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Frank Ryan named to board of directors of Sequoia Systems Inc.



MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 1996--Sequoia Systems Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
:SEQS) has announced the election of Dr. Frank B. Ryan as the seventh member of its board of directors.

Dr. Ryan also serves as a director of America West Airlines America West Airlines was one of the United States' ten major airlines. The airline was based in Tempe, Arizona, and is now a part of US Airways Group.

At the time of its integration into US Airways, the airline maintained two hubs, one at Phoenix Sky Harbor International
 (Phoenix), and of Danielson Holding Corporation Inc. (New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
) and is an advisory director of United Medical Care Inc. (Houston).

In making the announcement Francis J. Hughes, Jr., chairman of the board, said, "I am pleased that Sequoia has been able to attract a person of Frank's stature and experience to serve our shareholders' interests. Frank's notable successes in private industry, academia, government service and athletic endeavors bring added depth and judgment to our board as Sequoia navigates its way through a number of breakout market opportunities."

Dr. Ryan, who holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rice University, is presently professor of mathematics and of computational and applied mathematics at Rice where he has also been vice president for external affairs. He has also lectured in mathematics at Yale University Yale University, at New Haven, Conn.; coeducational. Chartered as a collegiate school for men in 1701 largely as a result of the efforts of James Pierpont, it opened at Killingworth (now Clinton) in 1702, moved (1707) to Saybrook (now Old Saybrook), and in 1716 was  and was an associate professor of mathematics at Case Western Reserve University. In the private sector, Dr. Ryan formerly was president and chief executive officer of Contex Electronics, a subsidiary of Buffton Corp. (AMEX AMEX

See: American Stock Exchange
), which designed and manufactured cable and interconnect products for the computer and communications industries. He also served for six years as director of Information Systems for the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  House of Representatives. During a twelve year career as a quarterback in the National Football League, Dr. Ryan played for three teams, was named to the Pro Bowl three times, and as quarterback of the 1964 Cleveland Browns, won the NFL NFL
abbr.
National Football League

NFL (US) n abbr (= National Football League) → Fußball-Nationalliga
 Championship.

Sequoia Systems Inc. provides computing technology from the desktop to the mainframe for environments in which fast response, system availability, and data integrity are critical. Sequoia Enterprise Systems provides fault-tolerant and highly available computers and servers for enterprise computing. Under the Texas Micro brand, Sequoia provides ruggedized, mission-critical PCs, mobile computers, rack-mounted systems and components that are Intel and SPARC-based. Sequoia's (SEQS) common stock is traced on NASDAQ.

CONTACT: Sequoia Systems Inc.

Richard B. Goldman, 508/480-0800 ext. 1557
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