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KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE APPOINTS ROD TURNER AS PRESIDENT AND CEO; EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SYMANTEC TO JOIN MANAGEMENT TEAM

 LA CRESCENTA, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge Adventure Inc. Chairman Bill Gross today announced the appointment of Rod Turner as president and chief executive officer of the company. Turner is currently executive vice president of Symantec Corp. and product group general manager, Peter Norton Group. Gross will remain chairman of the company and chief technologist.
 Turner, 36, has been at Symantec since January 1985, where he has held a variety of management positions, including general manager of Symantec's Data Management Group and the Project Management Group. He also served as executive vice president of Marketing and Sales, responsible for the development of both domestic and international marketing and sales efforts. Turner was also instrumental in the acquisition of Peter Norton Computing and became its group general manager, taking it from $30 million in sales to its current $150 million in sales in three years. Before joining Symantec, Turner was with Ashton-Tate Corp., where he was responsible for building the sales, marketing and international organizations. He was the 12th employee there and played a key role in growing the company to $150 million in sales by its third year.
 "I'm sure it was a difficult decision for Rod to leave Symantec, given his lengthy and successful career there," said Bill Gross. "However, the markets we are targeting -- educational and multimedia software -- are among the hottest product categories in the computer industry. Symantec also sees this tremendous opportunity and will be making an equity investment in Knowledge Adventure. We have experienced extremely rapid growth since our founding 18 months ago, and expect to grow even more rapidly in the coming years. With Rod's industry expertise and business acumen, he is a vital addition to our company in this new position. I'm very excited to have Rod on our team so that I will be able to devote my full attention to strategic issues and the development of our new products and evolving technologies."
 Knowledge Adventure Inc., headquartered in La Crescenta, develops and markets multimedia educational software products. Recently, the company's Dinosaur Adventure and Space Adventure were selected Best Elementary Education and Best Secondary Education Program, respectively, by the 1993 Software Publishers Association as part of its Excellence in Software Awards program.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Knowledge Adventure, Dinosaur Adventure, and Space Adventure are trademarks of Knowledge Adventure Inc. All other marks mentioned herein belong to other companies./
 /CONTACT: Lynda Orban of Knowledge Adventure, 818-542-4200, ext. 122/


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