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London, UK, 25th November 2008 - Tribold, provider of Enterprise Product Management software specifically developed for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), has hired experienced BSS/OSS industry professional Tony Melvin as Vice-President, Professional Services. Melvin joins Tribold from Patni Computer Systems, where he was global operations lead for the company’s strategy consulting practice.

A telecoms industry veteran of some 23 years, Melvin has previously undertaken consultancy and professional services roles in the BSS/OSS industry for Openet Telecom, Kenan Systems (acquired by Lucent Technologies) and Verizon/Telecom Italia joint venture Sodalia. Melvin has a PhD in Physics from the Joint Research Centre of the European Communities in Italy and a first-class honours degree in Physics from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK.

Commenting on the appointment, John Rainger, Tribold’s CEO, said: “Tony’s wealth of industry experience is clear to see and will be an enormous asset to the Tribold team. His track record of software and services business growth will help us expand our professional services offering globally, scaling it in line with our overall business growth. We’re delighted to have him on board.”

Melvin himself added: “The growing demand for enterprise product management solutions from CSPs is obvious, and just as clear is Tribold’s leading position in the market. Growing a professional services business alongside the company’s software business is essential, and I am looking forward to taking advantage of a great opportunity.”

About Tribold

Tribold is the world's leading provider of Enterprise Product Management (EPM) software specifically developed for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). Tribold 3.0™ is a single, integrated suite of Enterprise Product Management applications that empowers CSPs to put products at the heart of their business.

Tribold 3.0 is based on a Centralized Product Catalog (CPC) and a Design Time Catalog (DTC) enabling the key functions of Product Data Management (PDM), Product Data Integration (PDI), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Business Intelligence (PBI), and Product Channel Management (PCM).

Dramatic improvements in product management performance enable CSPs to drive increased profit by reducing time to market, decreased cost to market, increased quality of the product management process and increased ability to support product and service innovation.

Headquartered in London, and with offices in North America and Asia, Tribold was founded in 2003 and is privately held. For more information visit

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