2003/01/16


TRIRIGA Expands Focus on Europe; Appoints Company Veteran to Vice President of European Product Marketing

Kicks Off with European User Conference on February 5

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 16, 2003: TRIRIGA(R) Real Estate & Facilities LLC and its affiliate TRIRIGA INC., leading providers of technology to centrally manage and control capital assets, today announced an expanded global focus, appointing a veteran member of its executive team to oversee strategic growth initiatives throughout Europe. Cherisse Nicastro, a key member of the TRIRIGA family since the company’s founding in 2000, will serve as Vice President of European Product Marketing, effective February 1. Ms. Nicastro will kick off the company’s presence in Europe with TRIRIGA’s European User Conference on Wednesday, February 5.

Ms. Nicastro has been involved in the development of the TRIRIGA product line since its initial inception, and played a leading role in the company’s efforts to enhance and launch the next-generation of TRIRIGA’s advanced facilities management solution, FacilityCenter(R) 8i. She currently serves as TRIRIGA’s Vice President of Product Development, and is also the chairperson of the company’s Strategic Product Development Committee. In her new position, Ms. Nicastro will work out of the UK to direct all Europe-based sales and marketing activities for TRIRIGA, support the company’s European partner and customer relationships, and drive growth throughout the region.

“Europe represents an exciting growth market for TRIRIGA,” said Ms. Nicastro. “Our focus will be to increase TRIRIGA’s presence by working closely with our customers and partners in Europe to implement our technology vision, and deliver the most advanced solutions to drive the process of building and managing capital assets, from concept to decommissioning.”

Ms. Nicastro has built a career on developing solutions that address the emerging needs of building and facility management. Prior to joining TRIRIGA, Ms. Nicastro was the Manager of Automation Technologies for ESS Engineering, Inc., a Comfort Systems USA company (NYSE: FIX). In this position, she developed a number of innovative technical integration solutions for the building and facilities industry, including real-time energy management systems (EMS), end-use monitoring systems, and automated monitoring verification. Ms. Nicastro has a BS in Computer System Engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA specializing in technology management from the University of Phoenix.

“TRIRIGA is committed to growing our business operations on an international scale. By strengthening our European operations, we reinforce our commitment to our customers and partners in the region,” said Anthony A. Marnell III, President and CEO of TRIRIGA. “Cher has been a vital contributor to TRIRIGA’s growth in the US, and will be instrumental in helping extend that success to the European marketplace.”

European User Conference — February 5

TRIRIGA’s European User Conference will take place on Wednesday, February 5 at the headquarters of one of its largest European clients, AstraZeneca UK. The event is open to all of TRIRIGA’s customers and partners in the region, and will provide them with an opportunity to meet Ms. Nicastro, and receive an in-depth look at TRIRIGA’s product plans for 2003, including the latest releases from the FacilityCenter and Projects(TM) product lines. For more information, contact TRIRIGA at (702) 932-4444.

About TRIRIGA

TRIRIGA INC., and its affiliate TRIRIGA Real Estate & Facilities LLC, constitute an enterprise software company providing a suite of Web-based technology solutions for corporate owners to automate, integrate, and manage the full array of Design-to-Operation(TM) (D2O(TM)) processes, from construction and capital improvement, to facility management and operations. TRIRIGA Projects 8i and FacilityCenter 8i — built on the robust TRIRIGA Intelligent Business System(TM) platform — have evolved over more than 14 years to enable the effective management of people, processes, and data across partners, legacy boundaries, and geographic borders — providing centralized control, improving process efficiency, and reducing the total cost of ownership of a company’s key assets. TRIRIGA’s solutions are currently in use at hundreds of Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries. For more information, contact TRIRIGA at (702) 932-4444, or visit http://www.tririga.com.

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