QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced today that it has promoted Roberto Gandini to lead business development for QAD in Italy. As senior director, business development, Gandini will be responsible for expanding QAD Italy’s partnership program.
“We are happy that someone as well respected within QAD as Roberto will be taking on a new role building the QAD brand and partner program in Italy,” said QAD Senior Vice President, EMEA Steve Gardner. “Roberto has been with QAD for many years and understands our culture, our solution portfolio and our strategy in the EMEA region. Expanding our activity and presence in Italy is an important part of that strategy and we will rely on him to build our capabilities within the Italian manufacturing community.”
Roberto Gandini has 25 years of experience in the ERP industry in a variety of positions ranging from consulting to multinational management. Before his promotion, he served as Director, Professional Services for QAD in Italy, Spain and Portugal. He has a strong consulting background and is skilled in business process, analytical skills, requirements analysis, enterprise software and software implementation. Prior to joining QAD, he was a finance consultant and senior consultant at CGI Consulting S.p.A., an IBM company. Earlier in his career, he founded AGI-Nomos Consulting.
“I’m looking forward to sharing our vision for manufacturers, the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise, and enlarging our Italian footprint,” said Gandini. “By leveraging the collective experience of the QAD Italian team, we plan to grow our customer base and bring on experienced partners to assist us.”
The QAD Global Partner Network is made up of over 100 partners including solution partners, technology partners, channel partners and consulting partners. Gandini will be responsible for expanding that network throughout Italy.
Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions to run their businesses across approximately 4,000 sites globally. QAD’s portfolio of solutions, QAD Adaptive Applications, helps those businesses to become Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise, with each business process aligned with the company’s strategy.
About QAD – Enabling the Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise
QAD Inc. is a leading provider of adaptive, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 30 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions including enterprise resource planning (ERP), digital supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE), quality management system (QMS) and strategic sourcing and supplier management to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit www.qad.com or call +1 805-566-6100. Find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
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