Rootstock Names Stephans New Chief Customer Officer
Customer Executive Joins Fast-Growing Cloud ERP Software Provider of
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Applications
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 9, 2013 – Rootstock Software®, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, announced today it has expanded its Executive team with the appointment of David Stephans as Chief Customer Officer.
“I look forward to working with mid-market companies moving to the cloud,” said Stephans. “Cloud ERP has become one of the most radical, sweeping upgrades in manufacturing technology. It will become a major consideration for every manufacturing or supply chain entity. As smart phones have become to the individual businessperson, so will Cloud ERP become to organizations.”
“We are extremely excited to have Dave on board to lead the Rootstock Customer Solutions team,” said Chuck Olinger, COO & senior executive vice president, Rootstock Software. “With his proven background in taking the customer experience to new levels of productivity and profitability, Dave also brings to the table a very deep background and understanding of manufacturing and supply chain optimization that, coupled with Rootstock’s product depth and breath, delivers a formula for success for our customers.”
With over 20 years of manufacturing and technology experience, Stephans has held numerous management positions with firms such as Baan Supply Chain Solutions, i2 Technologies, and Relevant. Prior to Rootstock, Stephans was the General Manager of an Aerospace & Defense government subcontractor which manufactures advanced electronic products. Stephans managed the company’s operations through a period of high growth, complex customer demands, and significant compliance requirements. With his deep understanding of manufacturing from both the buyer and seller perspectives, Stephans brings great insight and leadership to Rootstock. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in Operations Management and Information Systems.