Smart Software Appoints New President, Dr. Nelson Hartunian
Belmont, Mass., September 12, 2012 - Smart Software, Inc. today
announced the appointment of co-founder Nelson Hartunian, PhD, to the position
of president and the decision by co-founder Charles Smart to step down from that
position to assume the new role of Vice Chairman. As Vice Chairman, Mr.
Smart will continue to serve Smart Software as a member of the Board of
Directors, company spokesperson, and in the development of strategic business
Dr. Hartunian and Mr. Smart, together with Thomas Willemain, Ph.D., formed
Smart Software in 1984. Their vision, that the introduction and automation
of statistical analysis and modern operations research methodologies could
significantly improve demand forecasting and inventory planning, resonated with
customers struggling to optimize inventory investments. Smart Software has
become a leading provider of demand forecasting, planning and inventory
optimization solutions, with thousands of users worldwide, and marquee customers
that include such industry leaders as Otis Elevator, Metro-North Railroad,
Montreal Transit, Siemens and General Electric.
Dr. Hartunian has served Smart Software in a variety of executive capacities
since the company's founding, most recently as Senior Vice President of
Operations. Prior roles include leading software development, sales, and
customer services. Together with Dr. Willemain and Mr. Smart, Dr.
Hartunian designed and developed SmartForecasts®, the company's
flagship software solution. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering
and M.S. in Physics from Tufts University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from
"Charlie Smart has led Smart Software since its founding nearly thirty years
ago, creating a strong foundation for future growth," reflected Dr.
Hartunian. "I am delighted that we will continue to work together, and
look forward to guiding the company to its next level: expanding our team,
extending our solution, and bringing SmartForecasts to a new generation of
About Smart Software, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Smart Software, Inc.
is a leader in providing businesses with enterprise-wide demand forecasting,
planning and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software's flagship
product, SmartForecasts, has thousands of users worldwide, including customers
at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Abbott
Laboratories, Otis Elevator, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, GE and The
Coca-Cola Company. SmartForecasts gives demand planners the tools to
handle sales seasonality, promotions, new and aging products, multi-dimensional
hierarchies, and intermittently demanded service parts and capital goods
items. It also provides inventory managers with accurate estimates of the
optimal inventory and safety stock required to meet future orders and achieve
desired service levels. Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont,
Massachusetts and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.smartcorp.com.
SmartForecasts is a registered trademark of Smart Software, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information, please contact Smart Software, Inc., Four Hill
Road, Belmont, MA 02478.
(800-762-7899); FAX: 1-617-489-2748; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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