Aplicor, a provider of cloud-based ERP, CRM and e-Commerce solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Donald "Don" Zebe as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Don McKinney will remain as executive chairman of the company, and maintain an active role to ensure a seamless transition of leadership responsibilities and corporate initiatives.
Zebe brings a solid background in sales, corporate investment and restructuring to Aplicor. He joins the company after serving as vice president for Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors. Zebe's executive experience includes more than 25 years in management positions with global technology companies. Before joining Coldwell Banker, he served as vice president of sales for Oracle, a global provider of cloud applications and platform services. Zebe was also vice president of software sales for Baan Corporation, an early leader in the ERP marketplace. In addition, he held various executive management positions at GE Spacenet, and Qualcomm.
"I am very pleased that the board has chosen Don to succeed me as chief executive officer. His unique combination of sales, operations and customer services makes him an outstanding choice for Aplicor as we strengthen our position as a global competitor," said Don McKinney, chairman of the board. "Don provides a renewed strength to Aplicor's evolving business strategy, and a keen understanding of the changing needs of our customers. I'm confident he will complement our management capabilities and unlock tremendous value for our customers, employees, partners and investors."
McKinney will continue to serve as executive chairman of the board and will provide day-to-day support during a transition period. While CEO for Aplicor, McKinney guided the company through several crucial milestones, including a significant internal reorganization, enriched customer support services, and increased product functionality to stimulate growth into additional markets. The company has earned several awards during McKinney's tenure, including recognition as a Top 10 Enterprise Software Solution Provider by Pharma Tech Outlook. The company was honored for its expertise and best of service for its cloud-based Medical Equipment Distribution System.
Aplicor is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software solutions designed to streamline and simplify the operations of mid-sized and growing businesses. The full suite of all-in-one software applications includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and E-Commerce -- in a single, scalable suite. This affordable business software helps distributors, manufacturers and retailers across various verticals such as medical, food and beverage, consumer goods, and wholesale distributors to lower costs, tighten security and gain the anywhere, anytime, access of Cloud computing. For more information, please visit www.aplicor.com.