Roundup: Aktio, Attachmate, Softland, Novell

- Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Roundup: Aktio, Attachmate, Softland, Novell

Latin American IT products distributor Aktio has appointed Maximiliano Minetti as administration and finance manager, the company said in a release.

Minetti previously worked for Grupo Estrella and Laboratorio Inmunolab.

The executive holds a degree in business administration from Argentina's Universidad de Morón and an MBA from Universidad del Salvador.

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Aktio has offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia.

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US software provider Attachmate has appointed Luis Andrés Hernández as sales director for Latin America, the firm said in a statement.

With more than 20 years of experience, Hernández holds a degree in IT from Mexico's Universidad Anáhuac.

The executive previously worked for Microsoft and NCR Corporation.

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The Argentine unit of Spanish administration software provider Grupo Softland has added new clients in the textile segment, the firm said in a statement.

New clients include Varent, Texameri, Curtiembre Arlei and Cladd.

Softland Argentina has more than 500 large and medium-sized clients, such as Electrolux Argentina and River Plate athletic club.

Grupo Softland has a presence throughout Latin America, with subsidiaries in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and the Dominican Republic, representing 25,000 active clients.

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US software firm Novell has appointed Sandra Álvarez as commercial director for Chile, Novell said in a statement.

Álvarez previously worked for Unisys and Entel.