Gemcom Names Allen D. Vaughn Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business Unit

Senior Mincom Executive Joins Gemcom as Mining Industry Seeks Solutions to Improve Efficiency and Control Costs

VANCOUVER, Canada – January 26, 2009 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that Allen D. Vaughn has joined the Company as executive vice president of its enterprise business unit. Mr. Vaughn, who comes to Gemcom from global ERP solutions provider Mincom, has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience with enterprise software companies. In his new role with Gemcom, Mr. Vaughn will be responsible for guiding business development and the strategic direction of its enterprise solutions business, which includes the Company's Gemcom InSite(tm) mine performance management system.

"We're delighted to have Allen joining our team. He brings a wealth of experience in working with mining companies to increase business value by implementing enterprise solutions that harness the power of data in decision-making," said Rick Moignard, Gemcom's president and CEO. "In today's market that's particularly important as mining companies are seeking out new ways to improve mining efficiencies and control costs. Gemcom's data management capabilities and InSite system provide the framework required to help them meet these objectives. Allen's expertise will enable us to build upon our enterprise solutions offerings and deliver them to more clients around the world."

Mr. Vaughn is an accomplished senior executive who has established a successful career directing major operational groups, and sales and marketing organisations. His experience at Mincom includes serving as the head of worldwide operations, as its mining industry vertical leader, and as the general manager of its fastest growing geographic region. Over the last ten years, Mr. Vaughn has had significant experience working with the mining industry and has been involved in ERP solutions and enterprise software for most of his career. Prior to joining Mincom, Mr. Vaughn held senior positions with Indus International, including vice president international operations. During his career he has also held senior positions with Dun & Bradstreet.

"I am excited to be joining an industry leader that has assembled an outstanding, global team. Gemcom has a compelling vision to transform how the mining industry uses operational data and collaborative tools to manage mine performance," said Allen D. Vaughn, executive vice president of Gemcom's enterprise business unit. "By working with Gemcom and employing its enterprise solutions, the mining industry has a unique opportunity to improve how it manages the processes that drive profitability today while establishing the foundation it needs to address the skills shortage challenge of tomorrow."

About Gemcom
When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite and to industry thought-leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 90 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions. For more information, visit


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