ATLANTA (Jan. 5, 12:10 p.m. EST) — Plastics Internet portal Omnexus has named Peter Dunning as its new chief executive officer. Dunning was president and chief executive officer of FacilityPro.com, an Atlanta-based business-to-business marketplace in the commercial real estate industry.
Previously, Dunning served as senior vice president at Redwood City, Calif.-based technology provider Oracle Corp., where he managed a chemicals business unit among his duties. He also was executive vice president with SAP America Inc. of Newtown Square, Pa., for seven years.
Dunning, who starts immediately, replaces interim CEO Yaarit Silverstone, a partner with Andersen Consulting. The consulting firm has helped Omnexus launch its Web site (www.omnexus.com).
Atlanta-based Omnexus searched both inside and outside the plastics industry for a CEO. A statement from the board of directors said Dunning´s "strong technology and business development background, along with his proven ability to manage rapid growth, make him the ideal CEO for Omnexus."
The Web marketplace for injection and blow molders was founded by five resin companies in April and now includes more than 20 suppliers. The company expects to open an office in Zurich, Switzerland, during the first quarter of 2001.