First Tech Direct Welcomes John Rethman As Solution Engineer: First Tech Direct, a Royal Oak-based provider of Microsoft Dynamics and related services, is proud to announce the appointment of John Rethman, as Solution Engineer for their Microsoft Dynamics AX practice. John brings over 15 years of industry expertise with experience in implementation, support, business solutions, supply chain and Product Lifecycle Management. Prior to entering the ERP sector, John spent 10 years in various positions ranging from planner-scheduler to operations manager. His breadth of knowledge in the discrete, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries will provide clients with the skills they need to identify and dissect business pains and opportunities. First Tech Direct provides Microsoft Dynamics business software and services, including Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. First Tech Direct’s CPAs, MBAs, Microsoft Certified Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Master Consultants are committed to help organizations plan and implement total business solutions. First Tech Direct also provides PTC’s (Parametric Technology Corp.) range of product lifecycle management solutions for discrete manufacturing companies. The company also has offices in Grand Rapids and Oak Brook, Ill. More at www.firsttechdirect.com.