PMOLink Meetings Encourage New Orleans Business Development

IDS Scheer Contemplates High-tech Local Presence

NEW ORLEANS (May 16, 2002). Today, PMOLink hosted a groundbreaking first meeting between Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s IDS Scheer, Inc., and local business, industry and education leaders. During the visit, Dr. Kirchmer also had the opportunity to meet and talk with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The meeting was a wide-ranging forum to explore partnering and research and development opportunities in the New Orleans area, including the possible establishment of a PMOLink/IDS Scheer office at the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park.

The day included briefings to Dr. Kirchmer on regional economic opportunities, as well as tours of various high-tech facilities in the area, including the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing at NASA Michoud. The day concluded with a Black Tie reception at UNO, hosted by UNO Chancellor Dr. Gregory O’Brien.

IDS Scheer, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of IDS Scheer AG, a $3 billion software and consulting firm headquartered in Saarbrucken, Germany. Producer of the world’s premier business process analysis and modeling software, IDS Scheer has experienced 400% growth in revenues in the last five years, and employs 1,500 people in over 50 countries.

Dr. Kirchmer is a respected author, educator and speaker known internationally as an expert in designing, implementing and improving business processes. He is the author of numerous publications, a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania, and a regular lecturer at the University of Southern California, George Mason University and New York University.

“IDS Scheer’s products have traditionally come from research and development efforts coordinated with universities,” said Geoff Hingle, PMOLink CEO. “The UNO Research and Technology Park provides an ideal environment for such a partnership, and we believe IDS Scheer and the Greater New Orleans area could both benefit greatly from an IDS Scheer presence in our community.”

PMOLink, Inc., headquartered in Mandeville, LA, is a national leader in providing “best of breed” services and technological solutions designed to help clients effectively manage capital project development and business process reengineering initiatives. As a contractor to large and small businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, PMOLink is a proven partner in rapidly deploying its Project Guardian products to address the specific needs of complex, dynamic organizations. For more information, visit

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