11 April 2006

UGS’ Kerry Grimes Named to “Top 100 Channel Executives” by CMP’s VARBusiness Magazine

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, April 11, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Kerry Grimes, vice president of Mid Market and Global Channel Sales for UGS, has been recognized by the editors of CMP Media’s VARBusiness as one of North America’s “Top 100 Channel Executives” in the special April 3 issue of the biweekly magazine that provides strategic insight to technology integrators.  The recognition places UGS’ channel program leadership among top enterprise software companies.

“We celebrate the men and women who enable solution providers with programs, products and inspiration,” says VARBusiness editor Lawrence M. Walsh. “The executives are worthy of emulation by all of their peers.”

The “Top 100 Channel Executives” list is based on a survey of channel executives with respect to years of service, size of their channel programs and their partner priorities for the coming year. In addition to being published in the April 3 issue of VARBusiness magazine, the feature package and executive listing is posted on the Web at www.varbusiness.com.

Launched in the first quarter of 2006, the UGS partner program meets the needs of diverse partners through the industry’s first value-based, global channel program specifically designed for the midmarket.  The updated Channel Partner Program delivers current tools and programs partners need to grow their business and revenue.

 “Kerry is helping UGS change the game in the industry,” said John Graham, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, UGS. “The UGS channel program continues to increase in strength, capabilities and innovation under Kerry’s leadership.  Teamed with world-class channel partners, UGS is extending PLM into the large and fast growing mid-market. Just as PLM has evolved to meet the growing demands of businesses, so has our channel program.”

For more information about UGS’ Global Channel Partner Program, visit www.ugs.com/partners.

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 19 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at www.varbusiness.com.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

Note:  UGS and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  VARBusiness is a trademark or registered trademarks of CMP Media LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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