Tuesday, October 14, 2003

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EDS might sell stake in PLM

Electronic Data Systems Corp. Monday said it might sell a minority stake in its Product Lifecycle Management Solutions unit, which employs about 650 outside Milford.

The Plano, Texas-based company said it was considering either a public stock offering or private investor for the business, which supplies software to help automakers and other manufacturers design and build new products.

PLM Solutions was created in 2001 when EDS acquired the former Structural Dynamics Research Corp. and merged it with its Unigraphics unit. The staff at the former SDRC building outside Milford represents the largest concentration of PLM Solutions' 5,000 employees.

Convergys opens in Philippines

Convergys Corp., the Cincinnati billing and customer care provider, on Monday officially opened two of three contact centers in the Philippines, expected to employ 3,000 in a year.

The first two centers, in Manila's Makati and Pasig City business districts, will be joined by another in Muntinlupa City next year.

The contact centers, offering customer care and support for Convergys corporate clients, are part of the company's effort to expand international revenues. Convergys employs about 6,000 at similar centers in India.

Delta director moving to Atlanta

The man who was responsible for running Delta Air Lines' hub locally is moving on.

Greg Kennedy, Delta's field director for Airport Customer Service at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, has been named vice president at the Atlanta airport for Delta regional subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

Delta operates its second-largest hub here, behind its bigger operation in Atlanta, where ASA is a major player. Kennedy joined Delta in 1987 as part of the Delta-Western merger.

- Staff reports

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