Perot Systems Expands Bowling Green Operations
Company to Add 90 New Jobs
Communications and Public Policy Director Nick Fuhrman
BOWLING GREEN, Ky (October 7, 2008) - The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that Perot Systems Corporation is expanding its current operations in Bowling Green, adding up to 90 new jobs here for technology service desk operations. The new expansion will increase Perot Systems' total workforce in Bowling Green to more than 300 associates.
"We are very proud to call Bowling Green home to Perot Systems' service desk operations, and to join our existing team of healthcare business process solution professionals here," said Lynda Gera, service desk manager of the company's new Technology Infrastructure Solutions team in Bowling Green. "What's more, we have been very impressed by the skill and professional expertise of job candidates in the area, and have already hired more than 60 local professionals to full-time positions on the new team."
Located at the Western Kentucky University Center for Research and Development, Perot Systems currently operates an information technology service center to support the business operations of its healthcare customers throughout the U.S. Today's announced expansion will allow Perot Systems to enhance its healthcare services in Bowling Green by adding skilled technology associates to provide application re-engineering services and infrastructure services, including service desk functions.
"Perot Systems has been a proud member of the Bowling Green business community for more than five years," said Terry Armstrong, leader of Perot Systems Revenue Cycle Solutions. "Our continuous growth and expansion here is a tribute to the quality individuals and exceptional talent of our associates in the area, and we welcome our new team members."
"South Central Kentucky is not just a great place to locate a business, but it's also a great place to grow a business," said Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker. "By adding 90 new seats to their location here, Perot Systems is demonstrating that they agree and have made a longstanding commitment to employing our residents."
"By adding many new job opportunities, Perot Systems is making a great investment in our community," said Warren County Judge-Executive Michael Buchanon. "Expansions like this one are a great victory for our local economic development efforts."
A Fortune 1000 company, Perot Systems, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as "PER," employs more than 23,000 associates worldwide and serves more than 500 clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Fortune magazine has ranked it the No. 2 "Most Admired Company in America" in the IT services sector. The company was founded in 1988 by a team of eight technology industry pioneers, led by Ross Perot.
"On behalf of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, I'd like to congratulate Perot Systems on their expansion. We're appreciative of their commitment to Bowling Green and our region, and we look forward to the company's long tenure here," said 2008 Chamber Board of Directors Chair Doug Gorman.
Job applicants interested in applying for the technology positions at Perot Systems in Bowling Green may visit www.perotsystems.com/careers and select Perot Systems Corporate under Careers on the left side of the page.
About Perot Systems
Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of $2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. As one of only 336 chambers nationwide to be accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.