Spring is a great time of the year. It makes everything feel new again and fills you with energy. And that’s just the way we’re feeling at ASNA right now. The community that we’ve built around our customers is very important to us here at ASNA. As part of our continued investment in that community, we’re excited to announce that ASNApalooza 2011 will be held this year in England at the Arora Gatwick Hotel. Our non-US customer base has grown substantially over the last couple of years and we’re looking forward to seeing many new faces in England this fall.
I am very pleased to share this very good news with you: We completed the management buyout of ASNA from BluePhoenix in December. BluePhoenix is no longer associated with ASNA in any way. ASNA worldwide is looking forward to growing our product and services offerings and listening to what our customers want and expect for the future. A couple of years ago, Carlos Valero and I acquired the European ASNA operations from BluePhoenix, and created ASNA International. We grew the European business substantially and had lots of customer success. It was a natural move for us to acquire the ASNA US operations. We’re proud to say that the new ASNA now has more than 50 employees worldwide and is ready to help its customers worldwide achieve the application development success they need. ASNA’s European operation headquarters are in Barcelona, Spain. Research and development, sales, and support facilities remain in San Antonio, Texas. Carlos is the Chairman of ASNA and I am President of ASNA US.
While the world economic news is not so good and it seems that no one can avoid its affects, ASNA International is trying to make the best of it. This is why we sponsored the first European ASNApalooza.