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Avalon Software Inc. adds to management team.

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 1996--Avalon Software(TM) Inc., a leading provider of client/server software applications for manufacturing, distribution and financial management, Monday announced three additions to the executive staff which contribute to the ongoing expansion of its management team.

The company has appointed Louis P. Leuzzi as vice president of North American operations, Peter J. West as vice president of marketing and Colin Phillips as vice president European operations.

Leuzzi is responsible for North American field operations including direct sales, indirect sales channels, telemarketing and consulting services. West has responsibility for worldwide marketing including product marketing, product management, business development and marketing communications.

Phillips is responsible for Avalon's field operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa including direct sales, indirect sales channels and consulting services.

About the New Executives

Leuzzi has nearly 20 years of experience in software and technology sales, most recently as an executive with Marcam Software in Newton, Mass. He has a proven track record and a history of exceptional performance in achieving sales and services revenue growth. Prior to Marcam, Leuzzi worked at Cullinet Software in Boston. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Park College in Kansas City, Mo.

West is a seasoned software marketing executive with over 20 years corporate and independent experience. He was formerly with Platinum Software in Irvine, Calif. where he held the position of vice president, corporate marketing.

As a key member of Platinum's turnaround team, he was instrumental in orchestrating the company's marketing and product strategy, and positioned the company for its turnaround. Prior to his tenure at Platinum, West held executive marketing positions with The ASK Group in Mountain View, Calif. West holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Phillips has 23 years management experience, most recently as vice president of field operations for Trinzic Corp. in Redwood City, Calif. Phillips was responsible for the consistent, high growth of Trinzic's international operations. Prior to Trinzic, Phillips worked at Pansophic Software Systems in Lisle, Ill.

About Avalon Software

Avalon Software provides a leading-edge enterprise-wide solution for mid-range and high-end manufacturing and distribution companies worldwide. The company's flagship product, AVALON Applications, is a suite of client/server software for manufacturing, distribution and financial management. It is built on the latest open-systems client/server technology, using computer-aided software engineering (CASE) and native development tools.

Adaptable and flexible, AVALON is readily scaleable and offers portability across many different computing platforms. The AVALON 9 release features a new application architecture and a graphical user interface (GUI).

AVALON has been implemented at more than 225 blue-chip customers worldwide in 375 sites. The company offers its products in 13 languages in 26 countries. -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: AVALON is a trademark of Avalon Software Inc. All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Avalon Software Inc., Tucson

Tim Burr, 520/512-2812

E-mail: tburr@avalon.com
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