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Jan 12, 2011

Lucas Systems Expands Sales and Business Development Team

Senior Business Development and Sales Professionals Will Extend the Market Reach for Award-Winning Jennifer™ VoicePlus Solutions

Lucas Systems, Inc., the leading provider of voice-directed warehouse applications for open, mobile computers, today announced the addition of three senior sales and business development executives. These newest members of the Lucas commercial team will help the company continue its growth in the voice-directed applications market. Since 2007, Lucas has grown its revenue by more than 60 percent, an unprecedented achievement in the face of an extraordinarily difficult economy..
Les Huet joined Lucas as Director of Business Development, responsible for broadening the company’s relationships with WMS and other complementary technology and implementation partners. Barry Bijonowski and Ed Frantz joined Lucas as Senior Account Managers, responsible for direct sales of Jennifer VoicePlus solutions to warehouses and distribution centers in retail, grocery, foodservice, healthcare, industrial supply, manufacturing and other industries.

“Lucas takes a unique approach to working with customers and partners and it is important to us that we bring on board individuals who share our commitment to exceeding expectations before and after every project,” says Chris Sweeney, Senior Vice President of Lucas Systems. “Les, Barry and Ed each have that same drive to go above and beyond, in addition to years of experience working with operations and IT executives in warehouses and distribution centers. Their experience, expertise, and drive make them each a great fit with the rest of our team.”

Les Huet brings more than 25 years of business development, sales and distribution operations experience, including 15 years developing and managing partner relationships at MARC Global (which was acquired by RedPrairie) and 7 Hills Software. Prior to MARC, Les had 10 years of operations experience with healthcare distributor Owens and Minor. Les is based at Lucas Systems headquarters near Pittsburgh.

Barry Bijonowski has 15 years of sales and implementation experience working with large warehouse and distribution centers in a range of complex process optimization projects. He started his career with Dematic and more recently was with Numina Group. Barry is based in Chicago.

Ed Frantz brings 25 years of supply chain solutions experience including senior level strategic and tactical leadership positions with third party logistics companies, including Kuehne + Nagel, and Genco Logistics. He comes to Lucas from OHL, where he was focused on designing distribution solutions and building relationships with clients in the CPG sector. Ed is based at Lucas Systems headquarters near Pittsburgh.

About Lucas Systems, Inc.
Since 1998, Lucas Systems has delivered more voice-directed warehouse applications on a wider variety of mobile computers than any other company. Customers like Cardinal Health, the Container Store, HD Supply, OfficeMax, Mondelez (formerly Kraft Nabisco) and Rust-Oleum trust Lucas to deliver solutions that greatly improve worker productivity and accuracy because Lucas truly understands warehouse operations. Jennifer VoicePlus, the Lucas voice solution, creates a conversation with warehouse workers that frees their hands and eyes to focus on the job at hand. Jennifer also provides managers and supervisors with real-time reporting and management tools that help them better manage their operations. Tens of thousands of associates at hundreds of distribution centers work with Jennifer every day.

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