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Dassault Systèmes Hires Peter Bambridge To Drive Growth Of CG, CPG and Retail in NEMEA  

Leading IT Industry Analyst To Drive Next Phase Of Industry Growth

(PARIS, APRIL 19, 2010) Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that Peter Bambridge has been appointed Client Executive CG CPG and Retail to Dassault Systèmes’ Northern EMEA organization. Bambridge joins Dassault Systèmes after almost 3 years as  Research Director at Gartner Inc covering PLM and Sourcing in the consumer goods and retail sectors and more than 20 years of developing and delivering innovative enterprise solutions for retail and consumer goods customers through progressive leadership positions in solution sales, business development and regional management.

In his new position, Bambridge will be responsible for managing and driving growth of the Northern EMEA business focused upon the consumer goods, consumer packaged goods and retail industry for Dassault Systèmes.

“Having spent the last few years at Gartner studying all the vendors in the global PLM and Sourcing market, I identified that DS is best positioned to grow it’s domination of this market and is bringing together a unique portfolio of solution capabilities” said Bambridge.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to join the DS team and contribute to its leadership in the retail and consumer industries where the value of comprehensive PLM and 3D visualization are well recognized.”

Previously, Bambridge served as vice president of Freeborder’s PLM and outsourcing business in EMEA (prior to it’s sale to Lawson). He earlier played critical roles in solving the business problems of retailers and manufacturers with a variety of software and services providers including Oracle, Intactix, i2 Technologies, G4 Analytics and Deloitte Consulting.

“Peter brings a wealth of industry knowledge and PLM experience to his new role in NEMEA. His extensive experience helping retail and consumer goods customers exploit IT to address their enterprise needs, his knowledge of the PLM industry and his proven ability to deliver growth will help ensure that Dassault Systèmes continues to set itself apart as the global leader in PLM and 3D in this sector,” said Roberto Lei, Sales Director, EMEA, CG CPG and Retail, Dassault Systèmes.

“We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Dassault Systèmes family and are pleased that such an experienced industry figure should recognize our unique strengths and opportunities in this area,” said Fabrice Mekersi, Head of Industries, EMEA, Dassault Systèmes.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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