DIRECTORS & BOARDS DIRECTORS ROSTER.

Position:Recent appointments - Executive Changes
 
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3COM CORP.

5400 Bayfront Plaza

Santa Clara, CA 95052

has added to its board:

James R. Long

Bio Notes: Has 35 years of management experience in the high-technology industry. Retired in 1999 after serving eight years as EVP of Nortel Networks and president of its enterprise solutions division in Richardson, Texas, where he had worldwide responsibility for development, manufacturing, sales, and marketing of Nortel's line of voice communication products. Has also held various management positions at Rolm Co. and IBM Corp. Also a director of NCR Corp. and Symon Communications. Age 57.

3Com develops computer networking systems. Revenues are $6 billion.

A. SCHULMAN INC.

3550 W. Market Street

Akron, OH 44333

has added to its board:

Joseph M. Gingo

SVP of Technology and Global Products Planning

GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO.

1144 E. Market Street

Akron, OH 44316

John B. Yasinsky

Chairman and CEO

OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC.

175 Ghent Road

Fairlawn, OH 44333

Bio Notes: Gingo has a 34-year career at Goodyear. Previously served as SVP of the company's engineered products business unit, and as VP of its Asian operations. Yasinsky has been in his present position since 1999. He previously served as chairman, president, and CEO of GenCorp, the former parent company of OMNO

VA. Joined GenCorp in 1993 after spending nearly 30 years at Westinghouse Electric Corp.

A. Schulman is a supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins. Revenues are $1 billion. Goodyear manufactures tire and rubber products. Revenues are $14 billion. OMNOVA provides decorative and building products and performance chemicals. Revenues are $700 million.

ADVANCED SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC.

25300 Telegraph Road, Suite 455

Southfield, MI 48034

has added to its board:

Craig S. Whiting

16 Settlers Trail

Darien, CT 06820

Bio Notes: Spent eight years at Weiss, Peck, & Greer, where he had served as managing director. As a private equity investor, he has extensive experience in various industries, including industrial and consumer products, business services, financial services, and retailing. Has served as a director of private companies, providing assistance to management teams in the areas of competitive strategy, capital raising, acquisitions, and management development. From 1983-1991 served as VP of investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston Corp.

Advanced Systems provides e-commerce software and services. Revenues are $7 million.

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES INC.

395 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA 94306

has added to its board:

Robert J. Herbold

Executive Vice President and COO

MICROSOFT CORP.

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

Bio Notes: Joined Microsoft in 1994 and is currently responsible for the company's worldwide operations, including finance, manufacturing and distribution, human resources, information systems, and corporate services. Previously served as SVP of advertising and information services at Procter & Gamble Co. Age 57.

Agilent, formerly part of Hewlett-Packard Co., manufactures products for the communications, electronics, life sciences, and health care industries. Revenues are $9 billion. Microsoft is a computer software company. Revenues are $23 billion.

AMERICAN VANTAGE COS.

6787 W. Tropicana, Suite 200

Las Vegas, NV 89103

has added to its board:

Gregory J. Woodland

Senior Partner

KEY WEST TECHNOLOGIES

17300 Boca Club Boulevard, Suite 1208

Boca Raton, FL 33487

Bio Notes: Has significant management experience in banking and finance. Is currently advising a number of start-up companies with regard to technology, e-commerce and the Internet, financing, and strategic management. Had served as VP of finance at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., where he was instrumental in building successful strategic growth programs for many of its companies. Formerly served as a director at Salomon Smith Barney, where he provided investment banking services in the firm's leveraged finance group. Also held various management positions at Coopers & Lybrand. Age 41.

American Vantage is a gaming consulting company. Revenues are $5 million. Key West is a business consulting firm.

APKTON CORR

444 Brickell Avenue, Suite 51-507

Miami, FL 33131

has added to its board:

Georges Hibon

Bio Notes: Has significant management experience in the pharmaceuticals industry, including service as chairman and CEO of Pasteur Merieux Connaught and Merck & Co., where he had served as president of its French subsidiary. Was awarded one of the oldest and most prestigious honors of the French government that recognizes outstanding military and civilian accomplishments.

Aphton develops pharmaceuticals for the treatment of gastrointestinal and reproductive system disorders.

APPLIED POWER INC.

P.O. Box 325

Milwaukee, WI 53201

has added to its board:

Bruce Chelberg

Chairman and CEO

WHITMAN CORP.

3501 Algonquin Road

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Bio Notes: In present position since 1992. Joined Whitman in 1982. Age 65.

Applied Power provides electronic systems and components, tools, and equipment for the computer, semiconductor, and telecommunication industries. Revenues are $2 billion. (The company plans to change its name to Actuant Corp. after the spinoff off its electronics division, which is expected to be completed in August 2000.) Whitman is a producer and distributor of carbonated beverages. Revenues are $2 billion.

ASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC.

10 Canal Park

Cambridge, MA 02141

has added to its board:

Stephen L Brown

Chairman and CEO

JOHN HANCOCK FINANCIAL SERVICES INC.

John Hancock Place

Boston, MA 02117

Stephen M. Jennings

Director

MONITOR Co.

2 Canal Park

Cambridge, MA 02141

Bio Notes: Brown has been in his present position since 1992. Also a director of Ionics Inc. Age 63. Jennings has been in his present position since 1995. Joined Monitor as a consultant in 1988. Has responsibility for Monitor's North American operations. Also is a director of LTX Corp.

Aspen provides manufacturing and design software. Revenues are $240 million. John Hancock Financial is an asset manager and financial services provider. Revenues are $8 billion. Monitor Group is a professional services and consulting firm.

AUTOZONE INC.

123 S. Front Street

Memphis, TN 38103

has added to its board:

W. Andrew McKenna

President

SCIQUEST.COM INC.

5151 McCrimmon Parkway, Suite 208

Morrisville, NC 27560

Bio Notes: In present position since 1999. Previously spent 10 years at Home Depot Inc., where he served in various executive positions, including CIO. Formerly spent 15 years at Deloitte & Touche Consulting. Age 54.

AutoZone is an automotive products retailer. Revenues are $4 billion. SciQuest.com is a Web-based marketplace for scientific and laboratory products. Revenues are $9 million.

AVISTA CORP.

1411 E. Mission Avenue

Spokane, WA 99202

has added to its board:

Kristiann Gates Blake

Bio Notes: Is an accountant in Spokane, Wash, specializing in financial and tax planning. Is the author of two personal finance books. Her brother, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, has a significant ownership stake in Avista.

Avista is an electric and natural gas utility company. Revenues are $8 billion.

BALLANTYNE OF OMAHA INC.

4350 McKinley Street

Omaha, NE 68112

has added to its board:

Lee J. Seidler

William F. Welsh II

Chairman and CEO

ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE INC.

11208 John Galt Boulevard

Omaha, NE 68137

Bio Notes: Seidler has more than 40 years of experience in corporate finance, financial analysis, accounting, and taxation. Was most recently a general partner and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Co., where he worked extensively in corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, tax shelters, and institutional research. Had also served as professor of accounting and Price Waterhouse professor of auditing at New York University's Graduate School of Business Administration for 20 years. Also a director of Synthetic Industries Inc., Players International Inc., and SafeCard Services Inc. Welsh has been in his present position since 1997. Previously was president and CEO of American Information Systems Inc., which acquired Business Records Corp.'s election division to form Election Systems & Software. From 1977-1993 served in various executive positions at Valmont Industries Inc., most recently as president and CEO. Formerly held marketing management positions at General Electric Co. and Hi-Tek L ighting Co. Age 58.

Ballantyne manufactures commercial motion picture equipment. Revenues are $78 million. Election Systems manufactures hardware and software systems for automating the voting process. It is privately held.

BARNES GROUP INC.

123 Main Street

Bristol, CT 06011

has added to its board:

John W. Alden

Bio Notes: Had a 35-year career at United Parcel Service of America Inc. (UPS), where he served as vice chairman from 1996 until his retirement this year. His management experience includes positions in logistics, marketing, and strategic planning. Age 58.

Barnes is a diversified manufacturer of precision metal parts and industrial supplies. Revenues are $633 million.

BCT INTERNATIONAL INC.

3000 N.E. 30th Place, 5th Floor

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

has added to its board:

Jeffrey Hewson

Bio Notes: Has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the office supplies and computer supplies industries. In 1983, had been instrumental in taking Acco World Corp., an international manufacturing company, public. In 1989 he left Acco, and served as president of United Stationers Inc. Also a director of Ampad Inc.

BCT is a wholesale printing company. Revenues are $20 million.

BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC.

3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 200

Naples, FL 34103

has added to its board:

Herb McCord

President

GRANUM COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

125 Half Mile Road, Suite 200

Red Bank, NJ 07701

Bio Notes: Founded Granum in 1991. Previously founded one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting groups. Formerly spent more than 10 years as group VP of Greater Media's 14-station radio network, where he helped launch AM/FM radio...

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