BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  Trillium Software®, a business of Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), and a leading enabler of Total Data Quality solutions, announced today the appointment of Eric Ecker as vice president, Central Europe for Trillium Software. Mr. Ecker will be responsible for leading business development, identifying revenue opportunities and generating continued company growth in Germany and throughout central Europe. 

Prior to his selection by Trillium Software, Mr. Ecker was head of operations and spokesperson for data management provider DataFlux in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was responsible for establishing a DataFlux presence in the German-speaking markets, sales activities, partner management and public relations. He also provided specific experience as a research and development manager in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region of the world.

"We are excited to have Eric not only lead our operations in Germany, but also lend his pure data quality expertise to all aspects of our company in order to contribute to our business vision and direction," said John Nicoli, managing director, Trillium Software. "Eric understands the many opportunities, and challenges, inherent in the central European market, as companies continue to globalize. He has unique talents in applying technology and solving business information problems, and we expect our customers to benefit greatly from yet another important information quality expert within the Trillium Software fold."

"I decided to join Trillium Software because of the company's incredible strength globally as well as in Germany and central Europe," said Mr. Ecker. "Trillium Software has achieved extraordinary success throughout Europe due to a strong, dedicated, professional team of services and sales professionals. I am greatly looking forward to leading Trillium Software's efforts to address our customers' key information management challenges."

Before working at DataFlux, Ecker held various management positions at SAS, SAP, SKYVA, and ABB. He holds a computer science degree from University of Applied Sciences Mannheim and was a professional lecturer at the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim. 

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Harte-Hanks Trillium Software® enables organizations to achieve Total Data Quality by providing a full complement of technologies and services providing global data profiling, data cleansing, enhancement, and data linking for e-business, customer relationship management, data governance, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehouse, and other enterprise applications. For more information about Trillium Software and its offerings, call (978) 436-8900 in the United States and in the United Kingdom call +44 (0) 118 940 7666, or visit Trillium Software online at

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