Four CombineNet e-Sourcing Experts Selected as 2013 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

 Four CombineNet e-Sourcing Experts Selected as 2013 Pros to Know by Supply &
                       Demand Chain Executive Magazine

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CombineNet, Inc., the leading
provider of best-in-class sourcing technology solutions for global supply
chains, announced today the third consecutive year of recognition in the "Pros
to Know" award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The magazine, an
international B2B publication that provides mission-critical editorial content
to address the issues and challenges of the supply chain, this week announced
the names of its 2013 "Pros to Know" awards winners. Among them in the
Provider Pros to Know category are four CombineNet executives from the
company's management, product development, and sales solutions groups.

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CombineNet's Rich Wilson, Chief Executive Officer; Steve Brooke, Chief
Technology Officer; Brett Cornell, Senior Vice President of Strategic
Sourcing; and Rob Achtzehn, Director of Sales Development, were all honored as
"Provider Pros to Know." Highlights about these recognized professionals

  oRich Wilson – Serving in a leadership role for more than 10 years at
    CombineNet, Rich plays a key role in the company's strategic direction for
    its products, customer solution support, and professional solutions. He
    is a three-time Pros to Know winner.
  oSteve Brooke – A two-time Pros to Know winner, Steve came to CombineNet 18
    months ago, bringing vast technology development leadership experience,
    stemming back to his co-founding of Procuri where he served as CTO until
    its acquisition by Ariba in 2007.
  oBrett Cornell – With over 20 years of procurement leadership and category
    management experience at Johnson & Johnson, he joined CombineNet early
    this year to contribute his expertise to customer solutions selling and
  oRob Achtzehn – Utilizing his 20-plus years of supply chain solutions
    development experience, Rob helps customer across a range of industries to
    understand how they can leverage strategic sourcing solutions to drive
    untapped value. He has particular expertise in developing transportation
    procurement and management solutions.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Pros to Know" include professionals
proactively working to improve their business's (or their clients') functions
in a number of categories—including manufacturing and production output;
procurement; logistics; risk mitigation strategies; sourcing; packaging and
distribution; transportation; and much more. Submission criteria included
entrants' identification of coming challenges and software provider
capabilities for meeting those challenges, as well as the entrants' strategic
views for aligning supply chain strategies with broader corporate strategies
in the business world.

"We're fortunate to have at CombineNet the thought leadership and domain
expertise that puts us in the industry spotlight on a repeated basis. This
in-house expertise permits us to help our customers tackle the strategic and
complex procurement challenges they face, through improved use of advanced
e-sourcing solutions," said Dave Zynn, President and Chief Financial Officer
of CombineNet.

"Procurement strategy is of major importance to companies growing their global
supply chain," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
"We commend our winners for rising to the many challenges in this exciting
space, through fresh thinking and innovation."

The full list of 2013 "Pros to Know" awards winners is now available on The expanded awards coverage and winners list will appear in
the March 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online

About CombineNet

CombineNet, Inc. delivers award-winning best-in-class e-sourcing software
solutions through its products CombineNet ASAP® for advanced e-sourcing,
CombineNet Spend Analysis, and CombineNet Contract Management. Using these
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based sourcing products, CombineNet customers can
rapidly adopt proven solutions for increasing spend under management and
improving enterprise spend insights. Now in its twelfth year in business,
CombineNet is known for its track record in driving significant bottom-line
and productivity savings for its clientele which includes: General Mills,
Hershey's, Heinz, Procter & Gamble, Sears, Johnson & Johnson, A.P.
Moller-Maersk, Bayer, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, and many more
Global 2000 firms.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful
supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis,
viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management
professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and
demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain
Executive is a publication of Cygnus Business Media.

SOURCE CombineNet, Inc.

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