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December 22, 2011
Ryma Names Michel Besner as new President and CEO

MONTREAL, Québec – December 22, 2011 - Ryma Technology Solutions Inc., the leader in product management solutions, has named Michel Besner as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Ryma's board unanimously selected Mr. Besner based on his track record of leading fast growing companies, as well as his strong executive and personal qualities," said Pascal Tremblay, Chairman of the Board at Ryma. "Ryma is at a turning point and we believe that under his leadership, we can move this business to the next level."

Besner, 44, has been successful for more than 17 years in bringing to market innovative products and solutions for B2B enterprises, mobile, game development, film, broadcast, and architectural market spaces.

"I'm really excited to be joining Ryma and helping the company reach the full potential of the processes and tools they have developed," said Besner. "The market has indicated a clear demand for products and services that will drive their product innovation and help them develop better products; we plan to surpass customer expectations and support them throughout their entire product lifecycle."

As the co-founder and CEO of Kaydara, Besner helped pioneer the development of real-time 3D animation solutions that have been used in numerous blockbuster movies and video games. Following the acquisition of Kaydara by Alias Systems in 2004, Besner was named Alias' Vice-President of Business Development – Emerging Markets.

In 2006, Autodesk acquired Alias and named Besner as Senior Director, 3D Product Management for the Media & Entertainment division. Besner then joined OZ Communications as Senior Vice-President of Marketing in early 2008, prior to their acquisition by Nokia in November of the same year. For the past couple of years, Besner has worked primarily as a consultant, helping many small and medium-sized companies with their product portfolio, marketing strategy and business plans.

About Ryma Technology Solutions Inc.

Founded in 2000, Ryma is a leader in product management solutions – developing and selling processes, expertise and tools that enable our customers to develop better products. Our award-winning software solution FeaturePlan™ simplifies the implementation of any product management process and is used by industry leading companies, such as: ADP, BMC Software, Camstar, EMC, GE Healthcare, NetApp, Sage and Trend Micro. For more information, visit