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Aspen Technology Names Michele Triponey Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support and Training

Triponey brings extensive experience of delivering high quality IT customer support services for major international organizations

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2005-- Aspen Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AZPN) today announced that Michele Triponey has joined the company's executive team as Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support and Training. Triponey will have responsibility for maintaining industry best practices throughout AspenTech's worldwide customer support and training business, focusing on quality of service and customer satisfaction.

Triponey brings to AspenTech an extensive background in delivering cost effective, high quality IT support services to major industrial, pharmaceutical and financial companies. Prior to joining AspenTech, Triponey was the Vice President for Information Technology Services at Ajilon Consulting and managed the Customer Support and Help Desk practice. In this capacity, she led an international team developing customer support strategies for major businesses, including planning and managing initiatives to provide increased service levels at reduced costs. Before joining Ajilon, she was responsible for system administration at Synertech, and gained further IT management experience in earlier positions with Keystone Medical Solutions and Bloomsburg University.

"Michele Triponey adds valuable new skills and experience to our senior management team," said Mark Fusco, President and CEO, AspenTech. "AspenTech is recognized for the industry knowledge and expertise of its customer support staff, and the company has won several recent awards for the quality of service we provide. Michele's experience will enable us to build on this strong foundation and ensure that we deliver cost effective services that maintain and improve satisfaction among our customers worldwide."

Triponey is a graduate of Clarion University in Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Bloomsburg University.

About AspenTech

Aspen Technology, Inc. provides industry-leading software and professional services that help process companies improve efficiency and profitability by enabling them to model, manage and control their operations. The new generation of integrated aspenONE(TM) solutions are aligned with the key industry business processes, providing manufacturers the capabilities they need to optimize operational performance, make real-time decisions and synchronize the plant and supply chain. Over 1,500 leading companies already rely on AspenTech's software, including Bayer, BASF, BP, ChevronTexaco, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Fluor, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi-Aventis, Shell, and Total. For more information, visit

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