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CONVEX NAMES ROCK CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND MCQUAY VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING

 CONVEX NAMES ROCK CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND
 MCQUAY VICE PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURING
 RICHARDSON, Texas, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Convex Computer Corporation (NYSE: CNX) today announced that Terrence L. Rock has been promoted to chief operating officer of the company, effective immediately. In his newly created position, Rock is responsible for all day-to-day operations including engineering, sales, service and marketing, finance and administration, and manufacturing. Rock reports to Robert J. Paluck, Convex chairman, president and chief executive officer.
 "As Convex's business has grown and become more complex, the need for continued strategic business and product direction is imperative," said Paluck. "In addition, the need for our participation in external activities, such as government relations, has become increasingly important. In essence, there is a need for internal management as well as external and strategic management," he noted. "Although I'm responsible for all these areas, our company is at the appropriate size to assign the internal day-to-day business management to one person, so that I can spend more of my time on the external and strategic activities."
 Rock, 45, joined Convex in 1983 and was most recently senior vice president of operations. During his nearly 10 years with the company, he has been responsible for manufacturing, materials, facilities, safety, quality and service operations. Before joining Convex, Rock held a number of manufacturing positions with Texas Instruments, Inc. Recognized as an expert on world-class manufacturing, Rock has become a prominent spokesperson in the industry on quality and trade issues, and has been quoted extensively in business and trade publications. A native of Colorado, Rock received a B.S.M.E. degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.
 In a related announcement, Daniel N. McQuay was named vice president of manufacturing, reporting to Rock. McQuay, 47, who joined Convex in 1984, was formerly material operations manager with responsibility for corporate revenue planning and manufacturing functions.
 Prior to joining Convex, McQuay held a variety of manufacturing, production control, and material planning positions with Texas Instruments, Inc. during his 14-year tenure with that company. A native Texan, McQuay received a B.A. degree in marketing from the University of Houston.
 "Terry has built our manufacturing operation from its inception and has made Convex known worldwide for our innovative programs and quality excellence," said Paluck. "Danny's innovative approaches to teamwork have helped to bring world-class manufacturing to Convex."
 The company also announced that Frank Marshall, senior vice president of engineering, has resigned to accept a position with another company in a non-competing field. Rock will serve as acting head of engineering until a successor is named.
 Convex Computer Corporation, a leading supplier of air-cooled supercomputers worldwide, markets its products primarily to scientific, engineering, and technical users for a wide variety of applications in areas such as seismic processing, reservoir simulation, computational chemistry, computer-aided engineering, image processing, aerospace simulation, and molecular biology. Convex has sold more than 1,000 systems to nearly 550 customers in 40 countries.
 The systems are sold and serviced through direct sales and an extensive distribution network.
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 /CONTACT: Donna Burke, 214-497-4230, or Allison Peoples, 214-497-4226, both of Convex Computer/
 (CNX) CO: Convex Computer Corporation ST: Texas IN: CPR SU: PER


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