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JDA Software Announces New CEO

JDA Software Group, Inc., the world’s leading supply chain planning and execution solutions provider, today announced a chief executive officer (CEO) change to lead the company through the next phase of its strategic growth plan. Baljit (Bal) Dail, a technology executive who has served as JDA’s chairman since May 2013, has been named interim CEO, effective immediately, replacing Hamish Brewer, who is leaving the company. Dail will lead the search for a permanent successor.

Dail has extensive past success in the information technology industry, and has previously served as CEO of both Aon Hewitt and Aon Consulting, and as chief information officer of Aon Corporation. He also was a partner at McKinsey & Company focused on the high-tech sector, and is currently an operating partner at New Mountain Capital. He started his career in the technology group at Marks & Spencer, a leading retailer in the United Kingdom.

“As the leader in supply chain, JDA already has the broadest and most advanced suite of solutions and services covering supply chain planning and execution,” said Dail. “Our intention now is to build on this leadership position by accelerating investments in our solution and delivery capabilities to empower our customers to stay ahead of the curve in an ever-challenging and increasingly complex global supply chain environment.”

“We appreciate Hamish’s leadership through a significant period of growth and success for JDA. On behalf of JDA’s board of directors, shareholders and associates, I would like to thank him for his significant contributions throughout his two decades of service to the company,” said Dail.

“I am proud of the company we built during the 20 years I have been with JDA,” said Brewer. “I am confident that JDA will only continue to strengthen its position as the leader in supply chain solutions and services.”

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JDA Executives Recognized ‘Pros to Know’ for 2014

JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced that three JDA executives were recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2014 “Pros to Know.” In its 14th year, the “Pros to Know” award recognizes supply chain leaders who have made a significant impact on the industry and helped prepare businesses for the supply chain opportunities and challenges ahead.

The publication recognized JDA executives Vali Fayen, vice president, product management; Thomas Kozenski, vice president, industry strategy; and Paula Natoli, vice president, product management.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage.

Recipients for Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros to Know” include professionals proactively working to improve business functions in a number of categories—including manufacturing and production output; procurement; logistics; risk mitigation strategies; sourcing; financial operations; packaging and distribution; transportation; and much more.

“JDA is proud to have three of our executives receive the prestigious ‘Pros to Know’ recognition and are grateful for the emphasis Supply & Demand Chain Executive places on the contributions of supply chain professionals,” said Kevin Iaquinto, chief marketing officer, JDA Software. “Vali, Thomas and Paula continue to establish themselves as leading industry experts and are indicative of the depth and breadth of our team’s collective supply chain expertise. Supply chain leaders form the backbone of the world’s leading organizations, and it is vital that we continue to work together to find opportunity amid supply chain’s toughest challenges.”

“Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our ‘Pros to Know’ listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.”

“This honor highlights the many thought leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise,” Hochfelder added. “Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for Supply Chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year’s Pros listing.”