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Knovel Appoints J. Thomas Gensch as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

NEW YORK -- Information industry sales and marketing veteran to drive business development, revenue, and market share as Knovel continues rapid growth

Knovel Corporation (www.knovel.com), a leading provider of revolutionary Web-based information services that increase productivity for millions of engineers, scientists and librarians worldwide announced today that J. Thomas Gensch has been appointed as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Gensch assumes immediate responsibility for Knovel's rapid business development, revenue, and market share growth and for sharpening Knovel's competitive advantage and market leading position as a user-driven and customer focused technical information company.

"Tom brings extensive management experience and sales leadership success with rapidly growing information companies to Knovel," said Christopher Forbes, CEO, Knovel Corporation. "His strong customer focus and deep understanding of how professionals use information will drive increased value for our customers, and new opportunities, revenue and market share for Knovel."

Mr. Gensch joins Knovel with twenty years of sales leadership success. Prior to joining Knovel, Mr. Gensch was the Vice President of Content and Premium Service at Payment One. He also held the position VP of Worldwide Sales for Tele Knowledge, a provider of content monetization, customer management, and billing software solutions for service providers. In addition to internet and content experience, Mr. Gensch was Vice President of Sales- East Region, for Support Soft, which specializes in e-support infrastructure for Fortune 100 companies. At Support Soft he a built a team that contributed to over $20 million in revenue in the first year and a successful IPO in 2000. Mr. Gensch also served as Vice President of Sales at NewsEdge Corporation, where he also contributed to a successful IPO in 1995.

"Knovel has created terrific Web-based services that deliver 'must have' reference information to over 350 leading global organizations," said Mr. Gensch. "But what impresses me the most is the way Knovel delivers that information into the everyday workflow and decision making processes of technical professionals at our customers. I'm excited to be a part of such an innovative and important company and eager to lead customer acquisition and revenue growth in the European, Asia-Pacific, North and South American markets."

Knovel (U.S. patent pending) technology transforms factual data and content of any type or complexity into a consistent discovery platform. Knovel's flagship Knovel Interactive Library takes advantage of the technology and embeds leading technical references, databases and analytical software into one complete service. In 2005, Knovel will introduce a series of new industry focused discovery platforms to deliver information solutions to technical professionals. Knovel has been embraced by Global 2000 corporations, major academic research libraries, and government agencies and is a "must have" for over 350 institutions in 45 countries.

About Knovel

Knovel Corporation - www.knovel.com - is a leading provider of revolutionary Web-based information services that increase productivity for millions of engineers, scientists and librarians worldwide. Since 1999, Knovel has built a virtual library of the most important industry reference works and handbooks for those in need of technical research. Using a Web-based platform, and enhanced with embedded software, Knovel is able to make the references work as productivity tools, enabling researchers to create, manipulate and customize research reports. Knovel features software tools such as a Chemical Structure Search, Equation Plotter, Graph Digitizer, Graph Plotter, Interactive Tables and a Spectra Viewer.
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