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QAD Names Anton Chilton Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Veteran ERP and QAD Executive Leading Next Phase of Cloud Growth Strategy

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.  Dec. 19, 2018 QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that Anton Chilton has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company's Board of Directors.  Chilton succeeds Karl Lopker, who passed away earlier this year. 

Chilton, 51, most recently served as QAD's Chief, Global Field Operations, where he oversaw the company's sales, marketing and services activities.  He joined the company in 2004 as Services Director of QAD's Asia-Pacific region, and later served as the company's Managing Director of QAD Australia and New Zealand, Senior Vice President – Strategic Global Accounts and Senior Vice President - Professional Services.

"Anton has been a key contributor to QAD for almost 15 years, and we are excited that he will be leading the company through a period of continued growth as we work to expand our cloud strategy," said Peter van Cuylenburg, QAD's Chairman of the Board.  "QAD's cloud strategy has so far primarily focused on converting existing on-premise customers, but with the completion of our Channel Islands initiative we are ready to enter the second phase of our cloud strategy to address a much larger market opportunity.  Anton, who has been leading this planning effort, will continue to transform the company in his new role as CEO." 

"The market for cloud-based ERP services is large and quickly expanding, and I'm enthusiastic about QAD's ability to bring our robust, manufacturing-focused cloud platform to a larger set of customers around the world," said Chilton.  "I look forward to sharing additional details of our plans over the coming quarters."  

Chilton has nearly 30 years of ERP and operations management experience.  Prior to joining QAD, he served in various senior roles in global systems integration at Atos Origin and Cap Gemini.  He began his career at British Steel designing software and infrastructure solutions.  Chilton received his education in the Submarine Service, British Royal Navy, and earned an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. (Nasdaq: QADA) (Nasdaq: QADB) is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies.  QAD Cloud ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration.  QAD's portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability.  Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.

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