Haestad Methods establishes operations in Australia

Haestad Methods has expanded its international presence to Australia to meet the growing demands of its customers in this region.

WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 29, 2003 -- Haestad Methods has expanded its international presence to Australia to meet the growing demands of its customers in this region. The formation of Haestad Methods' Sydney-based office follows the opening of similar operations in China and India.

Wayne Hartell has been appointed to lead the sales, marketing, and research team for Asia and Western Pacific. He brings to this position a background in water distribution system modeling and system design, project management, and several years experience developing Haestad Methods' award-winning software.

"As a region renowned for its receptiveness to innovative technologies, Australasia has proved to be a thriving market for Haestad Methods. This announcement reflects the rapid growth of hydraulic and hydrologic computer modeling software in this area and demonstrates the company's long-term commitment to its international clients," said Hartell.

The company has been flourishing in this market for the last ten years, securing key accounts with prominent utilities including Brisbane Water, Barwon Region Water Authority, Citiwater, Main Roads Western Australia, and South Australian Water Corporation. To date, Haestad Methods sales and services for Australasia have always been managed through its global sales group. With this new facility, Haestad Methods will be able to more thoroughly meet the needs and unique water resources requirements of its clients in this area.

Douglas Maitland, Director of International Sales for Haestad Methods, stated, "Our local presence will ensure that our customers receive the highest-quality sales, service, and technical support expertise. With our diverse staff from over 35 different countries, our international team possesses the awareness of customs and business practices to guarantee our clients receive personalized and professional support."

Haestad Methods' Australasia office is located at 10 Bond Street, Sydney NSW 2000. For more information or to schedule a product demonstration, call 1-800-006-961 or e-mail australia@haestad.com.

About Haestad Methods:

Haestad Methods has been in the business of enabling engineers with technology for 25 years and is internationally recognized as the world's leading water resources software company. The company provides more than 130,000 civil engineers in over 170 countries with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software, services, continuing education workshops, and publications. Haestad Methods' complete suite of engineering software products for water, stormwater, and wastewater modeling and management includes WaterGEMS®, WaterCAD®, PumpMaster™, HAMMER™, Darwin®, WaterSAFE™, SewerCAD®, StormCAD®, PondPack®, FlowMaster®, CulvertMaster®, and HEC-Pack™. Haestad Methods trains thousands of engineers each year. It is duly authorized to award CEUs and PDHs and is licensed by Sandia National Laboratories to conduct RAM-WSM (Risk Assessment Methodology for Water Utilities) Training.

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