Frank Ryan named to board of directors of Sequoia Systems Inc.
Dr. Ryan also serves as a director of America West Airlines (Phoenix), and of Danielson Holding Corporation Inc. (New York) 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 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), 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 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 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.
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