GMI Opens Office in the Netherlands

Leon de Koning Appointed as Managing Director

London, - GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), the only provider of integrated solutions for global market intelligence, today announced the expansion of its European management team with Leon de Koning, Managing Director for Northern Europe, who will head up GMI's newly established office in s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. De Koning will be driving GMI's expansion into the Northern European market.

Leon de Koning joins GMI from SPSS Europe, a provider of predictive analytics software and solutions. He brings extensive experience in market research software and territory management to GMI, having worked for SPSS since 1995, most recently as Territory Sales Manager for Northern Europe.

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The opening of the Dutch office is part of a wider European strategy for GMI. The company recently announced the expansion of its European senior management team with three new senior-level appointments - all of which have come from SPSS - to grow the business in Europe. This includes the upcoming opening of a GMI office in Munich and in Moscow. The German office is headed by Uwe Lorenz, Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe. In November, GMI announced the completion of its acquisition of MI Pro AS, a developer of next-generation desktop analytics software, which is run as a wholly owned subsidiary of GMI based in Norway and Sweden. In addition, the company is planning to release new European language versions of its powerful NET-MR market research software platform in 2006.

"Growth opportunities for GMI in Europe are enormous, "said Leon. "GMI has continually developed its product and service offerings to accommodate the fast-growing global demand for comprehensive online market research solutions. Our software offers a wide range of possibilities for collecting and analyzing data, and my objective is to strengthen GMI's profile as the leading provider of integrated real-time solutions for global market intelligence."

Commenting on the new appointment, Dietmar Walter, director of Europe for GMI , said: "I am delighted to welcome Leon to our European team. With him, we are able to respond to the demand for our integrated market research solutions also in the Netherlands. His personal drive, experience in market research software solutions, and passion for applying technology to market intelligence is exemplary."

GMI's Dutch office is located at:
Global Market Insite
Zuiderkruis 13
5215 MV 's Hertogenbosch

About GMI
GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.) is the only company that provides comprehensive integrated solutions for global market intelligence for both market research firms and corporate market research departments at Global 2000 companies. Solutions include Net-MR, a suite of software tools to manage and automate research throughout the project lifecycle, desktop analysis tools, 24/7 service bureau capabilities, and one of the world's largest, highly profiled, double opt-in managed panels, spanning across 200 countries. In addition, GMI offers high-value, real-time enterprise feedback solutions for customer, partner and employee programs. Founded in 1999 with world headquarters in Seattle, Wash., GMI has operations on five continents. For more information on GMI, please visit our web site at or email us at

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