Press release

AST Announces Justin Winter as its new CEO

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Applications Software Technology LLC (AST) today announced that the AST Board of Directors has appointed Justin Winter as its Chief Executive Officer. He will assume leadership of the company effective June 24, 2019. Pravin Kumar, AST’s founder and past CEO has been named Vice Chairman and in this new role will be responsible for strategic planning and acquisitions.

Mr. Winter is a dynamic leader, with more than 25 years of regional and global experience in leading IT services organizations. Before joining AST, Justin spent 15 years at Hitachi Consulting where he held multiple leadership positions. His most recent position was Chief Operating Officer where he had responsibility for all sales, marketing, delivery, and operations globally. Prior to Hitachi Consulting, Justin worked at Oracle, IBM and other consulting companies in various service delivery and sales roles.

Speaking on behalf of the board, Executive Chairman Mr. Gurvendra Suri said, “Justin’s depth of experience will immediately benefit AST and our customers, by furthering our efforts in delivery excellence and corporate growth. He has built a tremendous reputation in the industry and we are fortunate to have him join the AST executive team.”

Pravin Kumar, founder and Vice Chairman added, “In Justin Winter we have found the leader with the best experience, skills and vision to take over the helm and lead AST. His experience with global and large commercial enterprise customers will help AST build in this market segment while continuing to provide delivery excellence.”

Mr. Winter lives in the suburbs of Dallas, TX and will lead AST from its office in Dallas, TX. In the coming weeks he will be making a concerted effort to visit and connect with AST partners and customers.


AST is an award-winning, full-service systems integrator, guiding clients in their digital transformation for more than two decades. Companies look to AST for leadership in transforming their organizations via software solutions, process engineering, and change management. AST’s flexible and reliable Managed Services meet the needs of over 200 customers around the globe. From providing cloud strategy and road maps to implementing SaaS, PaaS and IaaS systems, AST’s services enable companies to succeed in the digital age.

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