D. Noah Eckhouse Assumes President Position At Optram, Incorporated

Optram, Incorporated, the leading provider of Maintenance-of-Way Management solutions for the rail industry, announced today the promotion of D. Noah Eckhouse to president and COO of Optram. Eckhouse has also joined the Optram board of directors. This promotion strengthens the management time and prepares the company for the next level of growth.

MAYNARD, MA (PRWEB) December 20, 2004 -- Optram, Inc., the leading provider of maintenance-of-way management solutions for the rail industry, has announced the promotion of D. Noah Eckhouse to president and chief operating officer of Optram.

Eckhouse has also joined the Optram board of directors. Under his new role, Mr. Eckhouse will assume day-to-day responsibility for all operational aspects of the business. Co-founder Ted Selig will remain as chairman and chief executive officer and will work closely with Mr. Eckhouse to plan and execute the next level of growth for the Company.

“Since joining our company in January of this year, Noah has demonstrated a solid grasp of the technical, operational, customer and financial challenges we face in keeping the company on a solid 50 percent revenue growth path,” said Selig. “We are thrilled to have someone of Noah's caliber take the operating helm at Optram at this exciting time in our company’s development,” he added.

“Over the past five years Optram has successfully established itself as the leading provider of maintenance-of-way management solutions for the rail industry. I am privileged and excited to be leading this exceptionally talented team at this critical stage in its growth,” said Eckhouse.

Before joining Optram, Eckhouse was the vice president of corporate development for Jacent Technologies, and founder and chief executive officer of TrailBreaker, a CRM software analytics company which Jacent acquired in 2001. Before TrailBreaker, Eckhouse was a founder of Player Systems Corp., a GPS-based golf course management company acquired in 1998 by John Deere. Mr. Eckhouse also managed the Marine Instrumentation Lab at MIT and was a member of the America3 design team, the winning syndicate of the 1992 America's Cup sailing yacht race.

About Optram
Optram's flagship product ORIM System 7(tm) (Optram Railway Infrastructure Management) is a patented software solution that provides rail operators with a proven approach to enhance operating levels of safety and reliability, while reducing maintenance occupancy and cost. ORIM enables railway operators to transition their maintenance practices from a generalized, reactive approach to a highly targeted, pro-active maintenance-planning model.

Optram's customers include some of the largest freight and passenger operators in the world, including: AMTRAK, CSX, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), Network Rail in the UK, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Optram is a privately held company located in suburban Boston and Western Massachusetts.

The company maintains a web site at www.Optram.com.

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