CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2006 - In a move which further bolsters its global presence, Kronos® Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON) today announced its expansion into China. With a population of more than 1.3 billion people - of which 400 million are employed in the industrial and service sectors of the economy - China represents a significant market opportunity for Kronos, whose charter is to empower organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce.
“Sheer market size, a rapidly growing economy, rising labor costs, and growing IT spend make China a key market opportunity for Kronos,” said Kronos chief executive officer Aron Ain. “Establishment of an operation in China marks one more step in the execution of our global expansion plan.”
Industry veterans to execute on global strategy Kronos has appointed industry veteran Mick Adamson to lead the company’s global expansion effort. As vice president of international operations, Adamson reports directly to chief executive officer Aron Ain. Adamson gained his extensive experience in international business through nearly 20 years serving in leadership positions at technology providers including Intel Corporation, Santa Cruz Operation, and SurfControl. In these roles, Adamson built and directly led sales, service, and marketing teams in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, while residing in Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Kronos also has appointed Henry Liu to establish and manage the company’s China operation headquartered in Beijing. A native of China, Liu has more than 20 years of experience in management, sales, and marketing roles. Liu joined Kronos from Siebel Systems, where he was sales director for China. Prior to Siebel, he held positions with Broadvision and System Software Associates (SSA). He has also has acted as general manager for SAP North China. As general manager of Kronos’ operation in China, Liu reports to Adamson.
“Both Mick and Henry bring the ideal mix of talent - management, technology, and international business know-how - to their integral roles at Kronos,” concluded Ain. “Their experience will bring even more leadership and energy to our international expansion efforts.”
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos Incorporated empowers organizations around the world to effectively manage their workforce. At Kronos, we are experts who are solely focused on delivering software and services that enable organizations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and ultimately enhance the level of service they provide. Kronos serves customers in more than 50 countries through its network of offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. Widely recognized as a market and thought leader in managing the workforce, Kronos has unrivaled reach with more than 30 million people using a Kronos solution every day. Learn more about Kronos at www.kronos.com.
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