Andreas Somogyi Joins ProSoft Technology as the Managing Director of Global Marketing

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., February 12, 2008 ProSoft Technology is thrilled to announce the recent addition of Andreas Somogyi as the Director of Global Marketing. In his new role, Somogyi will be the driving force behind the strategic direction of future product development with the company.

Somogyi began his career with Siemens AG in Vienna, Austria, where he spent ten years as an Engineer. He later accepted a position with Rockwell Automation as the Global Product Manager responsible for automation and industrial network products in Vienna. Because of his success in this role, in 1997 he was asked to move to Cleveland, Ohio for a new position as the Ethernet Product Marketing Manager, where shortly thereafter he was promoted to oversee all EtherNet/IP developments.

With this level of experience Somogyi was a natural fit for ProSoft Technology. On Somogyi's acceptance of the position, ProSoft Technology President, Douglas Sharratt comments, "Andreas is a well-respected member of the automation community and we are honored to have him joining our team. With his experience in industrial networking and in global product marketing, particularly with one of our largest partners, Andreas offers the unique skill set that will be needed to take us to the next level. We anticipate great things for ProSoft as a whole in the next few years with Andreas leading our marketing strategy."

"I choose to work for ProSoft Technology because of the tremendous opportunities ProSoft has in the industrial automation market," comments Somogyi. "The company has a well recognized corporate identity and is one of the top industrial network communication suppliers worldwide. Their existing and new, wired and wireless network communication solutions grant a fantastic organic growth opportunity for the company, which ultimately makes ProSoft Technology an attractive company to work for."

As a published writer of more than 50 white papers, articles and book contributions predominately about industrial automation technologies, Somogyi has been an invited speaker at multiple Instrument Society of America (ISA) conferences, Hanover Fair and other global trade shows.

Somogyi has a business and an electrical engineering degree from the High Tech Institution of Vienna.

About ProSoft Technology
ProSoft Technology provides industry leading communication products interfacing with platforms of major industrial automation companies like Rockwell Automation, GE, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Yokogawa, and more. For 20 years ProSoft Technology has developed high quality hardware and software products which create a means for programmers and system integrators to connect automation platforms and devices from different manufactures. In 2005 ProSoft Technology acquired Locus Corp., a manufacturer of industrial wireless products.

"The acquisition proves an aggressive growth commitment and continuous support for customers with high tech solutions. The large portfolio of industrial wireless products represents one of the growth engines for ProSoft Technology today," notes Somogyi.

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