Manchester, March 20, 2007 – Maginus, a leading provider of multi-channel retail and distribution solutions, has announced the appointment of Simon Weeks as CEO. Simon Weeks joins Maginus from K3 Business Technology Group, where he was Managing Director of the company's multi-channel retail and distribution business. He brings over 15 years' senior management experience to his new role at Maginus, and deep software industry expertise from previous roles in sales management, consulting, customer services and systems development.
“Simon has the experience and the vision we need to drive the next phase of Maginus' growth,” said Harold Levy, Chairman and founder of Maginus. “From our beginnings in the distribution sector in 1972, Maginus has become a leading provider of software solutions for today's multi-channel retail and distribution industry. Our challenge now is to build on the strong foundations we have today, to achieve dominance in what is an aggressive and fast-moving
“This is a great opportunity to take a company that's already strong and stable to the next level,” commented Simon Weeks, CEO of Maginus. “Maginus has
fantastic customers, great technology and an impressive reputation for innovation and service. With the recent launch of Maginus Storefront, a new e-commerce solution, and with several new developments in the pipeline, Im truly excited by the potential we have to make this business a force to be reckoned with.”
As Managing Director at K3, Simon Weeks was responsible for significant organisational and operational changes as the company integrated a recent acquisition. During his time with K3 he helped the company grow its multi-channel retail business by 30 per cent, more than doubling the average deal size and leading several major customer wins.
Before joining K3, Simon Weeks held senior management positions at Visibility Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of the US provider of manufacturing software and services. He was Customer Services Director from 1996-1998, and was subsequently appointed Managing Director as part of a change of ownership at the company in 2001.
Prior to this, Simon Weeks enjoyed success at the ERP vendor Ross Systems (UK)Ltd, where he worked in sales; at Cincom Systems Ltd, where he had ERP applications consulting and project management responsibilities; and in
previous positions at Mentec (UK) Ltd and GEC Alsthom Turbine Generators Ltd.
Simon Weeks has a degree in Computer and Control Systems Engineering from Coventry (Lanchester) University. He lives near Manchester with his wife and three children.[About Maginus:
Maginus solutions enable retail and distribution companies to drive revenue and increase customer satisfaction by providing comprehensive control over multi-channel selling and fulfillment. The companys integrated suite of powerful CRM, Financials and Supply Chain software helps organisations to market, sell and deliver the products their customers want via a broad range of channels including catalogue and mail order, telesales, the Web, trade counter and store operations. Originally founded in 1972, Originally founded in 1972, Maginus brings over 30 years' of in-depth customer experience to the retail and distribution sector whilst its innovative eXtensible Architecture gives a flexible, customisable technology platform that can adapt to meet changing business requirements. Find out more about the company at www.maginus.com