Kalypso Expands PTC Practice with Key Hires

May 31st, 2012

BEACHWOOD, OHIO – For more than four years, Kalypso has worked closely with PTC’s product lifecycle management (PLM) technology across various industries. Today, that depth of experience grows with the addition of three highly qualified, seasoned professionals to drive growth in the retail, footwear and apparel industries for the PTC® practice. Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, welcomes Frederik Delacourt, Jim Capps and Sergio Martinez to the management team.

Frederik Delacourt and Jim Capps share a common background working closely with PTC products – at the company itself. Combined, the two have more than 26 years of experience at PTC and bring both a depth of knowledge of the PTC FlexPLM® solution for retail, footwear, and apparel and strong industry experience to Kalypso. The duo’s experience aligns itself perfectly with Kalypso’s goal to provide world-class management consulting capabilities with deep PLM technology and process improvement skills to successfully deliver comprehensive solutions.

Sergio Martinez has spent 12 years working in the consumer products industry designing and implementing product development and sourcing solutions. Martinez excels at redesigning existing processes for effective cycle-time reduction. His deep experience with product development and PLM mirrors Kalypso’s commitment to these practices.

Kalypso is rapidly building its PTC FlexPLM practice with the highest quality talent available across the globe. The firm is dedicated to hiring top business and technical experts to serve the unique needs of a growing client base in retail, footwear and apparel. 
“Kalypso has been on hand to see FlexPLM grow from an entry level software solution to the best-in-class solution it is today,” said Vipin Goyal, Footwear and Apparel Practice Lead at Kalypso. “PLM in retail, footwear and apparel is a relatively new concept. The combination of Kalypso’s deep PLM business and technology experience with PTC’s enterprise software, services, and solutions expertise can bring the industry true value around PLM transformation.”

Kalypso has been a PTC Service Advantage™ program partner since 2008. Partnering with PTC combines Kalypso’s focus and leadership position in the retail, footwear and apparel markets with the power of PTC’s FlexPLM for highly successful implementations that realize results quickly and efficiently.

“PTC continues to lead the consumer, retail, footwear and apparel market with business-ready PLM solutions and our partners play a central role in bringing the promise of PLM to life,” said Jamie Pappas, Senior VP PTC. “As one of our most valued ServiceAdvantage™ partners, Kalypso is ideally positioned to help our clients gain true competitive advantage with the implementation of FlexPLM solutions.”

As a firm, Kalypso is exclusively focused on innovation, product development and PLM. The firm, celebrating its eighth year, combines deep experience in strategy, process improvement and organizational effectiveness with expert skills in large-scale PLM technology deployment to help clients deliver on the promise of PLM.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KalypsoLP.

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