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Robert Kaehler of AssetSmart Named to Advisory Board of 2008 Asset Management Conference and Expo

Industry Visionary Helps Organizations Achieve Competitive Advantage through Adoption of Strategic Asset Management Principles

November 5, 2007, Santa Monica, Calif. – AssetSmart®, the global leader in integrated asset management technology, announces today that Robert Kaehler, senior vice president, was named to the advisory board of the 2008 Asset Management Conference and Expo, an event dedicated to educating organizations on the operational benefits of true asset management. In its second year, this groundbreaking conference underscores the important role of asset management in today’s competitive business environment. This year’s event will educate attendees on asset visibility and life-cycle management, business process improvement, operational optimization and the newest asset management and tracking technologies.

"Bob Kaehler has been a leader in the asset management industry for several years," said Jane Yallum, managing partner of The Clarion Group, Inc. which organizes this event. "His participation on our Advisory Board provides us with technical expertise and first-hand knowledge of asset management best practices, allowing us to deliver a compelling program to those interested in adoption and advancement of strategic asset management technologies."

This year's event will attract top-level and line managers as well as end-users in several critical markets including manufacturing, defense and aerospace, information technology, utilities and municipalities, and transportation and logistics.

About Robert Kaehler

As a recognized futurist in the rising field of asset management, Robert Kaehler’s expertise has been used by numerous businesses and government agencies to significantly improve asset visibility and increase strategic intelligence of all enterprise assets. He is an acknowledged expert in helping enterprises comply better with regulations including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and FAR 45 through integrated asset management from both financial and process perspectives, along with the application of best business practices to internal systems and procedures.

Kaehler currently serves as Senior Vice President of AssetSmart, a leader in fully integrated asset management systems. Prior to joining AssetSmart in 2006, he spent the previous five years as General Manager of Sunflower Systems, and was responsible for growing the company from a two-person development shop to a recognized leader in asset management systems. Prior to Sunflower, Kaehler served as Vice President and General Manager of US operations and was a member of the Board of Directors at Proactive Systems. He was instrumental in growing the company's revenues 1500% in three years. After Proactive Systems was acquired by JetForm Corporation, Kaehler was responsible for Jetform’s business throughout the western United States.

About The Clarion Group

The Asset Management Conference & Expo is organized by The Clarion Group, Inc., an event management firm specializing in technical education. The Clarion Group produces and manages a number of industry events such as the DoD RFID Summit for Industry, the UID Forum, UID BootCamps, and the UID Dialogue Conference. For more information on the Asset Management Conference & Expo, visit:

The Clarion Group
Brian Albright
1-800-560-1980, extension 77

About AssetSmart

Founded in 1971, AssetSmart ( provides a comprehensive suite of integrated asset, test equipment, and material management solutions for aerospace, defense, electronics, communications, manufacturing, and government organizations. Assetsmart is offered by PMS Systems Corporation (CAGE Code 7M804, Veteran-owned Small Business) under GSA Schedule 70 Contract GS-35F-0298V. Assetsmart's headquarters located at 26707 Agoura Road, Suite 201 Calabasas, CA 91302, United States. For more information about assetsmart, please visit:

(800) 755-3968