PLANO, Texas, October 27, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that one of its employees, Erica Simmons, global marketing manager, High Tech & Electronics Industry Marketing, received a 2008 All Stars in Technology award during the National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference in Dallas.
The 2008 All Stars in Technology award honors accomplished women of color who have demonstrated excellence as role models and leaders throughout their careers and continue to shape the course of business and technology. In addition to being recognized at the annual event, Simmons will be profiled in the 2008 National Women of Color magazine.
Simmons is being recognized for her career in the high tech industry where she has held various marketing and sales support roles for such software industry leaders as Oracle, i2 Technologies and Saba Software.
"I am really honored to receive this recognition along with all the other National Women of Color award winners. I have learned so much from working in this industry. It is exciting and fast-paced and holds so much promise for our future. Without reservation, I recommend this industry to all of the young women and men I meet," said Simmons.
"It’s a joy to see one of our employees honored with such distinction – to be named a 2008 All Stars in Technology Award recipient is something to be celebrated," said Leif Pedersen, vice president, Global Industry Marketing, Siemens PLM Software.
An initiative of Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), the National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference is designed to give recognition to some of America's most distinguished women of color in technology and business, aiming to address the under-representation of minority women in technology. It offers encouragement for women to seek careers in engineering and information technology. The awards were created to recognize the significant accomplishments of minority women in the digital world.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
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