Woburn, MA. Inmagic today announced that Paul E. Blondin has joined the companyís board of directors. Mr. Blondin brings more than 25 years of senior management experience in the software industry to the company, and will provide strategic vision and guidance to the Inmagic management team.
"Paul has successfully led several technology companies through rapid growth and expansion. His proven ability to bridge strategy with operational excellence will be invaluable to us as we continue our development, expand our relationships with our customers, and establish our market leadership."
"We are pleased to welcome Paul to our board and to our team," said Ron Matros, President and CEO of Inmagic. "Paul has successfully led several technology companies through rapid growth and expansion. His proven ability to bridge strategy with operational excellence will be invaluable to us as we continue our development, expand our relationships with our customers, and establish our market leadership."
Mr. Blondin brings extensive experience in management, product strategy, distribution and mergers, and acquisitions of technology companies to Inmagicís board of directors. Mr. Blondin is currently Chairman of the Board of Pactolus Communication Software, located in Marlborough, Mass. Pactolus develops and markets SIP based enhanced service applications for next generation telecommunication providers.
Prior to joining Pactolus in 2001, Mr. Blondin served as CEO of IPHighway Ltd., a software company in the IP performance provisioning market. Before that, he was President and CEO of Netect Ltd., a network security company. Netect was acquired by Bind View Development, in March of 1999. Mr. Blondin has also served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Open Development Corporation (ODC), a provider of enhanced services platforms to the telecommunications industry. ODC was sold to Glenayre Technologies in October 1997. Earlier in his career Mr. Blondin served as Chief Financial Officer of Cascade Communications Corp., a supplier of wide area data communications equipment. Cascade was acquired by Ascend Communications in June of 1997.
"Inmagic is clearly on the path of addressing an immediate market need for social knowledge management within the enterprise," said Blondin. "Inmagic is well positioned to become a market leader in social knowledge management. I am looking forward to working with the team and taking Inmagic to the next level of organizational growth and development."
In addition to serving as a board advisor to a number of technology companies, Mr. Blondinís corporate directorships currently include Imany, Inc. of Philadelphia; Inmagic of Woburn, Mass.; and Pactolus. Blondin has also served on the boards of Medecision, Inc. (MEDE) of Wayne, Pa. (sold to HCSC); Permibit, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass.; Princeton Softech of Princeton, N.J. (sold to IBM); MEI Software, Inc. of Reston, Va. (sold to GoMembers); Bluestone Software, Inc. (BSTN) of Philadelphia (sold to HP); Verbind, Inc. of Lexington, Mass.; WebFS, Inc. of Salem, Mass.; Logic Works Inc. (LGWX) of Princeton, N.J. (sold to Platinum Software); IPHighway; Netect; and Open Development (ODC). Mr. Blondin is a graduate of Boston College and Babson College.
About Inmagic, Inc.
Inmagic, Inc. has been the industry leader in knowledge management and library automation applications for over 25 years. Today, Inmagic is at the forefront of the move to new generation knowledge management, creating Social Knowledge Networks that combine top-down, vetted information with bottom-up, social "wisdom of the community" to address critical research and business objectives. Over 5,000 companies in 100 countries use Inmagic solutions, including Inmagic Presto, Inmagic Presto for Social Libraries, and the DB/Text product family, to gain unprecedented insight into customers, markets, competitors, research, intellectual properties, and more. Find out how much your organization really knows. Visit Inmagic at www.Inmagic.com.