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Sterling Commerce Appoints new Vice-President in Asia-Pacific Region

Industry veteran Robert E. Prigge will help customers drive competitive differentiation in the current economic climate
  • 19 January, 2009 09:19

<p>Melbourne, 19 January 2009 - Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc (NYSE: T) company, today announced the appointment of Robert E. Prigge as the new Vice-President of Sales for Asia-Pacific and Japan. Mr. Prigge brings more than a decade of leadership experience in the software industry in Asia-Pacific.</p>
<p>Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Prigge is responsible for the region’s growth strategy and will drive sales, marketing and customer account management for North Asia, South Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.</p>
<p>“We continue to see tremendous opportunity in the region, building on a strong foundation within established markets like Australia and Southeast Asia, but especially in the emerging markets of Greater China and India. In these challenging economic times, customers need solutions to help them connect, communicate and collaborate inside and outside the enterprise to improve profitability, reduce costs and minimise risk,” said Mr. Prigge. “At Sterling Commerce, we’re here for the long-term, delivering the solutions to solve those challenges in the logistics and supply chain industry, banking as well as retail sectors across Asia-Pacific.”</p>
<p>Prior to joining Sterling Commerce, Mr. Prigge was the Vice-President, Sales, for Asia-Pacific and Japan at Secure Computing through its acquisition by McAfee, where he was responsible for the dramatic expansion of the company’s operations in the region. He was instrumental in setting up the sales support structure in the region and led the company’s growth quarter-on-quarter.</p>
<p>“Sterling Commerce delivers a winning formula for the region with its strong channel structure and proven expertise in helping businesses in Asia Pacific streamline their business processes,” said Dave Robinson, Senior Vice-President, International Field Operations. “Robert’s extensive experience in working with partners and customers, coupled with his depth of knowledge in driving success in the Asia-Pacific region will be a key asset to Sterling Commerce in helping our customers drive competitive advantage.”</p>
<p>Prior to his tenure at Secure Computing, Mr. Prigge was the regional director for companies including Quest Software, Symark Software, and Manhattan Associates, successfully establishing offices in China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore. Mr. Prigge was also a founding member and COO of market-leading outsourced management and incubation company Japan InfoTech, with clients such as Borland, Kana Communications, SpeechWorks and Witness Systems. Mr. Prigge has lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan for over a decade and is fluent in spoken and written Japanese.</p>
<p>Sterling Commerce has nine offices and over 500 employees across the Asia Pacific region. The company currently works with over 1,500 customers across the region, with approximately one-third of them in A/NZ. In the last year, Sterling Commerce expanded its partner ecosystem by adding 12 new partners to accommodate the business needs in the region.</p>
<p>About Sterling Commerce</p>
<p>Sterling Commerce, an AT&amp;T Inc (NYSE:T) company, helps customers thrive in a global economy by connecting their business communities, processes, people and technology. More than 30,000 customers worldwide use Sterling Commerce solutions for business process integration, multi-channel selling, supply chain fulfillment, and payments management to optimise business performance inside and outside their enterprise. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Sterling Commerce has offices in 24 countries around the world. More information can be found at www.sterlingcommerce.com.au</p>

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