Rob Utzschneider, executive director of Platform Business Development, is responsible for establishing Ascential Software�s highly scalable data integration solution as an industry-standard platform for original equipment manufacturers, including independent software vendors (ISVs) and the company integration and service partners. Prior to Ascential, he had been vice president of Market Development for the former Torrent Systems, which he founded in 1993 and was acquired by Ascential in November 2001. With expertise in positioning and marketing emerging technology-based companies, Utzschneider builds strategic business partnerships and guides the company�s OEM strategy and product direction.