QAD adds Kathy Crusco to its Board of Directors

– USA, CA –  QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA/QADB), a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies, today announced that senior financial executive Kathy Crusco has been named to its board of directors, where she will serve on QAD’s Audit and Governance Committees. Crusco’s addition brings QAD’s board to six members, four of whom are independent.

“Kathy brings significant and relevant expertise to QAD, with a long track record as a financial software executive and director,” said Peter van Cuylenburg, QAD’s Chairman of the Board. “We are very pleased to welcome Kathy as our newest director and look forward to leveraging her experience in enterprise software with a focus in manufacturing.”

About Kathy Crusco

Since December 2017, Crusco, 54, has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Kony Inc., a privately-held provider of digital experience applications for banking and low-code application development platform solutions. Prior to that, she was executive vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Epicor Software Corporation, a privately-held software company. Crusco joined Epicor in 2011 when the company merged with Activant Solutions Inc., where she served as chief financial officer since 2007. Previously, Crusco held positions of increasing responsibility at Polycom, Documentum, Inc., Adaptec, Inc. and Price Waterhouse.

“I am thrilled to join a leading Cloud ERP provider and look forward to assisting QAD in its efforts to continue gaining market share with its Adaptive ERP offering for manufacturers across the globe,” said Crusco.

Crusco earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Chico, and currently serves on the boards of publicly held Poly, formerly Plantronics, Inc., and Calix, Inc.

About QAD – The Effective Enterprise

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of flexible, cloud-based enterprise software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD Adaptive ERP for manufacturing supports operational requirements in the areas of financials, customer management, supply chain, manufacturing, service and support, analytics, business process management and integration. QAD’s portfolio includes related solutions for quality management software, supply chain management software, transportation management software and B2B interoperability. Since 1979, QAD solutions have enabled customers in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech, industrial manufacturing and life sciences industries to better align operations with their strategic goals to become Effective Enterprises.

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