VIRGINIA, December 11, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – Total Resource Management (TRM) announces that Garner Bennett, the company’s CEO and member of its Board of Directors, has decided to retire effective November 25, 2019. Fellow board members, Don Omura and Jagadisan “Shiva” Shivakumar, have been appointed the company’s new CEO and President, respectively.
“On behalf of Shiva and myself and the TRM Board of Directors, we congratulate Garner on his well-deserved retirement after his 50+ year professional career, including the last 24 years at TRM. Garner was instrumental in the direction of TRM throughout his entire tenure here especially in the last 13 years as CEO. He led the company through several major developments including the new business relationship with IBM when they acquired MRO Software, transition of TRM away from a Federal only business, and most recently, transformation of TRM into cloud-based company. As a result of Garner’s leadership and direction, TRM has been a world-wide leader among Maximo consulting companies for 20 years. Garner has been a great business partner, friend, and mentor and I am privileged and honored to succeed him in this role,” said Don Omura, CEO.
“This is the right time for me personally, and for the company, to transition to the next generation of leadership. Over the last two decades I have seen over 300 employees join the company and in so doing become part of the larger TRM family and legacy. I deeply appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to work with and benefit from so many talented and dedicated colleagues,” said Garner Bennett. “I will miss my time at TRM but I’ve never been more optimistic about our ability to serve our clients effectively and grow in the EAM and Cloud markets. Don is the right person to lead TRM and I know that the organization is in good hands and well positioned for years to come.”
Don Omura’s previously held positions at TRM include President, Chief Operations Officer, and Executive Vice President of Pacific Operations. Prior to joining TRM, in 1999, Mr. Omura was the Director of Information Technology for the Navy Public Works Center in Hawaii where he oversaw all aspects of information technology, including strategic planning, corporate business systems, IT infrastructure, and outsourcing.
Over the past two years, a systematic succession plan was implemented to pave the way for Garner Bennett’s departure which included adding Mr. Bala Balasubramanian to the TRM Board of Directors. “He comes with a wealth of technology leadership and experience and is the founder of several tech companies. We have long sought the counsel and advice that he brings to our Board of Directors,” said Jagadisan Shivakumar, President.
About Total Resource Management
Total Resource Management (TRM) specializes in improving asset and operational performance by delivering strategic enterprise asset management services, EAM cloud services, and tailored software solutions. As an IBM Gold Business Partner, TRM has been using its Maximo expertise to innovate in the EAM space since 1993 from its headquarters in Alexandria, VA. www.trmnet.com