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Evans & Sutherland Announces Senior Management Appointments; New Executives Named to Head Simulation and Workstation Groups.

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 1999--Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. (NASDAQ:ESCC) Monday announced the appointment of David F. Figgins and Charles R. (Rick) Maule as group executives, new positions reporting to James R. Oyler, president and chief executive officer.

The company also announced two new general managers.

Figgins will be responsible for the Simulation Group, which will include four divisions: Commercial Simulation; Domestic Simulation; International Simulation; and PC Simulation.

Two new general managers were also named in this group: L.E. "Gene" Frazier in the Domestic Simulation Division, and David C. Janke in the International Simulation Division. Maule will be responsible for the Workstation Group, which includes the Workstation Graphics Division and the Digital Video Division.

Figgins joined E&S in 1998, heading the company's emerging PC Simulation business. Prior to joining E&S, he was vice president of business development with Hughes Training Inc. Earlier, he was with Honeywell Corp. and Rediffusion Ltd.

He has a Master of Science degree in management from Purdue University, and is a graduate of Royal Air Force Halton and Crawley College of Technology, both in England. He has over 25 years of experience in the simulation industry.

Maule joined E&S in 1996. He was previously with Concurrent Computer Corp. where he was vice president of marketing and strategy. Earlier, he held executive positions with Lockheed Corp. and Harris Corp., as well as serving as an officer in the US Air Force.

Maule holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He has over 20 years experience in computer and graphics systems.

Frazier joined E&S in 1997 from Lockheed Martin Corp. He began his career with Goodyear Aerospace, which was successively acquired by Loral Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. Most recently he was vice president of operations for the Government Simulation Division of E&S.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.

Janke has been with E&S for over ten years in both program management and new business development. In his most recent responsibility as vice president of business development for the Government Simulation Division, he directed the rapid expansion of E&S into international markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Commenting on the appointment, Oyler said, "This structure places two very talented executives in charge of the major business groups of the company. The change allows us to focus our successful simulation operations more precisely, and provides better structure to our emerging and rapidly growing workstation operations.

"It also recognizes the excellent results achieved by the newly appointed general managers in their previous roles in the simulation business. We expect this structure to support our growth well into the future.

"Mr. Ronald Sutherland, formerly general manager of Government Simulation Division, has announced his retirement in February after a successful 17 year career with the company. He will continue with E&S in a support capacity during the transition to the new simulation group."

Evans & Sutherland develops and manufactures hardware and software to produce highly realistic 3D synthetic worlds. E&S business units deliver high-quality visual systems for simulation and training in defense and commercial applications as well as high-performance systems for workstation graphics, digital video, and other applications throughout the world. Founded in 1968, E&S is headquartered in Salt Lake City. Visit E&S's web page at

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