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LeverX Expands Management Team & Key Sales and Strategic Consulting Resources

Mountain View, CA — May 31, 2013— LeverX, Inc. today announced it has expanded their management team and key sales and strategic consulting resources early in 2013. 

Lance Allward has joined LeverX as Executive Director for Business Development and member of the management team and will lead the sales efforts for the company. Jason LaPlante has joined LeverX as Senior Strategy and Application Consultant and joins the team of leading PLM Strategic and implementation consultants. David Kramp has joined LeverX as Senior Solution Consultant and leads the pre-sales activities for the company. “We are thrilled to have Lance, Jason and David join the LeverX team this year. These individuals bring a wealth of personal experience and skills to our team that will support and drive continued growth for our company and SAP PLM solutions in the market," said Dr. Victor Lozinski, CEO of LeverX. "We have established high targets for continued growth in 2013, as well as an expanded partnership with SAP to become an authorized channel partner offering both SAP All-in-One solutions and implementation services. This investment in senior resources further underpins our commitment to SAP and SAP customers.”

Lance Allward, Executive Director, Business Development

Mr. Allward is responsible for developing and expanding sales in North America for LeverX. Lance has over 30 years of experience working with various enterprise systems, including PLM, ERP, supply chain and quality management systems. Prior to LeverX, Lance worked for CIMdata, a leading global PLM industry strategic consulting, education and research organization, where he built new programs for the industrial market. Lance began his work with PDM/PLM in the 1990’s with Sherpa Corporation, one of the pioneer PDM/PLM solution providers, with experience gained in most major industrial segments, while also managing the automotive industrial unit. Lance is located in the Berkley, Michigan office.

David Kramp, Senior Solution Consultant

Mr. Kramp is responsible for managing the pre-sales solution delivery experience for LeverX. Prior to LeverX, he had worked at SAP as a PLM Pre-Sales Solution Engineer. Dave has been working with SAP PLM since 1998, and is an expert in all aspects of PLM, including Discrete, Process, Visual Enterprise and Project and Portfolio Management. Dave is an active member of the SAP Recipe Developer Advisory Council. Some past experiences include Loblaw’s, Rich Products, Kennametal, Schwan’s, and Michael Foods. He also worked as an IBM Hardware Sales Manager and as a Presales Solution Engineer at Unigraphics Solutions. Dave began his career working 13 years as a Structural/Mechanical Design Engineer at Boeing. Dave is located in the St Louis area.

Jason D. LaPlante, PMP, Sr. Strategy and Application Consultant

Mr. LaPlante joins the LeverX Strategy and Applications Consulting team at LeverX. Jason brings more than 25 years of experience in the discrete manufacturing industry to current and prospective SAP clients. Prior to LeverX, he worked for Tennant Company in a Senior Management role, leading the company’s SAP Business Process and Master Data Governance Council. Jason has a background in Engineering Management at several major heavy equipment manufacturers. His SAP experience also includes managing the launch of SAP ERP and PLM solutions within these companies as well as possessing a deep understanding of SAP Master Data management. As the former Director of Engineering for two of the US's premier concrete construction equipment manufacturers, Jason is very sensitive to the complexities of streamlining processes critical to achieving corporate goals. Jason holds a firm belief that well-integrated technology solutions that enable best business practices are key to success in today's highly competitive and cost-conscious market. Jason is located in the Minneapolis area.

About LeverX

LeverX helps companies increase business value from product lifecycle, portfolio and project management processes by leveraging existing investments in SAP solutions. LeverX is an SAP services partner and SAP channel partner specializing in idea-to-performance integrated solutions of sustainable innovation, responsive manufacturing and operational excellence. Solutions encompass end-to-end process capabilities of SAP solutions, including portfolio and project management, product lifecycle management, enterprise visualization, sourcing, manufacturing planning, quality management, environment health and LeverX safety, compliance, manufacturing execution, enterprise asset management and service.

LeverX offers strategic consulting, solution architecture and implementation services. During the past ten years, LeverX has developed a proven reputation for excellence and expertise in SAP solutions and technical services. Contact us now to learn how we may help your organization. LeverX is also an ASUG Affiliate Member and an Associate Member of the PLM Alliance.

For more information, please contact:

Alan Mendel Vice President, LeverX Tel: +1 (650) 625-8347 Email:

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