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Lanner Group Welcomes Arrival of VP Global Products, Simon Hallam

Simulation modeling specialist Lanner Group has welcomed the arrival of new VP Global Products, Simon Hallam from Avery Weigh-Tronis. Mr Hallam's responsibilities will initially focus on supporting the process improvement solutions firm's ongoing international expansion.

Houston, TX, November 23, 2010 --( Simon Hallam, previously Head of Global Software Solutions at Avery Weigh-Tronix, has joined Business Process Improvement and simulation modeling software specialist Lanner Group as its Vice President, Global Products.

In his new role, Simon will be responsible for the full life cycle of existing and new products, sector applications and the development of channels to support Lanner Group’s continuing expansion in its chosen markets across the world.

“We look forward to Simon's contributions as VP Global Products at Lanner Group,” comments David Jones, CEO, Lanner Group.

He continues, “Like Lanner Group, Avery Weigh-Tronix is an international business focused on excellence in maintaining market competitiveness through innovation, and we think Simon’s insights and wealth of experience will be extremely valuable in helping to guide Lanner Group’s range of current and new software products in the years ahead.”

"Lanner Group is a company that I greatly admire,” says Simon Hallam. “I'm really looking forward to working with such a highly experienced team to drive the business and its suite of products forward."

Simon joined Avery Weigh-Tronix from Geac (Infor Global Solutions), where he was Head of Product Management, Service Solutions. Simon brings to Lanner Group deep experience in devising and executing strategies in the development of Go-to-Market strategies for software applications servicing a competitive business-to-business environment.

His 20+ years of global experience in presales, process, and product management as a strategist, marketeer and technologist give him a well-seasoned perspective which perfectly complements Lanner Group's needs as a growing company with market presences throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe.

Prior to Geac, Simon was SAP Product Director at Proceed Product Solutions, where he steered the company’s products to market in Europe and North America. Before joining Proceed in 2002, he held positions with pioneering e-commerce company Commerce One (now part of Perfect Commerce), JBA International, SSI Service Software, Bluebird Software, and PA Consulting Group. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

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Lanner Group, Inc. is the Houston, TX based Americas subsidiary of Lanner Group Ltd, a UK company dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to model, analyze and optimize processes through simulation software enabling business managers to make comprehensive decisions in a risk-free environment. Its client roster includes over 3000 customers including end users HP, 3M, Boeing, Ford, GM, Nissan, and Rolls Royce. In 2010 Lanner Group, Inc. was certified a Top 20% Performer by Open Ratings Inc., a Dun & Bradstreet company based on Past Performance Evaluation responses of its reference customers.

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