Logility Names New President
H. Allan Dow Promoted to President and
Geoffrey W. Cobleigh Promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas
ATLANTA — August 4, 2015 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced that H. Allan Dow has been promoted to president of Logility. In addition, Geoffrey W. Cobleigh has been promoted to senior vice president of sales for the Americas to provide additional focus on the global expansion of the Logility Voyager Solutions™ brand and cloud services offerings. J. Michael Edenfield, formerly president and CEO of Logility, will continue to serve as president, CEO and director of American Software, the parent company of Logility, and as chairman of the Logility Board of Directors.
H. Allan Dow joined Logility in October 2000 as executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing with responsibility for coordinating the company's overall strategy development and sales force execution to drive growth and improve success in all targeted markets. In his nearly 15 years with Logility, Mr. Dow has led the Company's initiatives to grow revenues, serve new customer needs and drive supply chain product innovation. Most recently, Mr. Dow has helped lead the company's transition from a traditional perpetual license model to offering customers the flexibility to choose the deployment method that best suits their current and future business needs. As a result, Logility has seen a significant increase in the adoption of its cloud services and software–as–a–service (SaaS) offerings which enable customers to prioritize supply chain and retail optimization initiatives in front of other IT investments.
"Logility continues to focus on solving complex supply chain challenges and remains a major growth engine for American Software. Allan Dow's deep knowledge of our customers and their business needs has helped Logility introduce innovative products and services to the market," said Mike Edenfield, president, CEO and director of American Software. "Allan has been instrumental in shifting the Logility business model to a higher mix of SaaS deployments and new cloud services while opening additional channels for Logility Voyager Solutions. As our company continues to grow, Allan will help ensure Logility's ability to support our large global customers with the same level of dedication and collaboration we have become known for. Additionally, Allan's leadership as president of Logility will enable me to focus on our other business segments as well as strategic initiatives for business expansion."
"The opportunity to lead the Logility team is a tremendous honor and responsibility," said Allan Dow. "Our company is financially strong and well positioned in our markets. My long tenure combined with our leadership team's wealth of Logility expertise across sales, marketing, research and development, global services, and customer support will enable a smooth transition. As we continue to drive the benefits of increased visibility, advanced analytics and optimized planning, Logility will gain more market share and expand our solution footprint. As Mike Edenfield has always emphasized, the best measure of our success is the success we help our customers achieve. A commitment I will continue to embrace."
Geoffrey W. Cobleigh has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software sales and has been a leading contributor to the Logility sales operation for the past 12 years. Most recently, Mr. Cobleigh held the role of regional vice president where he led a sales team focused on helping customers leverage Logility Voyager Solutions across numerous industries.
"Geoff Cobleigh is an extremely capable and respected sales leader and has played an instrumental role in expanding our sales coverage, mentoring sales executives and working to ensure customer loyalty," said Allan Dow. "We look forward to Geoff's leadership in his new role for the Americas sales team."
"I welcome this new opportunity as Logility's senior vice president of sales for the Americas to build upon our current success and expand our relationships with new customers and partners across the region," said Geoff Cobleigh. "My experience and depth of understanding of Logility and our solutions will help current and future customers leverage the award–winning Logility Voyager Solutions suite to drive more profitable and successful supply chain initiatives."
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions that help small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 companies realize substantial bottom–line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management and retail optimization solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning and allocation; and transportation planning and management. Logility customers include Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information about Logility, call 800–762–5207 USA or visit https://logilityinc.wpengine.com.
This press release contains forward–looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty, the timing and degree of business recovery, unpredictability and the irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on particular market segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays, product liability and warranty claims and other risks associated with new product development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of the Company's products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services, as well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company's future performance. For further information about risks the Company and American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer to American Software, Inc's. current Form 10–K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264–5477 or fax: (404) 237–8868.
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