Microsoft Names Field2Base to Elite List of "Industry Partners" & Hires Construction Industry Veteran as V.P. of Sales
"Field2Base Joins Gateway, HP, Toshiba and Kodak
on MSFT Partners List. Sid Cutts Named VP of Sales.
Morrisville, NC—July 8, 2004 —Field2Base, a pioneer in mobile, Tablet PC construction communication solutions, today announced it has been named to the elite list of companies selected by Microsoft as Partners in its Tablet PC initiative. Field2Base also announced it has hired a new Vice President of Sales, Sid Cutts, formally director of sales and national accounts for Stock Building Supply.
Privately held and privately funded, Field2Base develops and markets Tablet PC-based field applications that use mobile data networks to manage construction, homebuilding, and engineering field processes, as well as digitize and optimize logistics, distribution, and sales force productivity. Connected to a wireless mobile data network, Field2Base software can accelerate productivity of any field worker by solving issues on-site, automating business processes, and establishing digital audit trails of a wide range of transactions.
Microsoft (NASDAQ NM: MSFT) is working with industry-leading hardware manufacturers and software developers to create a strong foundation for Tablet PC and has identified partners in its Tablet PC initiative. The Tablet-PC is a powerful tool, but like any computer system it must be enhanced with software tools that exploit its native capabilities. Field2Base has pioneered many outstanding field applications that make the marriage of the Tablet-PC and Field2Base a real standout among pioneers in this exciting area of development.
For a complete list of Microsoft Partners in its Tablet PC Initiative, visit http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/D/98D9E445-3C1C-4186-9B93-41FBF67F7881/TabletPartnerListFS.doc
As the new Vice President of Sales for Field2Base, Sid Cutts III brings over 18 years experience in sales and sales management for the construction industry, on both the manufacturing and distribution sides. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Cutts is also an experienced and licensed NC residential builder, a licensed NC Realtor, and on the Board of the Homebuilders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. He spent almost 10 years with CertainTeed Corporation, and later joined Therma-Tru Corporation as Western Regional Sales Manager.
“The news we are announcing today advances Field2Base on two fronts: We have received recognition and validation from Microsoft on the value of Field2Base’s software applications and we have hired a Vice President of Sales who has deep experience and contacts in the building and building products distribution sectors,” said David Lea, CEO. “For such a young company to be grouped by Microsoft with large, prestigious firms is a testament to our development team, and it shows why we are able to draw the kind of talent represented by Sid Cutts." (Source: Press Release)
Chris De Herrera