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Birmingham, UK – 12 June, 2012 – Steelwedge, the leader in cloud-based sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions, advances its global expansion with the announcement that Steve Tonks has joined as the company’s UK Managing Director.

In this role, Tonks will oversee continued growth of the UK-based team as well as Steelwedge’s sales across the Continent where the company has customers such as Canon, Jaguar LandRover and Emerson.

Extending the Steelwedge team of deep domain experts, Tonks brings nearly two decades of experience in supply chain and operations planning with vendors such as Syncron, Mercia and Infor in both sales and general management roles. He started his career in the manufacturing industry.

“I am delighted to be joining Steelwedge at a time when global companies are beginning to realise the benefits of Integrated Business Planning.” Tonks commented, “Steelwedge is uniquely positioned to help companies connect the people, process and technology key to delivering greater, more agile performance in an increasingly volatile business environment. I look forward to being part of its next phase of growth.”

John Sookias, Steelwedge SVP and Managing Director EMEA added, “As strong European demand continues to fuel our growth, this is the perfect time for Steve Tonks to take over the management of the UK as well as head up European sales. He brings in-depth knowledge of the supply chain market and a real interest in helping companies in their development of integrated business planning.”

About Steelwedge:
Founded in 2000, Steelwedge is the leading Integrated Business Planning solution provider. Steelwedge’s cloud-based Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) software solutions connect people, process and technology to power a single view of a company’s business. In a volatile global business environment, that single line of sight powers reliable "what if" scenario modelling that pinpoints the financial impact of supply-demand trade-off decisions. Some of the world's largest companies including Sony, Lenovo, Syngenta, Applied Materials, Nacco and Emerson trust Steelwedge to help them mitigate risk and rapidly adapt to global economic, political and environmental change through best-in-class S&OP. Visit

Media Contact:
Hannah Sookias
+44 (0)7946 096329
+44 (0)121 232 4668

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