Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Consulting Firm Turnpoint Solutions Appoints Karl Ginther Transportation Practice Director

Turnpoint Solutions, LLC (Turnpoint), a leading provider of business and process driven IT consultancy services for asset intensive industries, has recently appointed Karl Ginther as Transportation Practice Director. Reflecting the company's focus on expansion of its enterprise maintenance management consulting services within the practice, Ginther's appointment will further enhance Turnpoint's capability to provide client-focused and value-adding consulting service to its transit clients.

With more than 20 years experience in the planning, development and implementation of enterprise wide business systems, Ginther's significant expertise within the transit industry will be instrumental as he assumes responsibility for the leadership and coordination of Turnpoint's transit operations, including its recently signed engagement to provide professional consulting services for a large scale public transit organization. The $1M-plus contract includes advanced maintenance planning services, integration and implementation services, and application development services. The contract also includes business consulting and integration services for a multi-year migration of all enterprise systems to SAP R/3.

"Turnpoint's portfolio of consulting services offers transit organizations innovative solutions that will enhance their ability to compete successfully in today's environment," Ginther said. "Transit organizations are experiencing ever increasing demands for expanded service while balancing the constraints of lower operating budgets and environmental responsibility, which plays directly into Turnpoint's expertise in asset and business consulting services. I look forward to helping Turnpoint expand its services and client base in the transit sector and continue its impressive track record of growth and client satisfaction."

As Director of Operations & Solutions Management at Infor Global Solutions Public Sector Unit, created through acquisition of Spear Technologies, Inc. and Hansen Information Technologies, and previously at MAXIMUS, Ginther supported business development and the delivery of enterprise solutions for public sector and transit clients. Ginther holds a degree in industrial engineering and spent the first decade of his career working in engineering and systems roles in the defense and transportation sector.

Turnpoint CEO Rick Higdon said, "Karl brings great perspective and tremendous experience, and he has already proven to be an invaluable member of the team. We plan to aggressively develop our transit and transportation practice over the coming years because we believe that the sector is poised for a decade of strong growth."

About Turnpoint Solutions

Turnpoint Solutions is a global consulting systems integration company providing business transformation solutions to its core vertical markets of mining, utilities, and transportation.

Turnpoint also combines business process knowledge with technology expertise to deliver EAM related services to other asset intensive industries. Additional information is available online at

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