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Centric Software Names Fabrice Canonge Vice President, General Manager of European Operations

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Talent, commitment to excellence drive growing European operations for PLM software provider

(CAMPBELL, Calif., Apr. 16, 2013) Centric Software, Inc., has named Fabrice Canonge vice president and general manager for European operations.

Canonge previously served as European sales and marketing director for Centric, provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. He has played a major role in the growth of Centric, and particularly in the acquisition of key European customers, according to Chris Groves, president and CEO.

“Fabrice’s leadership has helped drive Centric’s rapid growth and success in the PLM industry, and played a major role in bringing Centric to its position as a market leader across Europe,” says Groves. “His talent and commitment to excellence are valuable assets to the expanding Centric team as the company continues to experience growing demand in Europe and increasing European operations.”

Before joining Centric in 2004, Canonge held the position of vice president, sales and marketing, for DynaSys S.A. (division of QAD). He also has worked as a process sales manager for Finmatica and senior sales executive for PTC. Canonge holds a degree (Magister Studies at the bac+5 level) in sales and marketing from Ecole de Management de Marseille (Euromed Management – School of Management and Business) in France. He resides in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)

Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for apparel, retail, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. The Centric 8 PLM suite delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 is a modularized system that implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile DeploymentSM methodology.

Global enterprises including AMG Services, Ariat, Balenciaga, Bass Pro Shops, Beretta, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Black Diamond Equipment, Bravo Sports, Christine Laure, Christian Louboutin, Colmar, Crocs, DSquared2, Fox Head, HoMedics, JD Sports Fashion, Kindy, KlimUSA, Longchamp, Newbrands, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Silver Jeans Co., Speedo, Sundance Catalog, Système U, TALLY WEiJL, Triple Aught Design, Uniek and United Stationers use Centric solutions to achieve revenue growth, reduce costs and deliver trend-right products to their customers. Centric is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

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