October 1, 2009 - Jotne is pleased to announce the opening of the first US office based out of Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2009. As part of his opening, James Martin has been appointed Director, North American Operations with responsibility for business development, marketing and technical liaison with North American customers.
"James is a great addition to Jotne's team," says Kjell Bengtsson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "James has more than 20 years of experience in the PLM, logistics and engineering software industry before Jotne with ITI TranscenData and SDRC. He has a broad range of experiences including technical marketing, business developing, consulting and product management of an assortment of design, analysis, data management, interoperability and logistics software solutions. Working remotely and independently to drive a business can be very complex and cross many company and country cultures. Jim's background is perfect for this role and he has already melded well into the Jotne EPM team."
"I am very excited for the possibilities that exist to expand the business here with the cutting-edge technology and expertise that has been coming out of the Oslo for the last 15 years," says James. "I look forward to exposing my customers to how the concepts such as PLCS, DEX's, the S-Standards, SCORM, EXPRESS and more all fit together to address their interoperability and logistics challenges in the context of their business requirements."
James possesses a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Xavier University. He speaks conversational Japanese and enjoys spending time with his family in the mountains near the suburbs of Denver where Jotne North America is based.
About Jotne: Jotne EPM's mission is to develop and market software products based upon the ISO 10303 Standard for Product Data Representation and Exchange – STEP. Typical application areas of such EXPRESS-based solutions are CALS, POSC, PDIX, GIS, PDM and EDI. To help organizations in getting most benefit from STEP products and technology, Jotne EPM offers expertise in the application and implementation of STEP and EXPRESS-based technology for life-cycle management of industrial products including the links into Logistics Information Technology.