VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada — February 14, 2006 — Vitrium Systems, the provider of digital rights management technology to secure PDF documents and the maker of the protectedpdf™ product suite, today announced that Ron Unger has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors.
A manufacturing industry visionary, Unger devised and provided environmental management solutions for a variety of service and manufacturing companies in British Columbia and Alberta. In 1994, he led a team to create and implement a BC-wide paint collection and reprocessing system, the first industry-led program of its kind in North America.
"Ron has a successful track record for spearheading the evaluation of business processes and strategic planning," notes Narayan Sainaney, President and CTO of Vitrium Systems. "His experience consulting with a number of small to medium-sized private and public companies will be invaluable to Vitrium as we help developers make secure document protection come to life in any business product or system."
"Vitrium Systems is well poised to break out digital rights management for document security to many industries that rely upon wide distribution, hardware integration, and access to secure documents as key business drivers," states Ron Unger. "It is my pleasure to be among a list of esteemed executives and Board members who are industry influencers."
Unger joined the Paint and Product Care Association as a consultant in 1997, was appointed President of the industry association in 2000, and led it through a merger in 2001, taking on the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for the new national industry association renamed "Product Care," which was formed to represent environmental stewardship interests for companies as diverse as Walmart, Canadian Tire, SC Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Benjamin Moore, Shell, Esso, ICI and Monsanto. Today, Product Care manages government regulated, environmental stewardship programs for every major paint, solvent, pesticide and petroleum manufacturer in Canada.
From 2002-2004, Ron was engaged by a private, Vancouver-based holding company, initially in the role of Vice President and then Chief Operating Officer for its environmental division, which included western Canadian companies involved in transfer station, landfill, recycling and oil re-refining services.. More recently, he has consulted to a number of small to medium-sized private and public companies on business processes and strategic planning.
About Vitrium Systems
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Vitrium Systems is a private company specializing in document protection through their protectedpdf™ platform, the world's first on-demand self-publishing platform. For more information about Vitrium and its products, visit our web site at http://www.vitrium.com/ orhttp://www.protectedpdf.com.