Record Number of Candidates Earn Professional Pricing Certification From Professional Pricing Society at 19th Annual Fall Pricing Conference in Miami

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A record twenty-five pricing professionals graduated from the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program at the 19th Annual Fall Pricing Conference held October 28-30 in Miami. The graduates successfully earned six CPP credits by attending PPS workshops and passing a four-hour certification exam.

CPP Graduates PPS Fall Conference Miami 2008

Participation in continuing education activities indicates to their peers, employers and employees that they are committed to professional development, validates their skills, and demonstrates their proficiency in the latest pricing solutions and technology.

A record twenty-five pricing professionals graduated from the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program at the 19th Annual Fall Pricing Conference held October 28-30 in Miami. The graduates successfully earned six CPP credits by attending PPS workshops and passing a four-hour certification exam.

The Professional Pricing Society (http://www.pricingsociety.com) is the only organization in the world that offers a professional pricing certification. The newest class of 25 CPP designees brings the total number of pricing professionals certified through the program to fifty seven.

"Strategic pricing is a dynamic and critical profit-leveraging function. As such, the need for ongoing education is very important. We commend these new CPP graduates for their hard work and dedication to their profession," said Julie R. Martin, Director of Certification and Education for the Professional Pricing Society. "Participation in continuing education activities indicates to their peers, employers and employees that they are committed to professional development, validates their skills, and demonstrates their proficiency in the latest pricing solutions and technology."

The Fall Pricing Conference in Miami featured four one-day Certified Workshops (for credit toward earning a Certified Pricing Professional designation), a one-day Pricing for Latin America Symposium and an outstanding line-up of general session speakers, as well as 18 breakout sessions led by senior industry practitioners and leading pricing experts. Almost 600 pricing professionals attended the conference.

The CPP graduates received their diplomas in a ceremony held at a gala reception at the Miami Intercontinental Hotel on October 28th followed by a dinner cruise around Biscayne Bay. Each graduate fulfilled rigorous certification requirements including: six full-day workshops and related testing followed by three months of intensive study using the 300-page study guide created by Temple University for the Professional Pricing Society and revised by the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

The Professional Pricing Society is proud to announce its newest Certified Pricing Professionals:

Adam Kader, CPP    PSC
Alex Hoff, CPP    Vendavo
Ankur Tiku, CPP    Eastman Chemical Company
Caralee Carlson, CPP    LORD Corporation
David Hass, CPP    Service Corporation International
Douglas LeRoy, CPP    LORD Corporation
Elizabeth Franks, CPP    LORD Corporation
Eric Wulf, CPP    Pactiv Corporation
Greg Shaffer, CPP    University of Rochester
Jamile Shibley, CPP    Owens Corning
Janene Liston, CPP    Siemens Switzerland
Kellie Ecker, CPP    Covidien/Tyco Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
Kristin Poljan, CPP    LORD Corporation
Launce Bagg, CPP    Siemens Canada
Laura Weber, CPP    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc
Mark Duke, CPP    Rexel, Inc.
Martin Dudak, CPP    APC by Schneider Electric
Richard Lancioni, CPP    Temple University
Rodney Gaviola, CPP    Ericsson
Scott Olsen, CPP    APC by Schneider Electric
Stuart Schlachter, CPP    Rockwell Automation
Theo Geurts, CPP    Caterpillar, Inc.
Tim Black, CPP    Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyler Hansen, CPP    MICO, Incorporated
Wesley Woolbright, CPP    Safeway, inc.

"The Certified Professional Pricing (CPP) designation will be a key differentiator amongst pricing professionals in the future. There's no other program dedicated to teaching, building and refining the skills of tomorrow's pricing leaders." - Bill McGill, Principal, William Richard Associates, the Executive Recruiting firm dedicated solely to the Pricing and Revenue Management profession.

About Professional Pricing Society

Founded in 1984, the Professional Pricing Society (PPS) serves thousands of members, representing leading industries all over the world. The Society's mission is to nurture a growing community of professionals committed to disseminating pricing expertise throughout the business world. PPS produces three annual conferences in Europe and North America and offers certification with its Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) program. Publications distributed to members include an eight-page monthly newsletter and a 36-page quarterly journal. Further, the PPS website (http://www.pricingsociety.com) is a central resource for state-of-the-art pricing knowledge and hosts a job site where professionals can post or review new opportunities in the industry. PPS also maintains a blog at http://professionalpricingsociety.blogspot.com/ and a pricing Group on LinkedIn.

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