MBS Dev (Mountain Business Systems Development), Inc., announced the appointment of Paul Hesser as Chief Operating Officer. Hesser will be responsible for sales, marketing and delivery of the company’s distribution technology suite, which is specialized for industries such as janitorial, industrial, and business supply to help distributors and resellers drive efficiency and maximize operating results.

“Paul’s rich background in traditional on‐premise software and Software‐as‐a‐Service cloud‐based solutions will be a strong asset to ongoing business growth,” said Dave Bent, MBS Dev President and United Stationers Senior Vice President, eBusiness Services and Corporate CIO. “MBS Dev has been growing rapidly, driven by customer acceptance of MBS Dev’s rich functionality in a scalable platform. Paul will be central in helping expand customer market share and the introduction of additional high‐ demand capabilities across various industries and levels of technology sophistication.”

Hesser is a seasoned distribution technology sector veteran with a long history of developing and delivering solutions that help companies expand their business and operate more efficiently. He joins MBS Dev from travel distribution technology company Travelport, where he was Vice President, Programs and Services, and led programs to help suppliers better market their products through agencies. Hesser has held leadership positions at IBM, SPSS Corporation, G2 SwitchWorks, and Lakeview Technology. Hesser holds a BS in marketing from Illinois State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.