Phreesia and Lafayette General Health Partner to Deliver a Better Patient Experience

Phreesia and Lafayette General Health Partner to Deliver a Better Patient Experience

LAFAYETTE, La., & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Lafayette General Health, a non-profit regional health system serving south central Louisiana, and Phreesia, the nation’s leading patient intake platform, are excited to announce they have partnered to offer Lafayette General Health’s patients a more modern, convenient and engaging experience.

Lafayette General Health went live with Phreesia’s automated patient intake platform in five of its clinics. After three weeks of success, the organization rolled out Phreesia across nearly all of the Lafayette General Medical Doctors (LGMD) sites.

“Our partnership with Phreesia allows LGH to continue to invest in innovative technology to redefine the healthcare experience,” said Michael Dozier, Chief Information Officer at Lafayette General Health. “Phreesia’s platform allows for a simplified check-in process that leverages mobile technology from the comfort of the patient’s home.”

Lafayette General Health is leveraging Phreesia’s now-generally available bidirectional, discrete integration with Cerner Millennium to capture demographic and payment information from patients during intake. The data is automatically sent to staff in real time so they can more fully understand patients’ individual status.

“LGH is focused on removing the friction that patients experience when seeking healthcare,” said Marisa Alack, Lafayette General Health’s Chief Engagement Officer. “With Phreesia, we now have a way for patients to efficiently check in, from a place that’s convenient for them, on a device that’s familiar to them.”

Patients can receive a text message or email through Phreesia’s Mobile platform prompting them to check in from their own device, prior to their appointment or when they arrive. This helps patients save time in the waiting room and streamlines operations for front office staff. The organization will also offer a PhreesiaPad to patients who prefer a tablet check-in option.

“We’re pleased to partner with Lafayette General Health to help them deliver a better and more engaging patient experience,” said Phreesia CEO Chaim Indig. “As Phreesia continues to expand its reach to healthcare organizations across the country, we’re committed to giving patients and providers solutions that deliver meaningful value.”

About Phreesia

Phreesia gives healthcare organizations a suite of robust applications to manage the patient intake process. Our innovative SaaS platform engages patients in their healthcare and provides a modern, consistent experience, while enabling healthcare organizations to optimize their staffing, boost profitability and enhance clinical care.

About Lafayette General Health

Lafayette General Health (LGH) is a non-profit, community-owned health system committed to delivering excellent care to Southwest Louisiana across a 10-parish area known as Acadiana. The system’s flagship hospital is Lafayette General Medical Center, founded in 1911, and it also owns or manages Lafayette General Surgical Hospital, Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics, Acadia General Hospital and Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. Both Lafayette General Medical Center and University Hospital & Clinics are major teaching hospitals, providing graduate medical education across many disciplines. Lafayette General Health is a founding member of the Ochsner Health Network, a collaboration of leading health systems across the greater Gulf South region. LGMC ranked #17 in Top 100 Consumer Loyalty by NRC Health. Lafayette General Health has been named “Most Wired” by CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired since 2012. And for the last four years, LGH entities have been named among Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For more information about Lafayette General Health and its affiliates, visit LafayetteGeneral.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Phreesia:

Amy Wachler

(646) 402-5795

awachler@phreesia.com

Lafayette General Health:

Patricia Thompson

(337) 289-8604

ppthompson@lgh.org

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Dynatrace Doubles the Scalability of Its Software Intelligence Platform to Meet Growing Web-Scale, Multi-Cloud Requirements

Dynatrace Doubles the Scalability of Its Software Intelligence Platform to Meet Growing Web-Scale, Multi-Cloud Requirements

Support for 50k hosts and cross-cluster distributed tracing, analytics, and management deliver software intelligence without limits

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, Inc. (NYSE: DT), today announced that it has once again doubled the capacity of a Dynatrace® cluster, now scaling to 50k hosts while maintaining system performance. In addition, Dynatrace now supports the clustering of clusters, including cross-cluster distributed tracing, analytics and management to deliver AI-powered observability, automation and intelligence for customers operating even the largest multi-cloud environments.

Web-scale environments, a rarity a few years ago, are becoming commonplace as enterprises shift from static, on-premises data centers to dynamic, multi-cloud architectures with highly distributed microservices workloads. Companies in industries from financial services, healthcare, eCommerce, technology and more are rapidly growing their environments beyond their current monitoring systems’ ability to keep up. In addition, growth in complexity is outpacing their teams’ ability to identify and understand anomalies and correct performance and availability issues in a timely fashion.

“As we expand our digital footprint, our enterprise cloud environment is continually growing more dynamic and complex. We have multiple Dynatrace clusters around the globe to manage more than 1,000 Kubernetes clusters and 3,500 individual environments across private and public clouds,” said Reinhard Weber, Senior Product Manager, SAP CX. “Dynatrace scales perfectly and provides a unique combination of observability with automation and intelligence, making it easy to get precise answers about anomalies affecting user experience, application performance and cloud infrastructure to deliver the optimal business outcomes across our global organization.”

Traditional monitoring tools and “build it yourself” solutions do not scale to meet the needs of web-scale multi-cloud environments. Dynatrace® is the only solution that has the automation, intelligence and scale-out architecture needed to deliver the observability and precise answers that today’s enterprise clouds require, drawing on key capabilities that include:

  • Automated discovery and instrumentation: Single agent instrumentation automatically and continuously discovers all microservices, components and processes across the full cloud stack – networks, infrastructure, applications and users – and continuously maps dependencies in real-time.
  • Scale-out cloud native architecture: Dynatrace scales to 50k hosts in a single cluster while maintaining a common view across clusters of traceability, analytics and governance to provide intelligent observability for the world’s largest enterprise cloud environments.
  • High fidelity distributed tracing and cross-cluster analytics: Dynatrace delivers high fidelity distributed tracing in the context of all transactions across clusters and a single management dashboard regardless of cluster location.
  • AI-powered answers: The Dynatrace® explainable AI engine, Davis™ processes billions of dependencies in real-time, delivering the ability to go beyond metrics, logs and traces to provide instant and precise answers to issues at scale, 24/7.
  • Role-based governance for global teams: With Management Zones, Dynatrace enables fine-grained access across applications and zones for secure, distributed management of shared cloud environments by multiple teams.

“We are seeing a growing number of our customers across industries evolving rapidly to web-scale clouds,” said Steve Tack, SVP of Product Management at Dynatrace. “Driven by the shift of their data centers to the cloud and growing cloud-native workloads, it’s not hard to imagine hundreds, even thousands of web-scale enterprise clouds in the not too distant future. These environments require a transformational approach, which is why we reinvented our platform several years ago to stay a step ahead of the market and provide our customers with the high-fidelity observability, smart automation and real-time intelligence they need without compromise. We continue to push the boundaries on scalability and robustness as we continuously enhance our platform.”

About Dynatrace

Dynatrace provides software intelligence to simplify enterprise cloud complexity and accelerate digital transformation. With AI and complete automation, our All-in-one platform provides answers, not just data, about the performance of applications, the underlying infrastructure and the experience of all users. That’s why many of the world’s largest enterprises trust Dynatrace to modernize and automate enterprise cloud operations, release better software faster, and deliver unrivalled digital experiences.

Curious to see how you can simplify your enterprise cloud? Let us show you. Visit our trial page for a free 15-day Dynatrace trial.

To learn more about how Dynatrace can help your business, visit https://www.dynatrace.com, visit our blog and follow us on Twitter @dynatrace.

Hailey Melamut

March Communications

617-960-9856

dynatrace@marchcomms.com

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Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions Business Earns Two BIG Awards for Business

Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions Business Earns Two BIG Awards for Business

Continued Accolades for Product Innovation Mark Record Year of Industry Recognition

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business has earned two 2019 BIG Awards for Business for product innovations it developed on behalf of financial services client firms. Compliance Solutions was honored with a BIG (Business Intelligence Group) Award for its Vanceo Mortgage automated loan operating system, as well as for its CASH Workflow module, part of its CASH Suite commercial lending solution.

This marks the third industry accolade for a CASH Suite offering this year, and the eighth industry recognition for Vanceo. The BIG Awards for Business were launched in 2012 and recognize innovation in all major industry verticals, offering companies, their products, people and tactics the opportunity to be globally recognized by panels of business veterans and leaders.

Categories for Compliance Solutions’ 2019 BIG Awards for Business wins include:

  • New Product of the Year, Financial Solutions: CASH Workflow: A SaaS-based system, CASH Workflow helps commercial lenders better scale their operations and servicing workflows without increasing overhead costs—while assuring better compliance with defined processes. It digitizes the loan origination and servicing processes to reduce or eliminate paper handoffs between loan officers and departments, data entry bottlenecks, and duplicate data entry.
  • New Product of the Year, Banking: Vanceo Mortgage: This automated loan processing system helps smaller lenders effectively manage the many elements needed to originate compliant loan transactions, providing real-time insight into loan origination details, identifying roles for the many individuals and lines of businesses that touch a loan, and providing greater transparency and ease of use throughout the lifecycle of a loan origination.

Additionally, these two offerings have garnered awards from two prestigious business publications. US Business News magazine announced Vanceo as winner of its 2019 Financial Compliance Technology Launch of the Year as part of its Finance Elite Awards series. Corporate Vision magazine named Vanceo as its 2019 Mortgage Processing System of the Year, and recognized CASH Suite as the 2019 Most Innovative Commercial Lending Platform.

“Each of these award-winning solutions was developed in close consultation with our clients, given their keen interest in exploring ways to further automate and simplify complex workflows and operations while ensuring compliance,” says Steven Meirink, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions, who notes that the business has won a record 25 industry awards in 2019. “These awards further reinforce our multi-year product roadmap focused on helping financial institutions address very real business needs, from reducing manual processes, errors and operational redundancies to speeding their transactions via digital channels increasingly demanded by today’s bank customer.”

Compliance Solutions, part of Wolters Kluwer’s Governance, Risk & Compliance division, is a market leader and trusted provider of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions and services to U.S. banks and credit unions, insurers and securities firms. The business helps these financial institutions efficiently manage compliance obligations tied to loan and deposit origination transactions and workflows, manage risk and other regulatory compliance obligations, and gain the insights needed to focus on better serving their customers and growing their business.

About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer, which provides legal and banking professionals with solutions to ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory and legal obligations, manage risk, increase efficiency, and produce better business outcomes. GRC offers a portfolio of technology-enabled expert services and solutions focused on legal entity compliance, legal operations management, banking product compliance, and banking regulatory compliance.

Wolters Kluwer (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2018 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 18,600 people worldwide.

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Corporate Communications

Wolters Kluwer

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David.feider@wolterskluwer.com

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Astronics Announces a New Family of Rugged COTS Avionics Control and Communication Devices

Astronics Announces a New Family of Rugged COTS Avionics Control and Communication Devices

The ‘NG’ Family is a New Generation of Ballard Boxes for Avionics Interfacing and Computing that are Secure, Right-Sized for the Application, and Ready to Deploy.

EAST AURORA, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, is launching a new family of flexible, compact, 64-bit avionics I/O computing platforms for problem-solving and tech insertion in areas such as mission computing, distributed control and avionics data conversion.

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Astronics’ NG Family of rugged Ballard Boxes provide three levels of avionics I/O capability for computing, controlling, and converting operations on military and civil platforms. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Astronics’ NG Family of rugged Ballard Boxes provide three levels of avionics I/O capability for computing, controlling, and converting operations on military and civil platforms. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The NG Family consists of three distinct series of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products with varying capability for use on fixed wing, UAV, rotocraft and ground vehicles. These highly-flexible, low SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) systems include multi-protocol avionics I/O coupled with a high-throughput Ethernet backbone for inter-device communication and compatibility with a variety of avionics systems. The NG Family meets the demands of DoD open system business and technical strategies such as MOSA (Modular Open Systems Approach) and OMS (Open Mission Systems).

The NG Family shares similar design features and each variant is optimized for different levels of deployment:

  • NG3 Series Avionics I/O Computers,available for order now, feature the highest level of capability and I/O, along with 64-bit processing and audio/video, for the most demanding applications.
  • NG2 Series Avionics I/O Controllers,available in 2020,feature the same processing power as the NG3, but in a smaller size with a corresponding reduction of I/O, when lower SWaP is critical.
  • NG1 Series Avionics I/O Converters, available in 2020,are extremely compact and optimized for converting avionics protocol data to Ethernet for interfacing to the NG3/NG2 or other avionics systems.

“The NG Family builds on the success of our highly-popular and ground-breaking AB2000 and AB3000 avionics I/O computer products,” said Jon Neal, President of Astronics Ballard Technology. “The NG Family provides our large installed base of users with a direct upgrade path to 64-bit processing, robust security features and higher performance, extending the useful life of their programs for many years to come. The NG Family will also appeal to new users as flexible, problem-solving platforms for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) programs.”

The NG3 Series is currently ready for customer evaluation for in-progress and upcoming programs. Key features include:

  • Latest Generation Intel Atom® E3950 64-bit quad core processor to run newer 64-bit operating systems that provide higher capability for today’s cybersecurity requirements.
  • Rugged, maximum-density, modular architecture provides flexible I/O combinations from the factory, including MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, 708, 717, discrete I/O, and Ethernet. These units arrive pre-configured, pre-validated and ready for quick deployment.
  • Cyber-security enablement consists of built-in tools to help customers build proprietary security solutions, including secure storage and operation, security SSD features and flexible write-protect capability.
  • Two solid-state drive (SSD) media are user-removable and include sanitize discretes to enable users to declassify NG3 if necessary.
  • Easy system migration for current AB3000 customers looking for low-risk technical refresh and insertions. This drop-in, form-fit replacement shares the same programming interface, size, and mounting configuration, with many variants being pin-to-pin compatible.
  • Mini PCIe expansion slot allows I/O expansion while maintaining the ability to keep the same chassis envelope and size. This provides a low cost, low risk method to integrate additional I/O.

Visit the Astronics website for more information about the NG Family.

ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, militaries, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit Astronics.com, where information is frequently updated.

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Astronics Ballard Technology

Jeff Solberg

Marketing Manager

jeff.solberg@astronics.com

+1.425.339.0281 x125

Media Relations

Astronics Corporation

Michelle Manson

Director, Corporate Marketing

press@astronics.com

+1.425.463.6603

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Apple Bank Looks to the Future With Hosted Core Banking Platform from FIS

Apple Bank Looks to the Future With Hosted Core Banking Platform from FIS

 

 Key facts

  • New York State-chartered savings bank chooses FIS IBS banking platform as part of a core transformation program to support its continued growth.
  • FIS’ core solution will enable the bank to provide a consistent, modern banking experience across its multiple channels.
  • The FIS platform features rich digital services with robust analytics and reporting capabilities, as well as an open architecture for easy integration with third-party solutions.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, announced today that Apple Bank is moving to a hosted modern core banking platform from FIS as part of a major core transformation program to support its continued growth.

With 79 branches and assets of more than $15 billion, Apple Bank is the second-largest state-chartered savings bank in New York State. Throughout its more than 150-year history, the bank has prided itself on providing high-quality, personalized products and services to its customers in New York City and surrounding communities.

To serve the changing needs of its customers into the future, Apple Bank wanted to modernize its existing in-house system with a modern core banking platform that would give it greater flexibility to quickly bring new products to market. The savings bank chose FIS’ hosted IBS core solution to provide a consistent, modern banking experience across its mobile, ATM and branch channels.

Featuring rich digital services along with robust analytics and reporting capabilities, the FIS core platform will enable Apple Bank to better understand and meet customer needs while streamlining and reducing costs. Because of its open architecture, the FIS core solution will allow the bank to integrate third-party solutions as part of its innovation strategy.

“We are reimagining our core platform to create a modern, integrated solution for our customers,” said Steven Bush, CEO and Chairman of Apple Bank.

Added Aditya Kishore, EVP and Chief Technology Officer of Apple Bank: “It’s all about the experience. We chose the FIS IBS core banking platform because it enables us to deliver that consistent, seamless customer experience.”

“Over its long history, Apple Bank has succeeded by staying close to its customers and adapting to their needs,” said Rob Lee, head of Digital and Banking at FIS. “We are confident that our new system will provide Apple Bank with the technology platform it needs to support its growth well into the future.”

About FIS

FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Our 55,000 people are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests by applying our scale, deep expertise and data-driven insights. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS is a Fortune 500® company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. To learn more, visit www.fisglobal.com. Follow FIS on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@FISGlobal).

Kim Snider, 904.438.6278

Senior Vice President

FIS Global Marketing and Communications

kim.snider@fisglobal.com

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Sequans and Seong Ji Announce New LTE-M/NB-IoT Module Based on Sequans’ Monarch Technology Now Certified in South Korea

Sequans and Seong Ji Announce New LTE-M/NB-IoT Module Based on Sequans’ Monarch Technology Now Certified in South Korea

Seong Ji’s LTM600 module approved to operate on network of LGU+

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), leading provider of LTE for IoT chips and modules, and Seong Ji Industrial Co. Ltd., South Korean manufacturer of electrical equipment and components, announced that Seong Ji’s LTM600 LTE Cat M1/NB1 module, based on Sequans’ Monarch chip, has been certified by LGU+, one of Korea’s leading mobile operators. The certification by LGU+ marks the first approval of Sequans Monarch technology by a Korean operator, following approvals received by operators in other countries, including USA, Japan, Australia, and Europe.

“We are pleased that our LTM600 module based on Sequans’ Monarch has achieved operator-certified status in Korea,” said KM Yoo, director of sales, Seong Ji. “The module has all the necessary features to build advanced LTE IoT devices, and device makers wanting to launch devices in Korea now have one of the most cost-and-power-efficient solutions in the world.”

Seong Ji’s LTM600 module comprises Sequans’ Monarch chip and other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single SKU™ RF front-end supporting LGU+ LTE bands 1, 5, and 7, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package (20 x 21 x 1.5 mm) that can cost-effectively support numerous IoT application types. Sequans’ Monarch technology provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes necessary to extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. The module also includes Sequans’ proprietary Dynamic Power Management and eco-Paging™ technologies, enabling industry-leading, rock bottom power consumption of 1 micro amp and eDRX power consumption in the tens of micro amps.

“Korea is a leader in Asia with a high and fast-growing number of IoT connected devices, and we are excited to see our Monarch technology now available in Korea via Seong Ji’s LTM600 module,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “The approved module will help to spur new device development in Korea and shorten their time to market, and we look forward to seeing many new IoT applications come to life in Korea.”

Seong Ji’s LTM600 module is pin-to-pin compatible with Sequans Q-series modules, including Monarch GM01Q (LTE-M/NB-IoT) and Monarch NB01Q (NB-IoT only); Sequans’ customers will be able to swap in the newly certified Seong Ji module in existing devices to enable operation on the LGU+ network in Korea.

About Seong Ji Industrial Co. Ltd.

Seong Ji Industrial Co., Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is a manufacturer of electrical products and components. Seong Ji established an IoT division in 2019 through the acquisition of the IoT Business Unit of Wisol, a leading global manufacturer of RF solutions, including SAW filter components and short-range and LPWA wireless connectivity modules for the IoT market.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a leading provider of single-mode LTE chips and modules for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of LTE technology and its chips are certified and shipping in networks around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for broadband devices, including CPE, mobile and portable routers, and high-performance IoT devices; and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for lower data rate and narrowband IoT devices, including wearables, trackers, and sensors. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com

Media relations: Kimberly Tassin, +1.425.736.0569, Kimberly@sequans.com

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voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) and Evonik Industries— a Multi-billion Global Leader in Specialty Chemicals, Enter Into a New R&D Partnership to Develop New Material Systems for Series Production of Plastic Components Using 3D Printing

voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) and Evonik Industries— a Multi-billion Global Leader in Specialty Chemicals, Enter Into a New R&D Partnership to Develop New Material Systems for Series Production of Plastic Components Using 3D Printing

FRIEDBERG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) (the “Company”, or “voxeljet”), a leading OEM and provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers, today announced a new research and development partnership with Creavis- the strategic innovation unit of Evonik Industries, to develop new material systems for series production of plastic components using 3D printing.

News Highlights

  • The R&D partnership with Evonik is centered around the series production of plastic components via binder jetting 3D printing
  • In addition, new technology will be presented by Evonik and voxeljet for the first time at the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany from November 19 to 22, 2019

Evonik and voxeljet have a long-standing partnership, particularly in the development of polymer powders for voxeljet’s binder jetting processes. The two companies have decided to intensify their cooperation to expand the portfolio of material systems for 3D printing of plastic parts.

“In Evonik, we have found an excellent partner who provides us with customized material systems for our 3D printing technology. This research collaboration is intended to enhance our efforts in the 3D printing of polymers for series production,” says Dr. Ingo Ederer, CEO and founder of voxeljet.

The R&D partnership combines Evonik’s many years of experience in polymer powders for additive manufacturing technologies with voxeljet’s 20 years of expertise in industrial 3D printing.

“voxeljet is one of the leading manufacturers of large-format, high-speed 3D printers. Together, we aim to develop new powder-binder systems which will allow the 3D printing of polymer components with industrial utility,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Buchholz, Managing Director of Evonik Creavis GmbH.

Evonik will provide insights into their research work on binder jetting developments for additive manufacturing at the formnext show, the international exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies in Frankfurt, Germany Hall 12.1, Booth C71, from November 19 to 22, 2019.

voxeljet is presenting a prototype of its new 3D printer VX1000 HSS for series production of functional plastic parts at this year’s formnext trade show, Hall 12.1, Booth E59 from November 19 to 22, 2019. The new High Speed Sintering (HSS) printer has an effective build volume of 248 liters, which is believed to be six times more than the largest printer of its competitors, which are also using a printhead based 3D printing technology. Once available, this new 3D printer can be used in the mass-production of functional plastic parts for sports equipment, consumer good, automotive, electronics and similar end markets.

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise with more than 32,000 employees generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion from continuing operations. For more information, visit www.evonik.com.

About voxeljet

voxeljet (NYSE: VJET) is a leading OEM and provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services to industrial and commercial customers. The Company has longstanding relationships with blue chip customers like BMW, Daimler, VW and others. voxeljet was founded 1999 as a spinoff from TUM in Munich with a clear vision in mind: to establish a new manufacturing standard. Meanwhile, voxeljet employs more than 300 people and 3D prints more than 100,000 parts per year in 3D parts production centers in Europe, the US and China. The Company’s 3D printers employ a powder binding, additive manufacturing technology to produce parts using various material sets, which consist of particulate materials and proprietary chemical binding agents. voxeljet provides its 3D printers and on-demand parts services to customers serving the automotive, aerospace, engineering, art and architecture, film and entertainment and consumer product end markets. For more information, visit www.voxeljet.com.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business prospects and the expected benefits from the collaboration between voxeljet and Evonik. Any statements that are not of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as ‘‘believes,’’ ‘‘estimates,’’ ‘‘anticipates,’’ ‘‘expects,’’ ‘‘projects,’’ ‘‘plans,’’ ‘‘intends,’’ ‘‘may,’’ ‘‘could,’’ ‘‘might,’’ ‘‘will,’’ ‘‘should,’’ ‘‘aims,’’ or other similar expressions that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding intentions, beliefs, assumptions, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations. Although we believe that we have a reasonable basis for each forward-looking statement contained in this press release, we caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of our forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are in some cases beyond our control and that may cause our actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including those risks identified under the caption “Risk Factors” in voxeljet’s Annual Report on Form 20-F and in other reports voxeljet files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, voxeljet undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Johannes Pesch

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KB Home Names Amit Desai as Chief Marketing Officer

KB Home Names Amit Desai as Chief Marketing Officer

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
KB Home (NYSE: KBH) announces Amit Desai as its senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In this position, he holds overall responsibility for the company’s marketing strategy, as well as overseeing and managing all marketing initiatives to drive awareness and traffic, and strengthen the brand. Desai is responsible for all marketing functions, including media, advertising, digital, public relations and promotions.

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Amit Desai, Chief Marketing Officer, KB Home. (Photo: Business Wire)

Amit Desai, Chief Marketing Officer, KB Home. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Amit is a tremendous addition to our executive team. We believe his leadership and expertise are invaluable as we continue to pursue our vision to be the most customer-obsessed homebuilder in the world,” said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “As a leading-edge marketer, Amit will help us elevate the KB Home brand and clearly demonstrate how our key value proposition of innovative design, personalization, affordability and partnership differentiates us in the homebuilding industry.”

Desai brings more than 25 years of business and marketing experience to KB Home. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Business & Marketing Strategy, Direct to Consumer and Global Franchise Management for DC, a division of Warner Bros. There, he led the strategic planning, management and marketing of DC’s multibillion-dollar super hero brand and franchises globally. His accomplishments included maximizing the value of a portfolio of characters, including cultural icons Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, spearheading DC’s new global brand identity and positioning, and launching the groundbreaking DC Universe digital subscription service. He also led Warner Bros. to become the top studio in family and kids home entertainment content. Previously, Desai was responsible for brand management and marketing synergy for feature films at The Walt Disney Company, as well as being integral to marketing teams at Nestle and American Express.

Desai earned a B.A. in economics and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an M.B.A. in marketing from Columbia Business School.

For more information on KB Home, visit kbhome.com.

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has been building quality homes for over 60 years. Today, KB Home operates in 38 markets across eight states, serving a wide array of buyer groups. What sets us apart is giving our customers the ability to personalize their homes from homesites and floor plans to cabinets and countertops, at a price that fits their budget. We are the first builder to make each home we build ENERGY STAR® certified. In fact, for the last decade, every KB home has been tested and verified to meet the strict standards set by the EPA, which help lower the cost of ownership. We also work with our customers every step of the way, building strong personal relationships so they have a real partner in the homebuying process, and the experience is as simple and easy as possible. Learn more about how we build homes built on relationships by visiting kbhome.com.

Amber Arnold, MWWPR

646-640-3611

aarnold@mww.com

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HRchitect Participates in KronosWorks 2019, the World’s Leading Workforce Information Exchange

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KronosWorks — HRchitect, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) systems technology consulting services, today announced it is participating in KronosWorks 2019, the world’s leading workforce information exchange, taking place Nov. 10-13 at the ARIA in Las Vegas. Hosted by Kronos Incorporated, a leading provider of workforce management and HCM cloud solutions, KronosWorks brings together 3,000 Kronos customers, partners, product experts, and industry thoughts leaders to celebrate innovation, data insights, and the importance of meaningful work.

As a Kronos Partner, HRchitect is showcasing its HCM technology consulting services in the KronosWorks Expo Hall, including its unique blend of strategic and implementation-related consulting services for Kronos’ HCM and workforce management solutions, including Workforce Dimensions. HRchitect became a trusted services partner of Kronos in early 2019 and brings tremendous consulting experience to Kronos customers, including industry best practices, change management, client-side project management assistance, and much more.

“HRchitect is pleased to exhibit at its first KronosWorks since becoming part of the Kronos eco-system,” stated Matt Lafata, President and CEO of HRchitect. “This platform allows us to get in front of Kronos customers and introduce them to the service offerings of HRchitect that can be of assistance to them in their journey with Workforce Dimensions as well as products that integrate with Workforce Dimensions, such as SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle and others.”

Each year, KronosWorks provides attendees with exclusive first-looks at new and enhanced Kronos technologies and product integrations while delivering hundreds of interactive learning sessions and networking opportunities with Kronos experts, business and technology partners like HRchitect, and customers to drive best practices around workforce management, HCM, preparing for the future of work, and improving workforce productivity through the employee experience.

In line with the Kronos GiveInspired corporate giving charter, KronosWorks attendees are invited to join the Putt for a Purpose “Get Social, Give Back” event in the Expo Hall where Kronos will donate $10 for every putt made – with an additional $5 for every picture posted to social media with #KronosWorks – up to $20,000 to the One Bahamas Fund to support hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts.

About HRchitect

As the leader in HCM Systems strategic consulting, HRchitect offers end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation and selection, change management, implementation, project management and ongoing support of HCM systems of all types including Workforce Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Learning Management, Benefits, Core HR/Payroll, and more. Over the past two decades, working on thousands of successful engagements for clients of all sizes and industries across the globe, our experience is vast and unsurpassed. We have expertise around all major HCM systems including Benefitfocus, Kronos, Oracle, Saba, SAP SuccessFactors, Taleo, and more. HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

For HRchitect:
Samantha Colby
Director of Marketing
469-430-3340
scolby@HRchitect.com  

For Kronos:
Dan Gouthro
Senior Manager, Public Relations
978-947-7310
daniel.gouthro@kronos.com

Masco Corporation Announces Completion of the Sale of Milgard Windows and Doors

Masco Corporation Announces Completion of the Sale of Milgard Windows and Doors

LIVONIA, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded home improvement and building products, announced today the completion of the sale of Milgard Windows and Doors to MI Windows and Doors LLC for approximately $725 million.

About Masco

Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit www.masco.com.

Investor Contact

David Chaika

Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations

313.792.5500

david_chaika@mascohq.com

KEYWORDS: Michigan United States North America

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