SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— December 18,2015 — QAD, (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, is pleased to congratulate customer Andrew Elsby-Smith, Group Finance Director of Amtico International, a division of Mannington Mills, Inc., for being named to The Manufacturer Top 100. The Manufacturer, a premier United Kingdom-based manufacturing news publication, gives the "Top 100" awards annually to “exceptional individuals in UK manufacturing.”
“I am honored to have been named to The Manufacturer Top 100,” said Mr. Elsby-Smith. “At Amtico and Mannington we continuously look for ways to better serve customers and operate more effectively. An example of our commitment to continuous improvement is exemplified by our recent choice of QAD Cloud ERP and QAD Cloud EDI.”
The purpose of The Manufacturer Top 100 is “to raise the profile of manufacturing, dispel myths surrounding it, create a platform to champion and publicly identify dynamic leaders and innovators in the sector, while simultaneously showing the world that manufacturing is a vibrant, exciting, creative and well-paid industry to be involved in.”
Mr. Elsby-Smith’s nomination cited his participation in helping Amtico achieve strong revenue and profit growth since he joined the company in 2008. He was also involved in the repatriation of Amtico manufacturing jobs to the UK, which has continued since Mannington Mills acquired Amtico in 2012. Today, the Amtico Collection is one of Mannington’s premier commercial brands in the design tile category. The collections include Amtico Signature, Amtico Spacia, Amtico Access, Amtico First and Amtico Click brands.
“We are proud to be associated with business innovators such as Mr. Elsby-Smith and market leaders like Amtico and Mannington,” said J.C. Walravens, Senior Vice President of QAD EMEA. “Leaders like Mr. Elsby-Smith are essential to the long-term success of their organizations and manufacturing in general.”
About Amtico International and Mannington Mills, Inc.
Amtico International is a progressive, design-led flooring company. As market leaders in the manufacture and design of luxury vinyl tile flooring, we strive to be the best in our industry. We are proud of our achievements over the last 50 years, and have developed an agile approach to remain an authentic design-flooring brand. Professionally respected, industry accredited and advocated by designers, contractors and architects alike, Amtico flooring is the result of hard work by our global service, manufacturing and design teams today and tomorrow.
Amtico has been part of the family-run Mannington Mills, Inc. since 2012. Leaders in the production of flooring for global markets, Amtico and Mannington share common values of commitment to quality, customer service and innovative product design. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury flooring, Mannington Mills, Inc., based in Salem, New Jersey (USA), is a producer of residential and commercial sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl, laminate, hardwood and porcelain tile floors, as well as commercial carpet and rubber. Founded in 1915, Mannington is committed to quality, customer satisfaction and the environment.
About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models in the cloud, on-premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.
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Evan Quinn, 617-869-7335
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