Citect creates Chief Operations Officer role and appoints the President of the American sales group

Sydney, Australia - Citect announces the creation of the new role of Chief Operations Officer and the appointment of Darren Trumeter in the new role. Mr. Trumeter will oversee Citect's expanded global sales organization and report directly to the CEO, Richard Webb.

A number of key initiatives have been recently introduced to improve Citect's sales execution, product development innovation, professional services, and support and training service levels. Mr. Webb will continue to directly oversee the product development, professional services and support and training groups. Mr. Trumeter will be responsible for further enhancing Citect's sales execution globally. Reporting to Darren will be the regional sales teams and a small team in Sydney responsible for global key accounts, partner programs, and the CRM system.

While the company's revenue momentum and sales pipeline is at an all time high it is critical that the momentum continues into 2006 through a number of key initiatives which include the expansion of the number of direct sales regions from 5 to 10, and the execution of global key account, OEM, and partner program strategies.
Richard Webb comments, "Darren brings strong leadership, sales execution skills, and an outstanding track record to this role. His appointment is one of the significant building blocks required for the further organic expansion of the Citect group."
Darren has served as president of the Citect's Americas region since July 2003 and was instrumental in securing several large Fortune 500 key accounts and the establishment of a strong indirect sales channel. As Chief Operations Officer, Darren will continue to be based in the United States and work from Citect's North American sales office in Alpharetta near Atlanta, Georgia.

About Citect

Citect is the leading, independent global provider of industrial automation, real-time intelligence, and next generation manufacturing execution systems (MES). Leveraging open technologies, CitectHMI/SCADA and Ampla connect to multiple plant and business systems. Our products are complemented by professional services, customer support and training, and sold in numerous industries: mining, metals, food and beverage, manufacturing, facilities, water, gas pipelines, power distribution and pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Sydney Australia, Citect has 19 offices and representation in Oceania, Southeast Asia, China and Japan, North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Its products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide.


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