Intrepid Hires John Hathaway, Innovative Learning Technology Pioneer

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

Intrepid Learning (, an award-winning provider of corporate learning services and learning technology designed to accelerate productivity and growth for businesses worldwide, today announced that John Hathaway has joined the company as Director of Product Management.

Hathaway will be responsible for the management, oversight and execution required to ensure the success of Intrepids technology-enabled learning solutions, including product planning, product marketing, and product governance.

Technology-enabled learningand increasingly informal technology-enabled learning–represents a sea change in the learning industry, and Intrepid will play a leadership role in this shift, says Sam Herring, Co-Founder and CEO of Intrepid. John is an industry veteran who has been pioneering learning technology innovation for over 15 years. I know his creativity will help us innovate cutting-edge learning technology solutions that solve pressing business challenges for our clients.

Hathaway created groundwork for todays SCORM standard as architect of Oracles Reusable Content Object Strategy and, jointly with Macromedia, created the first JavaScript API for communication between learning content and an LMS. Earlier in his career as CTO of, he led design and development of the first e-commerce portal for e-learning, which aggregated more than 3,000 courses from 36 publishers. And at GeneEd, he refined the production process and created XML-based Flash templates to enhance interactivity and reduce production costs of high-end e-learning content for bioscience and pharmaceutical companies. At Autodesk, where John was an Intrepid client for several years, he worked closely with the Intrepid team to create a custom performance support platform to aid Autodesk channel partners in consulting and sales efforts.

As co-founder and President of VelocityMG (VMG), John led strategy, content, and technology projects, including e-commerce learning portals and social learning communities. Following the acquisition of VMG by Appirio, he provided user adoption and training strategy consulting for clients such as LOreal, TIAA-CREF, Proctor & Gamble, and Suntech.

Intrepid has created a unique learning platform that no traditional learning technology can matchit provides real and meaningful value to companies and organizations. I look forward to continuing and advancing my innovation focus at Intrepid the company is clearly at the forefront of 21st century learning and the transformation of the workplace, says Hathaway.

Adds Herring: Weve known John well over the years as a client, partner and friend. We respect his many talents and are thrilled to welcome him to the Intrepid team as our colleague. We are excited that John is continuing his innovative career at Intrepid.

About Intrepid Learning

Intrepid Learning is an organization of 270-plus learning professionals who design and deliver strategic learning consulting services and technology-enabled learning solutions, and provide expert execution and management of learning operations. These solutions and services adapt to how individuals learn best, and they also scale to meet an organizations business needs and challenges. Intrepid believes that learning can empower individuals and transform organizations. The company is committed to the idea that learning, when expertly designed and delivered, can drive business performance and growth. Founded in 1999, Intrepid is passionate about learning and exclusively dedicated to it.

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Working Solutions, Pioneer of the Virtual Call Center Model, Announces Strategic Expansion of their Sales Team

Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Working Solutions, a pioneer in the hosted contact center model, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Moberly, Sales Director and Ken Wheeley, Regional Sales Manager to its expanding sales team. Both bring over 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the telecommunications industry.

Moberly will be planning and directing the sales activities of the company. Wheeley will be responsible for identifying and closing new business opportunities as well as delivering on revenue targets to help in the overall growth and success of Working Solutions.

Scott and Ken are two talented, tech-savvy sales professionals who understand market trends and client needs. I am positive they will help take our company to the next level as well as contribute innovative ideas, said Tim Houlne, CEO of Working Solutions.

Founded in 1996 by company President and COO Kim Houlne, Working Solutions has grown from a single agent to a virtual call center community of more than 100,000 work-at-home professionals in North America over the past 17 years.

Working Solutions is an innovative company that continues to break boundaries. I believe our sales and marketing team is strategically ready to take the company to the next level, said Moberly, an alumnus from Indiana University, as well as a graduate of the Army Command & General Staff Officer Course.

I want to help companies understand that having agents work from home is a natural step in the evolution of the telecommunications industry. When you have the right partner using the right technology and processes, home-based agents are more productive and offer greater levels of customer service than their facilities based co-workers, said Wheeley, who received his degree from Cumberland University.

With the recent expansion of their sales and marketing team, Working Solutions continues to strategically plan for market growth with a focus on bringing greater value to clients, increasing customer satisfaction and providing positive return on investment.

About Working Solutions

Working Solutions improves return on investment and controls costs for contact centers by providing groundbreaking results through the right people and technology delivered at the right time. Working Solutions services include Agents OnDemand

Gilbert Lang Mathews, Lighting Industry Pioneer, Receives Honorary Architectural Designation

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2012

The maker of precision-engineered architectural lighting fixtures, Lucifer Lighting Company, has announced that its founder and chief executive officer, Gilbert Lang Mathews, has been given the special designation of Honorary AIA membership (Hon. AIA) by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

A visionary and creative entrepreneur in lighting technology who is active in a wide realm of the arts. Mathews is a longtime supporter of architecture and the AIA in San Antonio, the state of Texas, and nationally.

Commending his extensive accomplishments, the AIA jury called Gilbert Lang Mathews committed to improving his community, to opening minds through active dialogue, and to partnerships that advance opportunities for all. Adding that he has served as an inventor and a collaborator, the jury described Mathews as an inquisitive student, bringing people together who can connect, solve problems, and elevate the value of our profession.

The award was presented at a May 17 ceremony in Washington, D.C., as part of the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition.

Honorary membership is among the highest honors the American Institute of Architects bestows upon a person outside the profession of architecture, granted to allied professionals of esteemed character who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences allied therewith. The Honorary AIA membership is granted only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding and of national significance. The 2012 selections for Honorary AIA membership were made by a jury of two professional architects Pamela Touschner, FAIA, of DLR Group WWCOT in Palm Springs, California, and Christopher Kelley, AIA, with Gensler in Washington, D.C. along with Carol Pedigo, Hon. AIA, executive director of AIA Middle Tennessee in Nashville.

Rare Honor

The AIA does not often grant honorary membership to leaders of manufacturing enterprises, and Mathews was commended in part for his development of innovative, sophisticated lighting technologies at Lucifer Lighting but even more so for helping sustain architecture and the arts elsewhere. Mr. Mathews is an indispensable supporter of AIA San Antonio and has extended his support to the Texas Society of Architects and AIA National, said the AIA jury. His financial support has enabled AIA San Antonio to sustain a very successful world-class lecture series that is free and open to the publicthe only one of its kind in the region.

The lecture series has featured such luminaries as Marlon Blackwell, Billy Tsien, Peter Bohlin, Tom Kundig, Julie Vandenberg Snow and Thomas Phifer, among many other prominent architects. For his support and service to the Institute, he was named an honorary member of AIA San Antonio in 2009 and of the Texas Society of Architects in 2010. Of Mathews, the AIA Gold Medal recipient Peter Bohlin said, Through his support of the AIA, programs at the University of Texas and sponsorship of events like the lecture series, he opens doors for young people to pursue a future enriched by knowledge and exploration. This is a contribution that will have a great impact on our profession for years to come.

Lucifer Lighting is also active in developing continuing education programs for architects and lighting designers.

More than a generous benefactor and underwriter, Mr. Mathews is a vital part of the community of design professionals, says the AIA jury. As an influential member of the wider design community, Mr. Mathews has enabled AIA to better serve its members and strengthened the profession.

A Legacy of Efficient, Elegant Lighting

As CEO and founder of Lucifer Lighting Company, Gilbert Mathews has built a thriving family business manufacturing high-end architectural lighting fixtures that are widely regarded as innovative and of exceptional design quality. Appealing to acclaimed architects and designers around the world, Lucifer Lighting fixtures are found in museums, five-star hotels, top restaurants, corporate headquarters and luxury residences. Many of the products use sophisticated LEDs as the illumination source.

Prior to founding Lucifer Lighting more than 30 years ago, Mathews practiced law with Vinson Elkins in Houston and founded his own law firm in San Antonio, with degrees from the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School and Columbia Universitys School of Law. Mathews became interested in lighting design and manufacture indirectly, through his familys longtime retail business, Frost Bros., a high-fashion retail chain based in San Antonio since 1917. Armed with only his law degree and an inquisitive nature, Mathews saw an opportunity to improve display lighting in the stores. Using bright strip sources that were concealed, his ideas improved the visibility of merchandise on display cases and shelves and the solution led Mathews to establish Lucifer Lighting, named for the Latin term light-bearer.

Since then, Mathews and his family have built Lucifer Lighting into a global leader in creating sophisticated, precision-engineered lighting systems that allow unmatched design possibilities. Known for harnessing and concealing their powerful, advanced light sources within elegant, inconspicuous housings, Lucifer Lighting has attracted architects needing solutions for a range of interior challenges. According to many customers, Lucifer Lightings progressive, research-oriented building product solutions allow architects the ability to advance and develop their craft in new directions.

An Ally of Arts, Design and Culture

Mathews is widely regarded as an ally of architectural design, the arts and historic collections. He is a Life Advisory Board Member of The University of Texas School of Architecture, a member of the Advisory Council of the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, a member of the President’s Development Board of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a board member of the San Antonio Museum of Art and the KLRN Endowment Fund and founder of the Winston Salem Light Project. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Lucifer Lighting Company

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About Lucifer Lighting Company

For more than 30 years, Lucifer Lighting has created original lighting solutions that bring to life the places and spaces we inhabitindoor and outdoor, from grand-scale commercial to cozy residential nooks. A manufacturer of precision engineered downlights, light strips, track and spot lights, and landscape lighting, Lucifer Lighting uses a variety of light sources, from halogen to metal halide, from LED to fluorescent. Lucifer Lighting has received numerous awards for innovative lighting and building projects, and it manufactures form a LEED-rated facility in San Antonio. The companys fixtures are regularly recognized for distinction. Installations of Lucifer Lighting may be found in diverse venues ranging from Polo Ralph Lauren and Gucci to Goldman Sachs and Yankee Stadium, and from Windsor Castle to the White House and private residences around the world.

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