Dassian, Inc., the leading SAP® add-on software company specializing in ERP solutions for project-centric businesses, has appointed former SAP executive and DCMA leader, Kevin Kane, to the new post of VP of Customer Strategy & Solutions. Mr. Kane, with an extensive 25+ year background in Aerospace and Defense and U.S. government compliance industries, will serve as a trusted advisor to Dassian customers and help accelerate Dassian's transformation to an industry solution provider.
Early in Kevin's career, he was a U.S. Government Contract Specialist and served 3 years within the DCMA, establishing policy and providing executive leadership for business system compliance reviews in the area of Earned Value Management Systems. Kevin received special recognition from the joint A&D industry team for his significant contribution toward the original EIA-748 standard for EVMS in January 2002. Kevin and his EVMS team also received the "Hammer" award from then Vice President, Al Gore, provided to leaders during DoD acquisition reform era who developed and fostered reinventing government initiatives.
During the first several years of his 9 year tenure at SAP America, Kevin focused on the successful early adoption of SAP ERP for large enterprise Aerospace and Defense companies. Leveraging his U.S. government compliance background, Kevin, helped SAP mature their A&D industry solution offering in key areas such as actual manufacturing costing and various aspects of business systems compliance. Kevin also led a large Aerospace and Defense consulting practice at SAP Systems Integration, where he and his team delivered complex solution architecture services to many of today's largest Aerospace and Defense contractors. In recent years, Kevin has been instrumental in providing strategic solution and IT roadmap guidance to this same A&D industry client base.
"I am looking forward to joining the Dassian team," Mr. Kane says. "We share a common goal in helping project-centric companies achieve more robust and profitable government compliant business processes. I intend to leverage my background in the A&D industry to enable Dassian to better serve their customer base."
Mr. Kane will work closely with the Dassian executive team under the leadership of Magnus Bjorendahl and Simon Pugsley, Co-CEO's of Dassian Inc. "Kevin will help further cement our position in the Aerospace and Defense industry as thought leaders and trusted advisors, while also ensuring our customers are tremendously successful. With his knowledge, he will also help accelerate our transformation to become a world-class industry solution provider," said Magnus Bjorendahl.
Previously, Kevin held SAP A&D Executive leadership roles at EY and IBM. Kevin holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University at Buffalo, and a BS degree in Mathematics from State University of New York at Fredonia.
About Dassian Inc.
Dassian is a global company headquartered in Scottsdale AZ, that serves the ERP needs of project-focused industries specializing in SAP-based software solutions in government contract accounting and integrated program management. Dassian is an SAP software solution and technology partner in the SAP PartnerEdge® program. More information is available at http://www.dassian.com