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New North American CEO appointed by Kerridge Commercial Systems

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Petrone as its new Chief Executive Officer for North America. With over 30 years of experience within the software industry, Dean will take full responsibility for operations in the United States and Canada and will lead the business as it continues to grow and strengthen its presence in this key market.

Dean's leadership qualities are clearly evident in his long track record of success, from his years of hands-on floor manufacturing experience to his development of leading ERP solutions and services. Reporting to Ian Bendelow, the KCS Group's Global CEO, Dean aims to use his knowledge and experience in manufacturing software to help KCS achieve its ambitions on the continent.

'I am deeply honoured to join KCS and direct the company's growth strategies and acquisition plans in North America,' Dean says as he outlines his new role. 'It's a position that excites me greatly, and I'm eager to collaborate with the team, leveraging my strategic insights and unwavering commitment to deliver excellence across our North American operation.'

After studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Dean initially explored chip design before specialising in Advanced Gauging and Process Control in his first engineering role. Dean then demonstrated his entrepreneurial acumen by spearheading the development and growth of two thriving boutique service organisations. Both enterprises culminated in successful outcomes before Dean transitioned into pivotal leadership roles at GE, EY, and Infor, where he's since developed a deep understanding of organisational dynamics.

'Reflecting on my career as a whole,' Dean adds, 'I take great pride in mentoring numerous professionals and fostering relationships that continue to thrive. Outside of work, I'm passionate about skiing, golf, diving, and fishing, and I embody a philosophy that fun and professionalism are not mutually exclusive but are complementary in driving success.'

'North America is one of the pivotal markets for KCS as our company looks to grow,' says Ian Bendelow, KCS Group CEO, explaining his vision behind the appointment. 'Dean has demonstrated remarkable expertise and leadership throughout his career, and I'm sure his commitment to excellence will propel KCS to even greater success in North America. Moreover, his influential leadership will be pivotal in shaping KCS's trajectory for organic growth and future acquisitions in the region, further solidifying the company's position as the leading solutions provider in our marketplace.'


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