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TransPerfect Welcomes Content Management Expert Hal Trent to Technology Team

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09, 2019 - PRNewswire-PRWeb – TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business, today announced the hiring of CCMS and DITA/XML expert Hal Trent. Trent will join the company as Senior Solutions Engineer. He will also assume an advisory position on TransPerfect's technology team, helping to direct the strategy for the company's CCMS technologies: Vasont and Astoria.

As an increasing number of clients show interest in efficient authoring, translation, distribution, and updates of content, TransPerfect has invested heavily in delivering market-leading technologies to facilitate this process. In addition, TransPerfect's Vasont and Astoria divisions offer consulting and training services to allow clients maximized benefits from these tools.

Trent will be tasked with helping TransPerfect clients transition to structured authoring, and he will advise on the direction and feature sets of both the Vasont and Astoria products.

Trent most recently held the position of Chief Technology Officer of Ryffine, a market-leading firm that helps writers develop, manage, and present their content. He brings over 15 years of experience in transforming content to allow companies to operate at the top of the markets throughout the world.

Prior to his time at Ryffine, Trent served as a Senior Consultant at Comtech Services, Inc. There he was a principal developer of style sheets for the DITA Open Toolkit, which is an open-source publishing engine for XML content authored in DITA. Trent played a key role in popularizing the toolkit's extensible plug-in mechanism, which allows users to add their own transformations and customize the default output.

"With the combined resources of the TransPerfect GlobalLink, Astoria, and Vasont teams, the tools available to clients seeking to streamline their content authoring and management are vast," said Trent. "I'm excited to join a team that is invested heavily in the future of DITA/XML and to help steer our development teams and product roadmap on a path that creates the most positive impact for our clients."

Phil Shawe, President and CEO of TransPerfect, commented, "We are focused on providing end-to-end solutions to help our clients manage content, from creation to international release. Hal Trent is highly regarded in the industry for his technical skills as well as his understanding of what will benefit content authors. We're confident that having him on our CCMS team will pay immediate dividends for our clients."

About TransPerfect

TransPerfect is the world's largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect's GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.