AST Names Tony Catalano as Chief Operating Officer

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - March 5, 2014 - PRLog -- AST Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner and three-time recipient of the Oracle Excellence Award, today announced the appointment of Tony Catalano as Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Catalano will be directly responsible for managing and growing all of AST’s lines of business – ERP, Middleware, BI, EPM, CRM and Managed Services and will report directly to Pravin Kumar, AST’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Mr. Catalano served as Senior Vice President of Consulting Services for AST, managing strategic account relationships, assisting with business growth and handling oversight of managed services and recruiting functions.  Prior to AST, Mr. Catalano was an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Rolta/TUSC North America, where he was responsible for managing the company’s infrastructure services, maximizing processes and staffing models, and integrated global sourcing capabilities.  Additionally, Mr. Catalano led annual budgeting and forecasting processes, managed the company’s ERP and internal IT initiatives, and was responsible for Rolta’s Oracle Applications business in the Midwest region.

Pravin Kumar, President and CEO of AST, said of the promotion, “Tony has proved himself to be a worthy leader and a team builder. In the short time that he has been at AST, he has taken charge of the service delivery and gained the trust of both our customers and employees. It is with great pleasure that I announce the board’s decision to elevate him to the Chief Operating Officer position. Tony’s 20 plus years of industry experience and global sourcing experience will be valuable to AST as we try to increase our international presence and off shore capabilities.”

About AST Corporation

Established in 1995, AST Corporation is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Specialized Oracle Applications and Technologies systems integrator, an Oracle University training and delivery partner, and a certified Oracle Cloud Services implementation provider. AST’s services encompass all aspects of Oracle E-Business Suite, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Fusion Middleware, and CRM implementations, as well as flexible, on-shore Managed Services and comprehensive Oracle Universtiy courses.  AST serves industry-leading public sector and commercial organizations: municipal, state and federal government; public transportation; airport and seaport; K-12 and secondary education; utilities/energy; manufacturing; insurance; retailing; telecommunications. Clients look to AST Corporation for leadership and assistance in systems integration, business process redesign, project management, systems administration and training.

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