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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) veteran joins Microsoft Gold Partner Hitachi Solutions

"Attracting people of Paul’s caliber continues to be a key component of Hitachi Solutions success"

London, 28th June 2012

Hitachi Solutions, the Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services arm of Hitachi, is strengthening its industry and Microsoft Dynamics expertise, with the appointment of Paul Newstead as Business Development Director. Paul has thirty years’ experience working across the globe in business applications, including eleven specialising in Microsoft Dynamics. He has broad experience in many industries including manufacturing, services, logistics and the public sector. Paul joins Hitachi Solutions to manage the business relationships with its customers, working with them to develop efficiencies and improvements using the Microsoft Dynamics product set.

“From my work on a number of complex projects I know that success requires a clear focus on the business objectives and the technology used to deliver them. Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft have that clear focus, and have built a very strong team of professionals with the capability to be innovative but at the same time draw upon broad experience. I am delighted to join the team, and look forward to participating in its continued growth” explains Paul Newstead Business Development Director at Hitachi Solutions.

“I am delighted that Paul chose to join Hitachi Solutions particularly as he had offers from a number of other Microsoft Dynamics partners. Attracting people of Paul’s caliber continues to be a key component of Hitachi Solutions success and I know Paul will provide enormous value to our customers both from a business and technology point of view. I wish Paul great success and look forward to working with him” concludes Steve French Vice President at Hitachi Solutions.

Hitachi Solutions

About Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions is a recognized leader in providing industry solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Hitachi Solutions provides its customers with industry focus, software industry domain expertise, and proven tier-1 people. Hitachi Solutions works with its customers to understand their unique formula for success and develops solutions that improve their business and attain measurable results. Hitachi Solutions was recognized as the 2011 CRM Global Partner of the Year and has also been recognized as Microsoft Dynamics Global Partner of the Year for Dynamics AX. For more information, call +44 (0) 203 640 6300 or visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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