ABBYY USA's Vice President of Sales Joe Budelli Elected AIIM North American Chairman
ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that Joe Budelli, the company’s vice president of sales, has been selected by members of the AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) Advisory Trade Member program as the group’s next North American Chairman. Mr. Budelli will take over as the North American chairman on January 1, 2010 and will also serve on AIIM’s International Board of Directors for two years.
“For over 60 years, AIIM has joined the industry’s leading companies together to serve as a neutral, unbiased source of information for the enterprise content management (ECM) market worldwide,” said John Mancini, AIIM president “Joe’s involvement as the North American chairman and member of the International Board of Directors will enable our organization to continue to serve as a trusted resource and drive the market to new levels.”
AIIM is a leading international organization focused on helping users, suppliers and the channel to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records and business processes. Serving the needs of its members, AIIM performs various functions including: market education to assist users specify, select and deploy ECM solutions to solve organizational problems; industry professional development services through certificate training programs and courses; peer networking opportunities; and industry advocacy by interfacing with standards organizations, the media, and government decision-makers.
“No facet of the industry can grow independently of the rest. Growth depends on the full spectrum of hardware and software manufacturers’ working with customers on what inevitably helps everyone,” said Joe Budelli. “With a strong AIIM, manufacturers and customers have a forum within which they can build consensus and understanding for what will benefit the industry as a whole. I am looking forward to working with AIIM’s other Board members and member organizations to develop further understanding and future direction for the enterprise content management industry.”