FORT MYERS, FL-- - January 08, 2015) - Yippy, Inc. (OTC PINK: YIPI) (www.yippy.com) ("Yippy" or the "Company"), an enterprise unification company known for its Yippy EASE 360 platform, announced today that it has retained Arthur "Art" Huffman as the Company's Chief Consultant to the Board of Directors.
Huffman is the principal and owner of A. Huffman Associates, LLC, an IT consulting and sourcing firm based in Houston, Texas. He was the previously Chief Information Officer for Halliburton Company (Halliburton), the global oilfield services firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of its worldwide IT operations. Mr. Huffman also held the same position at Air Liquide S.A., a multinational industrial gasses company based in Paris, France, where he had responsibility for all international IT operations. In addition to his high tech background, Mr. Huffman has held a number of executive management positions with Halliburton and Schlumberger Limited.
"I am delighted to be able to assist Yippy with its technology, strategy and market penetration segments," stated Mr. Huffman, when asked about his new role with Yippy. He continued, "The quality of the technology suite, as well as the management team, is very impressive. While Yippy is small company today, I can already see a number of areas for potential growth and I am excited to get to work in order to help Yippy achieve its long-term goals."
Richard "Rich" Granville, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yippy, commented, "We are pleased to add Art to the Yippy team. His experience, knowledge and big industry contacts will be invaluable to the Company. Art and I will be working closely together as we realize business opportunities identified over the last several months."
John Routhier, who formerly served at the Chief Consultant to Yippy's Board of Directors, will now manage Yippy's advisory board, which Yippy's Board of Directors is currently in the process of creating. Upon its creation Mr. Huffman will also serve on the advisory board, which will consist of a number of experienced executives who will advise and consult with Yippy's Board of Directors and management team. Mr. Routhier will also continue his role leading Yippy's shareholder relations.