Hamilton Appointed President, CEO of Retalix USA

Michaud, Jacobs, Halevi take on new exec roles

Published in CSP Daily News

DALLAS -- Retalix Ltd. Said that Victor Hamilton has been named president and CEO of Retalix Inc., the company's U.S.-based subsidiary. Until recently, Hamilton served as chairman and CEO of Integrated Distribution Solutions (IDS), the Omaha-based software company acquired by Retalix in April 2005.

Hamilton has more than 30 years experience in the food industry, with more than 20 years in leadership roles with IDS and its predecessor company, H&S Computer Systems.

In 1981, Hamilton founded H&S to provide Enterprise Resource [image-nocss] Planning (ERP) solutions to all segments of the food distribution industry. In 1998, H&S purchased Gateway Computer Systems and added its warehouse management solutions to the product portfolio. In 2000, H&S merged with Data Tech Services to become IDS, where Hamilton assumed the role of chairman and CEO. He led IDS to become a provider of enterprise software solutions for distributors in three major segmentsfoodservice, grocery and convenience.

As president and CEO of Retalix USA, Hamilton will assume responsibility for sales, implementation and customer support activities in the Americas, which contributed approximately 64% of Retalix's consolidated revenues in 2004, and will report directly to Barry Shaked, chairman, president and CEO of Retalix Ltd., Ra'anana, Israel.

This appointment strengthens Retalix's management structure in North America and helps position us to execute our strategy of synchronizing retail and the supply chain as a single organization providing enterprise-wide software solutions to the grocery, convenience, fuel and food services industries," said Shaked. "Hamiltonhas already made a major contribution to integrating IDS and TCI into the Retalix family, so as to leverage the strengths of each organization. I have every confidence that he will make a strong contribution to extending our leadership in North America.

Also, Todd Michaud has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing for Retalix USA. He has more than 10 years in the food industry, many of those years working with IBM Corp. as the Food Segment Executive for the Americas. In 2000, Michaud joined IDS as president and chief marketing officer, where he led the sales and marketing team.

Lance Jacobs has been named executive vice president of products and strategy. He brings more than 25 years of industry experience to this role. In the last 8 years, he served as CEO of TCI Solutions, a software company recently acquired by Retalix. At TCI, Jacobs was the driving force in growing the company and the architect of TCI's vision for retail. Prior to TCI, Jacobs was president of a software company specializing in retail budgeting and labor management. He started out his career working for The Kroger Co. in the areas of operations and corporate finance.

And Reuben Halevi has been appointed executive vice president of product development in Retalix USA, in addition to his similar position at Retalix Ltd. He has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry as a professional consultant in the areas of enterprise resource planning, electronic commerce and retail management. Since 2004 he has been leading the development of the new generation of supply chain solutions for Retalix. In January 2005 Halevi was appointed vice president of research and development for Retalix Ltd.