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Locus Announces Three New DirectorsIndustry Experts and New Senior Executives Have Extensive Management, Product, Service, and Software Experience From Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and SAP (February 13, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/12 -- Locus Technologies, the industry leader in Cloud computing-based compliance and information management software for air, water, energy, and other environmental emissions monitoring, announced today the addition of three director-level positions to its management team: Matt O'Keefe joined Locus as Director of Large Programs, Imran Tusneem joined Locus as Director of Software Engineering, and Owen O'Neil joined Locus as Director of Database Architecture.
As a Director of Large Programs, O'Keefe's primary focus will be inside sales and program management with existing and future Locus customers. O'Keefe will be responsible for ensuring that Locus' growing software platform for energy, water, and emissions management meets the evolving needs of government and commercial customers.
O'Keefe comes to Locus from Enviance where he was Program/Account Director. Before Enviance, he served as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of TechniData America, a company owned and subsequently merged into SAP. Prior to that he spent 10 years with The DuPont Company at its headquarters in Wilmington, DE, where he held various positions as IT Program Manager, Global Project Manager, and Information Technology & Systems Consultant (Environment, Health & Safety).
O'Keefe holds an MBA degree in International Business from the University of Delaware and a BS in Chemical Engineering, with a minor in Mathematics from the State University of New York Buffalo, NY.
Tusneem joins Locus as Director of Software Engineering at the company's headquarters in Silicon Valley where he will be responsible for ensuring that Locus continues to deliver a robust and scalable technology solution and software architecture for Locus customers and partners.
Tusneem has more than 15 years of experience in information technology and software development. Most recently, he was the architect responsible for the success of a key application transformation initiative at Hewlett Packard; the software is used by HP customers in both Software-as-a-Service and on-premises applications. Tusneem held various positions at Hewlett Packard, including Director for Packaged Solutions, Director for the Custom Application Development practice, lead industry technologist, and architect for a Cloud-based next-generation automation and delivery platform. He was the lead architect for one of HP's largest project and portfolio management implementations supporting more than 150,000 enterprise services consultants across the globe.
Prior to Hewlett Packard, Tusneem worked at Mercury Interactive, which was acquired by HP in 2006. At Mercury, he championed and pioneered cutting-edge solutions in application quality and management automation across different technology stacks. He progressed to the position of Director of Solutions Development for Global Practices, supporting both managed SaaS-based and on-premises products and solutions.
Tusneem holds Master's and Bachelor's of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana.
O'Neil joins Locus as Director of Database Architecture. He will be responsible for ensuring that all Locus applications are scalable and use flexible and robust database architecture in the Cloud.
O'Neil comes to Locus after distinguishing himself as an accomplished software architect with PeopleSoft. He was among the first 100 PeopleSoft employees; while at PeopleSoft, he designed and built many of the key products that made the organization one of the most successful ERP software companies in the world prior to being acquired by Oracle. He is a SQL guru and evangelist of set processing and parallel techniques. He was a primary architect of Meta SQL.
He was PeopleSoft's principal Software Architect for General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and People Tools for PeopleSoft (now Oracle) products. He also conceived, designed, developed, and delivered PeopleSoft Application Engine, Payment Predictor, PeopleSoft Meta-SQL, Data Warehousing Tools, ETL tools, Data Objects, and Universal Expressions, products still in use by many Oracle customers.
O'Neil holds a BS degree University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
"As we continue to build the industry's most competent team we are very excited about Matt, Imran, and Owen joining Locus. One of the differentiating factors of Locus has been the breadth and depth of talent it has continued to attract. This aggregation of the top talent to pursue the company's pioneering idea of delivering environmental and energy software via the Cloud has been a significant contributor to the strength of our offerings and our company's exponential growth over the last decade," said Locus President and CEO Neno Duplan.
"Matt, Imran, and Owen are joining a Locus team that is distinguished by building the industry-first Cloud-based integrated solution for energy and environmental management. Their deep industry expertise, coupled with experience in deploying enterprise software solutions in the Cloud, will further consolidate Locus' leading position in this rapidly growing market," added Duplan.
About Locus Technologies
Locus provides businesses with the power to be green on demand and has pioneered Web-based environmental software suites. Locus' software enables companies to organize and validate all key environmental information in a single system, which includes analytical data for water, air, soil, greenhouse gases, sustainability, energy, compliance, and environmental content. Locus software is delivered through Cloud computing (SaaS), so there is no hardware to procure, no large up-front license fee, and no complex set-ups. Locus also offers services to help implement and maintain environmental programs using our unique technologies.
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