SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Aconex, provider of the world's most widely used online project collaboration solutions for the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, today announced the appointment of Frank Kopas as general manager of North America. Kopas, a veteran of the enterprise software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry segments, brings more than 20 years of strategic and operational sales management experience to Aconex. He will direct a growing sales organization that currently spans 10 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Most recently, Kopas was senior vice president of sales at Trilogy, the world's leading privately held provider of enterprise business applications to Global 2000 companies. Leading a worldwide team, Kopas was responsible for sales across all vertical markets, including insurance and financial services, technology, telecommunications, and automotive. In his seven years with the company, annual sales more than quadrupled.
"We continue to see strong business momentum in North America, and the addition of Frank Kopas will help us accelerate that momentum," said Leigh Jasper, CEO of Aconex. "His skills and experience map closely to major opportunities for our mobile cloud collaboration solutions across multiple markets in the U.S. and Canada. We look forward to Frank's leadership both in our sales organization and on our management team."
Prior to Trilogy, Kopas held sales management positions at several enterprise software companies specializing in customer relationship management (CRM) and interactive customer support, business intelligence, and consulting services. These include iPhrase Technologies (acquired by IBM), Banter, Xoriant Corporation, Brio Technology, and Hewlett-Packard Company.
Kopas holds an M.B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and a B.S.E.E. degree with Distinction from the University of Kentucky.
Aconex provides the world's most widely used Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for managing information, processes and people throughout the life cycle of construction and engineering projects across multiple industries. The Aconex suite of solutions -- secure, neutral and centralized -- enables owners, contractors and project managers to reduce the cost and risk inherent in capital projects of all sizes and improve efficiency, productivity and accountability for all project participants. Aconex has served projects valued at more than US$600 billion, with over 280,000 users. Customers include nine of the world's top ten engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms, 23 of the 25 largest global design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering firms. For more information and examples of Aconex in action, see www.aconex.com. Follow Aconex on Twitter at @aconex and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/aconex.