LexisNexis this morning announced two new senior appointments to its Practice & Productivity Management business (aka the old Axxia & Visualfiles businesses). Peter Dye joins LexisNexis as Commercial Director, Corporate and Public Sector, and Bob Hadingham takes on the role of Commercial Director, Large Law. “Following the acquisition and integration of Visualfiles and Axxia, these new appointments form part of a single, unified LexisNexis business that is positioned as a premium provider of integrated case, matter and practice management solutions to each of its identified market segments and sectors. “As Commercial Directors, both Peter Dye and Bob Hadingham are responsible for product line strategy, product planning and roadmap development, and financial management of the business in their respective market segments. They will both report directly to Tim Cheadle, General Manager, LexisNexis Practice & Productivity Management business. “Peter Dye brings with him over 20 years experience in the IT/software industry. Prior to this, Peter was Director of Product Management with CA Inc. and European Solution Strategist at Concord Communications Inc. for nine years. In these customer-focussed roles, he was responsible for communication with customers from inception through to product delivery and ongoing relationship management. “Bob Hadingham was previously Technology Champion at LexisNexis, where he worked closely with clients to drive the design and creation of applications to meet their needs. Of the 26 years he has been working in the IT industry, 18 years have been in the legal sector. He has been associated with Axxia since 1995, when he participated in the management buy-out that spun Axxia Systems from Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). At the time, he became Support Director for the business and subsequently Development Director. “Cheadle commented, “As part of the senior team, Peter and Bob will play a crucial role in ensuring our business is closely aligned with the needs of our target market segments and delivers the product options, services and enhanced support to fulfil customers’ individual requirements. We are delighted they are on board and wish them the best in their new roles.” Note: despite the similarity in names, the LexisNexis Peter Dye should not be confused with long-time Quill Computer Systems’ director Peter Dye.