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Open Sky Group Signs World-Ranked Golfer, Cameron Smith, as Brand Ambassador

January 7, 2021

Global Ties Deepen with 2-Time Australian PGA Championship Winner Representing Open Sky Group This Weekend in Hawaii

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 7, 2021) – Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder solutions, is excited to announce its partnership with Australian PGA TOUR golfer, Cameron Smith, beginning with the upcoming Sentry Tournament of Champions event hosted at the Kapalua Golf Club in Hawaii this week. The partnership is one more step in the expansion of Open Sky Group’s global footprint with clients, employees, offices, and project work spanning North America, Australia, Europe and India. Cameron’s sponsors also include Original Penguin (part of Perry Ellis), Citi, Titleist golf equipment, and Foot-Joy footwear.

Smith is currently #27 in the World Golf Rankings and is playing at a torrid pace, entering the new year on the heels of reeling off a historic first-ever four rounds of golf in the 60s to finish T-2 at the 2020 Masters Tournament this past November. In addition, Smith has won the Australian PGA Championship twice on the PGA Tour of Australasia, with two wins on the US PGA TOUR with victories in the 2020 SONY Open, as well as the 2017 Zurich Classic where he partnered with his close friend Jonas Blixt. Cameron plays a global schedule and has represented Australia in the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 President’s Cup. In 2021, Smith currently ranks #15 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs race and has an eye on qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo.

Cameron will be wearing the Open Sky Group logo on his apparel on the course and participating in a number of marketing and social media events as PGA TOUR spokesperson for the company.

“Open Sky Group’s solid reputation helping companies leverage technology suits me well,” said Smith, who incorporates a broad application of technology in his ongoing tournament preparations. “Given our shared roots in Australia and common dedication to achieving results, I’d say we make fantastic partners.”

Open Sky Group’s Australian ties come from entering that market in 2017, when they created a joint venture, Open Sky Group PTY LTD, with FourPL, an Australian-based supply chain solutions provider. The joint venture is focused on helping companies gain the best possible results from their supply chain technology investments.

“This is huge for Open Sky Group. Our growth has been tremendous and we’re enormously proud to partner with Cameron, a rising star whose career path has demonstrated explosive growth and extraordinary potential,” said Chad Kramlich, chief revenue officer, Open Sky Group, and member of the Australian board of directors for Open Sky Group PTY LTD. “As the largest WMS reseller and implementation partner for Blue Yonder, it’s exciting to have the opportunity to sponsor a young, talented PGA TOUR golfer such as Cameron Smith, similar to Blue Yonder’s sponsorship of Jon Rahm, that has many synergies to Open Sky Group and our Australian joint venture.”

Ian Drummond, Chief Executive Officer of Open Sky Group PTY LTD, says, “We’re extremely proud to have an Australian representing us on the world stage.”

About Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia on August 18, 1993 and currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He turned pro in 2013 and joined the PGA TOUR in 2015, winning the 2017 Zurich Classic in New Orleans and 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii. His two international victories include the 2017 and 2018 Australian PGA Championships, with representations on the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Presidents Cup national teams. He owns pet dachshunds named Kenny & Wally and enjoys tinkering with muscle cars in his spare time.

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