BELLEVUE, Wash.—September 2, 2003 — Noetix Corp., a global infrastructure software provider that unlocks corporate data and empowers business users to answer their own questions, today announced the appointment of Morris Beton as its new chief executive officer.
Beton leaves his post as senior vice president of business development at BEA Systems Inc., where he was credited with helping the infrastructure software company shift its corporate focus towards channel sales and partner programs to better compete with larger enterprise software vendors.
Former CEO Paul Song will remain chairman of the board of directors, focusing on corporate strategy, product direction and partner relations.
"Morris is a very talented and experienced executive with a proven track record of guiding growth at world-leading software companies," said Song. "Many earlier stage companies have had difficulty attracting world class executives in today's economy, and I'm thrilled that Noetix could attract a candidate of his caliber. It's a testament to the potential that Noetix has and to the value Noetix has demonstrated in the marketplace."
Morris began his career at IBM, where he worked for 15 years, most recently as the business unit executive for the Northwest. After leaving IBM, he became the vice president of development at Attachmate Corp. Next, he spent seven years at Microsoft, leaving as the vice president of consulting services for the United States.
Morris currently serves on the IDC Software Alliance Executive Panel. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and received a President's Fellowship from Columbia University where he holds a Masters Degree.
"The experience and knowledge that Morris has garnered from his impressive career and continuing involvement in the technology industry will strengthen Noetix considerably," said Lee Roberts, CEO and chairman of FileNET and a member of the Noetix board of directors. "I've had the privilege of working with Morris in the past and am confident that Morris will add tremendous strength to the Noetix team."
Noetix provides global infrastructure software to unlock corporate data, enabling companies to manage the secure distribution of business data across the wired and wireless Internet. Corporations using the Noetix solution can automatically map complex, fragmented data and translate it into understandable business terms. Noetix technology is easy to implement, works with existing tools and is extensible due to its open architecture. Noetix has more than 1,000 customers including Motorola, Starbucks, Toshiba, Tupperware and Visa. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with international operations based in London. For more information about Noetix, visit the Web site at www.noetix.com or call toll free at 866-4NOETIX.
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