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Vermeer Technologies Inc. appoints new chief executive officer: John Mandile, former Sybase executive.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 1995--Vermeer Technologies today announced the appointment of John R. Mandile, 34, as the company's new president and chief executive officer.

Founded in April 1994, privately held Vermeer Technologies Inc. is a pioneer of visual, standards-based Web publishing tools that provide end-users and Internet professionals with the ability to create and maintain compelling Web sites without programming. Vermeer's publishing applications enable a significantly broader range of users to actively participate in the Internet publishing revolution.

As Vermeer's president and chief executive officer, Mandile will be responsible for overseeing company operations, engineering, business development, sales, marketing and channels programs.

Vermeer's co-founder Dr. Charles Ferguson continues to serve as company chairman and will focus on strategic planning and future product definition.

"Vermeer has reached a critical juncture as we prepare to introduce our first offering, FrontPage(TM), into the commercial market," said Dr. Charles Ferguson, chairman of Vermeer. "We're at a point in our company's life cycle that requires seasoned, executive level management to provide operations, business development and marketing expertise. We're extremely fortunate to have secured John as our new CEO. He brings a wealth of industry-specific skills and experience to Vermeer."

"The opportunity to join one of the most innovative developers of Web publishing tools in the industry has led me to Vermeer," said John Mandile. "I'm looking forward to helping Vermeer take full advantage of its prominence as a key provider of solutions for the Internet publishing revolution."

Prior to joining Vermeer, Mandile served as vice president of Systems Management Products with Sybase where he increased business unit revenue from $1 to $50 million in 30 months. Previously, he was vice president of engineering with SQL Solutions, a Sybase subsidiary. His extensive high technology industry experience includes positions as senior software engineer and advanced engineering program member with Honeywell Bull.

Mandile holds an M.S. in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a B.S.E. in engineering science, Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University.

About Vermeer Technology

Founded in April 1994 by Dr. Charles Ferguson and Randy Fogaard, Vermeer Technologies Inc., is pioneering the developement of powerful, easy-to-use World Wide Web authoring tools that allow end-users and professionals to collaboratively publish on the Web without programming. The company's first product, FrontPage, allows virtually any company to quickly and easily gain the business benefits of Web publishing. More information about Vermeer is available by sending e-mail to info@vermeer.com or by visiting the company's Web site at http://www.vermeer.com.

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