Smart Online, a provider of software through a service model, has added manufacturing executive David Colburn to its board of directors.

The company now has seven members on its board.

“This continues to show that we are beefing up our board and trying to get the business to the next level,” a company spokesperson said.

Colburn served as president of the global manufacturing industry practice at Electronic Data Systems from 2004-2006.

“We believe his experience and leadership with large public companies in the areas of operations, finance, auditing, and corporate governance will be particularly valuable to Smart Online as we continue to take advantage of the growing small business SaaS [software as a service] market,” said Jeff LeRose, chairman of the board at Smart Online.