Sandhills Delivery Service Selects Noverant LMS

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Raleigh, NC (March 2015) – Sandhills Delivery Service, a premier provider of delayed luggage delivery for airports in the Mid-Atlantic Region, selected Noverant as its system-wide learning management system (LMS).

According to the Wall Street Journal, airlines continue to be plagued by the amount of delayed, damaged or lost baggage – the national average is still over 3 mishandled bags per thousand customers.  The impact on passenger convenience and airline public relations is a major issue.

While Sandhills Delivery can’t prevent the bags from being mishandled by the airlines, they have certainly helped ease the pain for travelers. Sandhills serves brand-name airlines including Delta, American, US Airways, and United and operates out of 6 airports including Asheville, NC; Greensboro, NC; Wilmington, NC; Roanoke, VA; Charleston, WV; and Huntington, WV.

Noverant is proud to help Sandhills Delivery lead the industry with standardized field training for all crewmembers. The use of Noverant Online to provide enhanced training is a testament to their leadership position in this time-sensitive market.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Alberta Government Selects Noverant LMS

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Raleigh, NC (Feb 2015) – The Government of Alberta has selected Noverant in a multi-year contract for its learning management system (LMS) through the Alberta Ministry of Municipal Affairs, a critical agency which assists municipalities in providing well-managed, collaborative, and accountable local government to Albertans.

Noverant has extensive experience serving government agencies as well as highly-regulated private-sector clients. Understanding best practices in both private and government sectors helps Noverant provide unique and insightful LMS services which are greatly valued by clients such as Alberta.

Commenting on the award, Jim Tringas, VP stated, “We are honored to partner with Alberta and are proud to leverage our existing Canada-based data centers to efficiently comply with the province’s needs. We look forward to working closely with the government, municipalities and citizens of Alberta in the coming years.”

Users of the Alberta LMS will include employees of the province; municipal employees; volunteers in the community and others in the general public. Noverant’s highly-flexible approach enables a secure solution which can address these diverse government stakeholder and user needs.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Toronto-Based St. Joseph’s Health Centre Selects Noverant

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Raleigh, NC (Nov 2014) – St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC), a major Toronto-based hospital, selected Noverant as its system-wide learning management system.

SJHC is a member of the Plexxus shared services organization. As a leading community teaching hospital, SJHC provides patient-centered and family-centered healthcare services that reflect their values of respect, dignity, and compassion. St. Joseph’s offers a rich collaborative learning environment for thousands of health care students annually in Canada

St Joseph’s was searching for a Learning Management System (LMS) to address corporate learning initiatives within the health centre that would provide:

  • improved ownership over e-learning content
  • enterprise-wide, efficient, and cost-effective learning
  • centralized/standardized learning
  • consistency in education delivery education
  • education assessment and evaluation
  • seamless e-module updates
  • online system to accommodate diverse staff and physicians schedules
  • easy access to centralized course catalogs, training schedules and training reports
  • ability to address both scheduled and self-paced instruction
  • measurable immediate and long-term outcomes of education activities
  • better tracking for compliance and accreditation
  • address critical healthcare and government privacy requirements

Noverant is proud to partner with SJHC as they continue to provide their patients, families, and community with outstanding healthcare.

In addition to government-approved data center operations in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America, Noverant has multiple Canada-based data centers to satisfy the unique needs of Canadian clients, particularly those in regulated industries.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Noverant Adds Government-Approved Data Centers In Canada

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Raleigh, NC – Noverant is pleased to announce its further expansion with data center operations in Canada that meet critical requirements, including SSAE 16 and Canadian security and privacy laws. The government-approved data centers will utilize Noverant’s proven architecture, providing a cost-effective and scalable solution for clients of any size, ranging from small businesses to large governments and corporations.

Commenting on the expansion, Jim Tringas, VP Global Accounts, stated: “Providing in-country data storage and processing is a critical element for some Canada-based clients. While our global operation includes data centers in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, we decided to further invest and expand our operations to address the unique needs of certain Canadian clients, particularly those in regulated industries.”

According to government data, the responsibilities of about 12,000 enterprises and 820,000 of their employees are defined by the Canada Labour Code. These federally regulated employees account for six percent of all Canadian workers and are in sectors including healthcare, banking, transportation, communications, mining and most federal Crown corporations.

Noverant’s fully-compliant solution is proven and available immediately, providing a cost-effective, low-risk, turn-key learning management system for Canada-based clients.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Noverant CEO Appointed to Board of Pharmaceutical Calibrations and Instrumentation (PCI)

Noverant is pleased to announce that Pharmaceutical Calibrations and Instrumentation (PCI), a leading provider of calibration and maintenance services to the Life Sciences industry, has appointed Noverant executive F. Gozzo, Ph.D to its board effective June 23, 2014.

PCI was founded in 1996 with a vision of becoming the best consulting and technical services firm in the life sciences industry. The company’s core expertise is calibration and maintenance compliance for FDA-regulated manufacturing facilities and laboratories.  With operations throughout the United States, PCI provides a variety of services including process and laboratory instruments, pipette calibration, data analysis and consulting, commissioning and metrology lab services.   

Further details of the announcement are available at Gozzo Joins PCI Board.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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MROs Need Cost-Effective LMS – Jet Aviation Selects Noverant

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Raleigh, NC (March 2014) – Jet Aviation, a division of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), selected Noverant’s learning management system to support their Part 145 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation.

The MRO Challenge

Aircraft systems and technologies are evolving at a rapid pace. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) challenge MROs to keep up in this fast-paced high-tech world. The result is that any professional who works in the MRO industry is required to reach and maintain a high level of proficiency in a rapidly changing environment. Establishing a comprehensive and cost-effective learning management system is critical to any leading MRO such as Jet Aviation.

Jet Aviation is a recognized leader in the business aviation industry and specializes in maintenance, completions and refurbishment, FBO, aircraft charter, aircraft management and aviation staffing.  Its world-class maintenance services are provided for large-cabin aircraft from its MRO hubs in Basel, Dubai, Singapore and St. Louis, complemented by other maintenance bases in EMEA, Asia and North America.

Commenting on the award, Jim Tringas, VP at Noverant, stated, “Noverant is the only learning management system (LMS) approved by the FAA, TSA, Canada, EASA and other international agencies. We are  honored to partner with Jet Aviation and look forward to working with them to further improve their world-class operation.”

While the aviation sector has traditionally focused on training management, the concept of learning management is relatively new in the industry. Noverant is a pioneer in providing learning management services to address the diverse needs of air carriers, repair stations, MRO providers, flight schools and other regulated or safety-sensitive operators. In addition to providing basic training and compliance management services, Noverant uniquely offers real-time analytics to help organizations measure the effectiveness and cost of training programs.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Noverant CEO Is Keynote Speaker at ISPE-CaSA Leadership Symposium

RALEIGH, NC — Dr. Frank Gozzo, CEO of Noverant, Inc., will speak on Feb 7 at the Leadership Symposium sponsored by the South Atlantic chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

Francesco (Frank) Gozzo is the president and chief executive officer of Noverant, Inc., a global provider of information, training and compliance management services. He led the acquisition of the company in 2006 and has driven consistent growth of Noverant in the pharmaceutical industry and expansion into 11 additional vertical markets worldwide.

Dr. Gozzo was with IBM from 1985-1995, where he served in various leadership roles including member of the President’s Technology Advisory Board. From 1995-2006, he held executive and board roles at Bell & Howell, where he led the privatization, turn-around, and subsequent sale of the business. He earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from Rensselaer as an IBM Ph.D. Resident Fellow and has been awarded multiple patents in signal processing and recognition systems. Dr. Gozzo was an adjunct faculty member at the State University of New York, guest lecturer at Duke University and invited strategic advisor to organizations including the White House – Office of the President, diverse Federal agencies and private equity firms. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), SEC-qualified audit committee financial expert and has held board positions in organizations including Bell & Howell, Noverant, Ravenscroft and Make-A-Wish.

About ISPE Carolina-South Atlantic
ISPE Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter is a society of technical professionals who apply their practical knowledge in the regulated pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries. The group is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. ISPE Carolina-South Atlantic is one of the largest of ISPE’s more than 30 North American Chapters and worldwide Affiliates. For more information, visit www.ispe-casa.org.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Noverant Guidance for Part 145 Repair Stations – Preparing For New TSA Security Requirements

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released new security requirements for Part 145 repair stations under a new section titled 49 CFR 1554 – Aircraft Repair Station Security. Noverant has completed a review of the new code and summarized key points for repair stations.

Summary of 49 CFR 1554

The requirement imposes security-related process, documentation and record keeping requirements on all Part 145 repair stations. Particular focus is given to those stations serving large aircraft (12,500 lbs) or operating on/near airports with established airport security programs per 49 CFR part 1542 or equivalent foreign airports. Note that the regulation is not applicable to repair stations that are located on U.S. or foreign military installations.

Part 145 Repair Stations (US Locations)

All Part 145 repair stations must allow TSA and other authorized DHS officials, at any time and in a reasonable manner, without advance notice, to enter, conduct any audits, assessments, or inspections of any property, facilities, equipment, and operations; and to view, inspect, and copy particular records as necessary to carry out TSA’s security-related statutory or regulatory authorities.

Part 145 repair stations serving large aircraft or on/near airports governed by an airport security program must also provide TSA with the name and means of contact, on a 24-hour basis, of a person or persons designated by the repair station as the primary security point of contact with responsibility for overall security compliance to 49 CFR 1554 and communications with TSA.

In addition, these stations must maintain accurate records for those employees with access to large aircraft; develop documented key control, aircraft access and related procedures; and maintain appropriate records for evidence of compliance. In addition, specific background checks for various individuals are required and documented procedures must be implemented to receive, protect and respond to TSA-issued security directives.

Part 145 Repair Stations (Non-US Locations)

Part 145 repair stations based outside the United States must abide by the same requirements, including documented evidence of compliance, as US-based stations. Further, all records must be provided in English upon TSA’s request.

Recommendations

Repair stations should carefully develop an efficient program to address the new requirements as soon as possible. In most cases, particularly for stations conducting business in English, compliance will not be a major burden after the security program is initially established and an efficient compliance management system is in place. However, Noverant cautions repair stations that compliance and enforcement of these new security rules should be taken seriously and requires immediate attention. According to the new TSA requirement, a repair station may be subject to suspension of its FAA certificate if security deficiencies are identified and are not corrected in a timely fashion.

Noverant is approved by TSA for the storage of Security Sensitive Information (SSI) and has developed applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs) to address 49 CFR 1554. Repair stations are encouraged to contact Noverant to discuss  customization of these SOPs for their particular need.

About Noverant

Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, contact Noverant.

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Noverant CEO Frank Gozzo Appointed NACD Fellow

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is pleased to announce that Noverant president and CEO Francesco “Frank” Gozzo of Raleigh, NC has become an NACD Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. Gozzo currently serves on the boards of Noverant, FlightGest and Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina and has served on diverse boards in for-profit and non-profit sectors throughout his career.

As an NACD Fellow, Gozzo has demonstrated his knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance today. “I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of NACD Fellows who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership,” said Gozzo. “The resources, insights and connections I’ve made through NACD’s Fellowship program will be key assets to the companies I serve.”

“We are proud to announce that Dr. Gozzo has joined NACD’s credentialed directors,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. NACD’s Fellows serve on boards of some of the largest and most diverse corporations in the world. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism.”

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. For more information, visit www.NACDonline.org

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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Noverant Selects Sequence, Inc. as a Life Science Channel Partner

Raleigh, NC – Noverant is pleased to announce that it has selected Sequence, Inc. as a major channel partner. Under the non-exclusive, long term agreement, Sequence will lead the sales, marketing and account management efforts in a number of markets, initially focused on pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries.

Commenting on the major alliance, Dr. Frank Gozzo, president and CEO of Noverant stated, “Noverant has enjoyed 6 consecutive years of strategic growth and is now prepared to take our unique services to the next level through qualified channel partners. Sequence has highly-qualified subject matter experts who work on-site with diverse clients in the life science industry, and so the synergy of their consultants with our technology makes good business sense.”

Michael Putnam, president and CEO of Sequence stated, “With over 11 years of hands-on experience in the life science industry, we have a keen awareness of the operational needs of our clients. After careful due diligence, we selected Noverant for their proven technology, genuine customer-driven approach and unique ability to provide a highly-scalable, device-independent information, training and compliance management platform.

About Sequence
Sequence is a leader in providing quality and compliance consulting services to the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and other regulated industries. For more information, visit www.sequencevalidation.com.

About Noverant
Noverant is a leader in web-based information, training and compliance management applications, serving regulated and training-intensive clients on six continents. For more information, visit www.noverant.com.

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