For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov
Bridgman, Michigan, March 27, 2018 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP software for metalcasters, is proud to announce Brad Clark has been promoted to Research & Development Manager. In his new role, Brad will continue to be responsible for product development and research activities of B&L’s Odyssey ERP software as well as managing the Research & Development staff and daily department functions.
Brad joined B&L in 2000 as a Software Development Engineer. In 2013, Brad became the Odyssey Product Manager where his responsibilities included: primary responsibility for Progress Software Corporation development tools used by Odyssey; researching and recommending back-end technologies for Odyssey; and coordinating Odyssey development with the user interface team.
Following the internal retirement announcement of Doug Hinman, Senior VP – Research & Development, at the beginning of 2018, Brad has been transitioning to the day-to-day management of the Research & Development team. Effective April 2, 2018, Brad will assume full management responsibilities for Odyssey’s Research & Development department. Doug’s last day with B&L will be March 30, 2018.
“Doug Hinman has been an amazing asset to B&L during his 29-year career. He spearheaded the development of the BLIS-400 product line back in 1989; he has managed and guided the Odyssey ERP development team since 1999. Given the volume of metalcasters succeeding in today’s market with B&L software, his overall contributions to the foundry and die casting industries are significant,” stated Philip Laney, CEO. “We’ll miss Doug’s professional, workman-like approach to his job as well as his down-to-earth nature and quick-witted humor. At the same time, we are confident Brad Clark will do an outstanding job leading our R & D team in creating new and exciting iterations of the Odyssey product line in the months and years to come.”
About B&L Information Systems
B&L Information Systems is a global leader in providing integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) for metalcasters. Since 1976, B&L has used their deep understanding of the specific challenges and problems of foundries and die casters to create an ERP solution which matches the way metalcasters operate, making it easier to learn and use. With Odyssey, metalcasters will maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.