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Epicor Announces New Automotive Aftermarket Leadership Team

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 5:13pm
The Associated Press

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has announced a new management team for its automotive aftermarket business, which serves hundreds of thousands of replacement parts manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, vehicle service providers, and consumers throughout North America and Europe.

Steve Bieszczat has been appointed senior vice president, automotive and marketing, with responsibility for the company's industry leading automotive aftermarket electronic catalog, systems, data warehouse products, and services in both North America and Europe. Bieszczat has more than 25 years of experience with Epicor, primarily in the automotive, electrical, hardware and home center, lumber and building materials, and specialty hard goods markets. In addition to his new automotive aftermarket responsibilities, Steve will retain his current responsibilities for Epicor retail distribution solutions.

Scott Thompson has been appointed vice president, automotive eCommerce, a position which complements his existing role leading the Epicor Internet AutoParts (IAP) business, the aftermarket's largest eCommerce solution linking automotive wholesalers and service providers. Thompson will take charge of the company's growing portfolio of eCommerce and connectivity solutions as well as the popular Epicor Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) job estimating and parts sourcing solution for specialty automotive service chains.

"Steve and Scott are the right people to lead our team into an exciting new era of connectivity, content, market intelligence, and systems excellence for customers at every level of the automotive aftermarket," said Craig McCollum, executive vice president and general manager, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. "We are committed to helping the traditional channel in particular maximize service levels while minimizing the cost of doing business. Our business management software, eCommerce and connectivity solutions, data and other products will help a growing number of aftermarket businesses position themselves for long-term growth in this fast-paced and very competitive market."

Bieszczat and Thompson will be available to meet with aftermarket business owners, managers and other industry professionals throughout next week's Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week events in Las Vegas. To meet them and to learn more about Epicor solutions for the aftermarket, please visit the company's exhibit (booth 2234) at the AAPEX Show.

News Facts:

Steve Bieszczat and Scott Thompson have been appointed to manage the automotive aftermarket business segment of Epicor Bieszczat is now senior vice president, automotive and marketing, with responsibility for the company's electronic catalog, systems and data warehouse products and services Thompson, as vice president, automotive eCommerce, will oversee the company's growing range of eCommerce and connectivity solutions as well as the Integrated Service Estimator (ISE) estimating and parts sourcing solution for service chains

About Epicor Software CorporationEpicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

Follow Epicor on Twitter @Epicor, @EpicorUK, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorAU, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST, and Facebook.

Epicor, the Epicor logo, Internet AutoParts, IAP, Integrated Service Estimator, and ISE are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Internet Autoparts, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

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Contact: Lisa Preuss Senior Director, Public Relations Epicor Software Corporation +1 949 585 4235

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