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Product Manager, Infor10 ERP Discrete iEnterprise (XA)
Ross joined MAPICS in 2002, leading a number of professional services engagements for the XA product. This was the capstone of 27 years of implementation experience in ERP, supply chain, and advanced planning implementations.
Ross moved into the ERP XA product manager role in October 2008.
Kari MillerSenior Director, Product Management, System i
Kari has worked with Infor products for over 20 years and has held the following senior roles: business analyst, project manager, manager of manufacturing services, global presales, and director of presales - North America, prior to joining the product management organization at Infor.
Industry experience includes pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and beverage, dairy, electronics, CPG, automotive, and textiles.
Vice President, Development, Support, and Product Management, System i
Joe has more than 30 years of consulting and management experience along with his product development background. Having worked closely with manufacturers during implementations, he has a unique understanding of manufacturing processes and how to use software solutions to complement and streamline those processes. Joe brings this knowledge and management skills to his teams to help guide the direction of the System i product strategy to meet Infor customer expectations.
Prior to joining MAPICS in January of 1998, now Infor, Joe spent five years at Ross Systems as a corporate presale consultant responsible for sales support to the large, multinational prospect and customer bases. Previously, he spent 19 years at Xerox Computer Services in various implementation consulting, presale consulting, development, and management positions. He earned a B.S from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Director of Solution Marketing, System i
Kevin brings over 20 years of product management and automotive industry experience. He joined Infor in 2004 as the director of product marketing for the North American and Asia/Pacific automotive regions. Kevin is responsible for market research; product strategy; coordinating market and business plans; external analyst and press briefings; and synchronizing efforts with the presales, sales, and product management teams.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan and received his MBA from the Jesuit University of Detroit.
Executive VP, Enterprise Solutions
Mark has more than two decades of experience in the software industry, including president and CEO positions with enterprise application companies Aurema (acquired by Citrix) and EXP Systems. He also spent 18 years at IBM and brings extensive knowledge of the System i platform to Infor.
In his role as senior vice president and general manager for the IBM System i organization, Mark is responsible for strategic direction and leadership of all System i-based sales, presales, product management, product development, and marketing, as well as working with Infor's channel partners that sell and service software for the platform.
Mark holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky.