Jack Young, Former IBM VP of Asset Management Development Joins Maintenance Software Provider Maintenance Assistant Inc.’s (MA) Advisory Board
TORONTO, April 2, 2013 – Maintenance Assistant Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jack Young, former IBM Vice President of Asset Management Development, to its Industry Advisory Board.
“The addition of Mr. Young to the Maintenance Assistant Inc. team brings added experience, professionalism and credibility to our firm, and provides us with deep insight into CMMS maintenance software and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Young on a regular basis” stated Mr. Marc Castel CEO Maintenance Assistant.
“Jack is an amazing mentor and coach, he has already helped build one of the most successful on-premise CMMS / EAM systems in the world. We look forward to him helping us build the most successful cloud based CMMS ” said Daryl Sedgeman, President Maintenance Assistant.
“MA’s talented team has a unique perspective on the CMMS sector that brings great value to customers. I look forward to serving on the company’s advisory board.” noted Mr. Young.
Jack Young is a senior executive with extensive corporate CMMS sector experience in the global maintenance and facility management software industry. Jack began his software career with MRO Software (then known as PSDI) and their Maximo product in 1985. Jack has the distinction of being one of the original six-person team that built and released the original Maximo product in 1985. Jack’s role at that time was Product Management and Product Design. From 1992 until the IBM acquisition of MRO Software in 2006, Jack was the Executive Vice President of Products and Technology for MRO Software. In this role Jack managed Maximo Engineering, Research, Product Management and Product Marketing. During Jack’s tenure, Maximo became the worldwide EAM market leader and was positioned in the Leader’s Quadrant of the Gartner EAM Magic Quadrant for 15 consecutive years, a period covering both the MRO and IBM ownership. In the late 1990s Jack’s MRO team began the development and delivery of the IT Asset Management and IT Service Management products utilizing the latest generation of Maximo technology.
From 2006 to 2010 Jack was the IBM Vice President of Asset Management Development within the IBM Software Group. Key activities during this period included guiding successful integration of the MRO Software acquisition into IBM, delivering product advancements and driving revenue and profit growth.
Prior to working for MRO Software, Jack held numerous plant and facilities engineering positions with Armstrong World Industries.
Jack currently serves on the Board of Directors of RazorThreat Inc., a privately held security software company. From 2003 to 2010 Jack served on the Board of Directors of Double-Take Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:DBTK), a publicly traded disaster recovery software company. Jack has bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and a M.B.A. from Shippensburg University.