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TechSys Inc. Appoints Scott A. Weiner to Advisory Board.

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TechSys Inc. (Nasdaq: TKSS) announced today that Scott A. Weiner, Senior Vice President of Sithe Energies and former President of Ballard Generation Systems, a subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems (NasdaqNM:BLDP), has been appointed to the Company's Strategic Advisory Board.

Mr. Weiner is Senior Vice President of Market Structure, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for Sithe Energies, a company which develops, owns and operates wholesale electric power facilities. Prior to joining Sithe, he was President of Ballard Generation Systems, a subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems, where he led the commercialization of distributed generation systems based on the Ballard Fuel Cell Technology.

Keith Blakely, President and COO of TechSys, stated, "We are extremely pleased to announce Scott Weiner's decision to join TechSys' Strategic Advisory Board and are certain that his experience in the fuel cell sector will be an invaluable resource as we continue to rapidly move the Company forward from the R&D stage. The collective accomplishments and experience of Scott Weiner, Lawrence Goldstein, President of the Board of the Petroleum Industry Research Foundation, Inc., and Michael Kelley, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, who have all joined the Strategic Advisory Board over the last several weeks, provide us with additional depth and breadth in our planning for the future."

Scott Weiner, commented, "TechSys's current activities strategically combine the building of a management and technical team, the development of competitive technologies, and preparation for the commercialization of its products. These initiatives position the company to be in the forefront of the emerging markets for fuel cell products providing distributed energy solutions. I look forward to contributing to those endeavors."

Additionally, Mr. Weiner serves as Chairman of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology, the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Board of Directors of the National Hydrogen Association. He has also held a number of elected and appointed public offices including: Chief Counsel to former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio; Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy; and President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

About TechSys, Inc.

TechSys, Inc. is in the business of producing two advanced fuel cell systems: microtubular solid oxide and direct methanol. The Company is affiliated with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and has an option to an exclusive license on all micro direct methanol fuel cell technologies jointly developed with JPL. TechSys is currently developing micro fuel cells for handheld low wattage portable devices, including cell phones and laptop computers. It is also strategically partnered with Adelan, Ltd., based in Birmingham, England, which is developing proprietary solid oxide fuel cell products aimed at stationary, portable and mobile electric power markets with residential, military, industrial and transportation applications. TechSys holds worldwide exclusive rights to the commercialization of this technology.
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Date:Apr 2, 2002
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