FLANDERS, N.J. -- Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems), a supplier of software solutions to the energy-distribution industry, bid farewell to long-term employee and industry veteran John Redmond, who retired at the beginning of the year.
Redmond has held the vice president of product strategy position with ADD Systems since 2002. He began his career in the energy-distribution industry as a service dispatcher for Commander Oil. Upon leaving Commander, Redmond took on a customer support role at Tymshare, a software provider for energy-distribution companies. From there, Redmond worked as a support representative at ICC, another energy software provider, before being promoted to a customer-service manager. His next role was that of a data-center manager at Meenan Oil, followed by a national support manager position at PSS, a software provider that was eventually acquired by ADD Systems.
After leaving PSS, Redmond took a sales position at ADD Systems, where he has spent the last 29 years, serving in a number of roles. Hired into sales by company President Bruce Bott in 1989, Redmond was named Southeast sales representative. He also took on the roles of installer and trainer during this time.
As ADD Systems continued to grow, Redmond took on a dual role as major-account representative and software-applications specialist. As software-applications specialist, John took on the responsibility of helping newer sales representatives during software demonstrations and consultations with potential clients.
Later in his career, Redmond served as the company’s sales manager before stepping into a project-manager role to help assist some of ADD Systems’ larger clients through the software-implementation process. Bott then promoted Redmond to vice president of product strategy in 2002.
Bott said Redmond has been a major contributor to ADD Systems’ growth over nearly 30 years. “John has been a vital part of our organization, and we’ve all learned a lot from him,” said Bott. “I’m excited for John, and I predict he’ll be spending a lot of time in destinations only reachable by a cruise ship. We wish him and his family only the best with retirement.”
When asked about his time at ADD Systems, John said, “I’m definitely going to miss the strategizing and the challenges, and especially the ADD Systems family, but I’m looking forward to the adventures ahead.” After more than 40 years in the energy-distribution industry, John is planning to travel, spend time with family and friends and become more involved in his community.
Since 1973, Flanders, N.J.-based ADD Systems has been a provider of software for the petroleum, propane, gasoline and convenience-store industries.