MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - Feb 17, 2012) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company serving the building and infrastructure industry, today announced that it has expanded further in the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of Emmanuel Samuel as senior director of business development, Asia Pacific region. Samuel brings more than 20 years of experience in IT business development, sales and marketing, with particular strength in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market. He will be responsible for further developing Newforma's network of partners and customers in the APAC region and will be based out of the company's new Singapore office.

Construction is expected to contribute 10 to 15 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in most APAC countries this year with aggressive plans to accommodate their growing and congested cities. Seven of the ten tallest buildings in the world are planned to be constructed in the region. With such aggressive plans for construction, PIM will be crucial to helping project teams in the region achieve their project delivery objectives.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell commented on the company's international expansion saying, "The APAC region is extremely important to our business as so many of our global customers are already leveraging Newforma PIM software on projects there. We are pleased to support them with a local resource and look forward to further developing our network of partners and customers in the region. Emmanuel is a perfect addition to our team with his vast experience and deep expertise in AEC technology in the APAC region."

Having worked for AEC technology companies in the APAC region for several years, Samuel had this to say about the opportunity in the region: "APAC countries represent some of the fastest growing construction economies in the world today. Project teams no longer view transparent communication and collaboration as nice to have, it's required. Newforma's proven PIM solution is a perfect fit for AEC project teams to organize, find and share project information seamlessly and transparently. I am excited to expand our presence here."

Prior to joining Newforma, Samuel led AspenTech's business consulting and sales operations for the APAC region as its vice president. He also previously worked for Autodesk Asia as a director with responsibility for driving sales and industry marketing development in the APAC region. He also held various management positions driving sales and market growth in APAC for IBM, Datastream and IPC Corporation.

About Newforma
Newforma develops and markets project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma's is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network are using Newforma software to manage information on more than 720,000 projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

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