Director, Product Marketing, Infor
Andrew Kinder Director of Product Marketing. He is therefore responsible for setting the strategy, determining focus industries, aligning forward development direction and driving global execution through marketing and sales enablement and has a background and particular interest in enterprise resource planning. Andrew's prior experiences include supply chain leaders Mercia Software, where he was Vice President of Operations for the UK business, responsible for sales and marketing of the UK and Netherlands businesses.
From 1995 to 2001, he was employed in sales and business consulting roles in the UK by Boston-based Marcam Corporation, now part of Infor and focused in the process manufacturing markets. For the 7 years prior to this, he completed numerous implementations, this time for discrete manufacturing customers, working for ASK Computers, again now an Infor asset.
Andrew attained a first class honours degree in Industrial Management (BSC) from Sheffield University in 1984.
Jeegar Kakkad has worked as a Senior Economist at EEF for the past five years. As Senior Economist, he leads on EEF's work on innovation, taxation and enterprise policy. As part of this work, he designs and writes EEF's annual Innovation Monitor Report tracking industry trends in investment and innovation. Jeegar also manages EEF's Taxation Policy Committee, which brings together senior executives from innovative SMEs and multinational manufacturers to advise EEF's research and lobbying on reforming the UK's tax system. Prior to joining EEF, Jeegar worked at The Social Market Foundation, a London-based think tank, and at The Brookings Institution, in Washington DC.
Jeegar holds first class degrees in Economics (BA) from Princeton University and in Economic Policy (MPA) from the London School of Economics.
Wolfram Schmid (Director, Product & Industry Marketing, Automotive) is a 18-year veteran of the automotive industry. Wolfram joined Infor (as Agilisys) in 2002 and is now responsible for maximizing Infor's presence in the automotive manufacturing segment. Wolframs knowledge of the Industry helps to bring new Infor solutions into the market by providing commentary and insight into the Sales and marketing function.
Wolfram began his career with R+H (later BRAIN AG) as an automotive ERP consultant. He was then promoted to product manager. He became the first chairman of ITA (Information Technology for the Automotive Industry) (2000–2002), later vice chairman of ITA (2002–2004) and is still a member of the ITA Steering Committee.
Director, ERP Product Marketing, Infor
Mark brings 20+ years of manufacturing and distribution experience to his role with Infor's ERP products.
Mark joined Infor through the acquisition of SSA Global in 2006. Previously, Mark has led supply chain solutions marketing and served as a principal business consultant leading presales, solution design, and implementations for several Infor solutions. Mark also spent time as the director of SCM sales and business development for both North America and Europe.
Mark began his career at Southern Alloy of America, a division of Metals USA, and also spent three years as an engineer with Lockheed-Martin.