SYSPRO USA PRESIDENT JOEY BENADRETTI IS FINALIST FOR "EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR" AWARD

Benadretti Honored in 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards by Network Products Guide; Winners Will Be Honored In Las Vegas in May

COSTA MESA, Calif. – April 17, 2012  -- SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, announced today that Network Products Guide, industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named SYSPRO USA President Joey Benadretti a finalist for the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Executive of the Year category. These industry and peer awards from Network Products Guide are the world's premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry. Winners will be honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 during the 7th annual dinner and presentations.

Benadretti was named a finalist for “Executive of the Year,” not only for his efforts at growing SYSPRO USA revenues during a recessionary economy, but also for his membership and participation with groups intent on returning the US to its preeminent position as the world’s leading manufacturing economy.  Towards this end, Benadretti and his colleagues have ventured to Washington to meet with members of Congress as representatives of American manufacturers.  The goal is to bring to the attention of Congress the need for protective legislation and secure tax breaks so US-based manufacturers find it more cost-effective to manufacture within the US.  

Benadretti is also an advocate of applying technology to build America’s industrial base and grow manufacturing jobs.  He has also won numerous awards for his leadership, not only in driving SYSPRO to success -- the company has never had a layoff -- but in promoting educational efforts. For example, Benadretti has been actively involved in the MBA Mentoring program at UC Irvine

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist by Network Products Guide for this esteemed industry and peer award,” said Joey Benadretti, President SYSPRO USA.  “As President of SYSPRO USA and also a concerned citizen, I want to make the US Government aware of our environment, our marketplace, our needs and our future.  This award further validates one of my major goals, i.e., restore US manufacturing to world prominence.”

About Network Products Guide Awards
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About SYSPRO
SYSPRO has earned the trust of more than 14,500 companies in 60 countries for its suite of visionary software that enhances the competitive thrust of small/mid-sized manufacturers and distributors.  The company’s adherence to developing technology based on the needs of customers is among the reasons why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry.  Follow SYSPRO on: 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SYSPRO_USA
Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/SYSPROAMERICAS
Blog: www.responsibleERP.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/sysprousa

For more information, visit: www.syspro.com   or call Stanley Goodrich:  714/437-1000

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