Press Releases
January 31st, 2012
Ryma Opens Center of Excellence in Austin, Texas

Center to provide Ryma's customers with invaluable knowledge and expertise

MONTREAL, Québec – January 31st, 2012 - Ryma Technology Solutions Inc., the leader in product management solutions, today announced the opening of their first Center of Excellence in Austin, Texas. The Center will offer Professional Services, as well as conduct industry research and share in-depth knowledge and expertise in product management with their customers.

“The decision to open a Center of Excellence was based on the demand for Ryma’s thought leadership and expertise in the field of product management,” said Michel Besner, President and CEO at Ryma. “Through the unique individuals we have in the Austin area, Ryma will help customers deploy integrated technology and strategically implement best practices to keep them one step ahead of the competition.”

Ryma’s Professional Services team specializes in process consulting, as well as custom implementations of product management best-practices and technology. Led by Derick Workman, a vastly experienced solutions expert in product management, Ryma’s team assists customers with their implementation of product management methodologies, such as: conducting process gap analyses, providing product management coaching and mentoring, and engineering product management processes.

A long-time contributor to the product management community and fellow at Ryma, Val Workman has gained direct experience with over 250 successful deployments of product management solutions over the past 15 years in a wide range of industries, including: aerospace and defense, food manufacturing, energy, woman's apparel, telecommunications, medical devices, electronics, home appliances, scientific, mining, technical services, software and publishing. Prior to Ryma, Mr. Workman worked as Director of Global Marketing at Telelogic, Director of Space Commercialization at EDS, and CEO at Sumatran. He currently sits on multiple Boards in Austin, Texas.

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