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Jack Young, Former IBM VP Joins Maintenance Assistant Inc. Advisory Board

Maintenance Assistant Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jack Young, former IBM Vice President of Asset Management Development, to its Industry Advisory Board.

“The addition of Mr. Young to the Maintenance Assistant Inc. team brings added experience, professionalism and credibility to our firm, and provides us with deep insight into CMMS maintenance software and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Young on a regular basis,” stated Mr. Marc Castel CEO Maintenance Assistant.

“Jack is an amazing mentor and coach, he has already helped build one of the most successful on-premise CMMS / EAM systems in the world. We look forward to him helping us build the most successful cloud based CMMS,” said Daryl Sedgeman, President Maintenance Assistant.

“MA’s talented team has a unique perspective on the CMMS sector that brings great value to customers. I look forward to serving on the company’s advisory board,” noted Mr. Young.

Jack Young is a senior executive with extensive corporate CMMS sector experience in the global maintenance and facility management software industry. Jack began his software career with MRO Software (then known as PSDI) and their Maximo product in 1985. Jack has the distinction of being one of the original six-person team that built and released the original Maximo product in 1985. Jack’s role at that time was Product Management and Product Design. From 1992 until the IBM acquisition of MRO Software in 2006, Jack was the Executive Vice President of Products and Technology for MRO Software. In this role Jack managed Maximo Engineering, Research, Product Management and Product Marketing. During Jack’s tenure, Maximo became the worldwide EAM market leader and was positioned in the Leader’s Quadrant of the Gartner EAM Magic Quadrant for 15 consecutive years, a period covering both the MRO and IBM ownership. In the late 1990s Jack’s MRO team began the development and delivery of the IT Asset Management and IT Service Management products utilizing the latest generation of Maximo technology.

From 2006 to 2010 Jack was the IBM Vice President of Asset Management Development within the IBM Software Group. Key activities during this period included guiding successful integration of the MRO Software acquisition into IBM, delivering product advancements and driving revenue and profit growth.

Prior to working for MRO Software, Jack held numerous plant and facilities engineering positions with Armstrong World Industries.

Jack currently serves on the Board of Directors of RazorThreat Inc., a privately held security software company. From 2003 to 2010 Jack served on the Board of Directors of a major publically traded disaster recovery software company. Jack has Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and a M.B.A. from Shippensburg University.

Maintenance Assistant helps companies drive down the cost of maintenance, work smarter and save money by helping to increase asset life, prevent equipment failure, track maintenance costs, improve productivity, reduce equipment downtime, and lower the total cost of ownership of equipment, while improving legal and regulatory compliance and capturing and retaining vital maintenance knowledge.

“Technicians actually like using our system, which drives utilization and reduces time-to-value. With modern tools like SpareTimeTM, we make data entry as painless as possible. In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of maintenance activities, better data capture protects a company from knowledge loss as workers retire or switch jobs. Making data entry as easy as possible is critical,” said Marc Castel, CEO.

“With feedback and input from thousands of customers around the world we have been able to build an award-winning computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) service that simply works like it should. It’s exciting to see that we’ve become the CMMS technicians actually like to use.” said Bob Kandic, Senior Product Architect.

About Maintenance Assistant:

Since our launch in 2006, Maintenance Assistant has had over 25,000 CMMS installations in over 150 countries and in more than 30 languages. We are one of the fastest growing Maintenance Software solutions, providing a modern CMMS / EAM experience to clients around the world.

For more information please contact:
Corporate Office: Toronto Ontario Canada

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