Venturcom Intensifies Industry Commitment to Better Serve Windows Systems Integrators

12/23/2002 - Venturcom, Inc. announced that George Downing has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development, to lead Venturcomís strategic industry partnership efforts. Downing joins Venturcom with more than 20 years of industry experience with Microsoft and HP.

Downing spent 13 years at Microsoft where he managed the worldwide marketing relationships with PC makers, spearheaded new and profitable embedded systems business, and envisioned and developed new lucrative distribution channels for OEM products. At HP, Downing was responsible for the technical relationship with several Fortune 500 companies including Weyerhaeuser and Boeing. Downing also has run several successful entrepreneurial businesses.

"We are delighted that George will help define, implement and reenergize our industry efforts," said Mr. Richard Davis, Venturcom President & CEO. "With his strategic vision and partnership expertise, George is an ideal addition to our executive team as we ratchet up the value we provide to Windows users and system designers worldwide."

"As a Windows Embedded Partner Gold-level member, Venturcom is an important contributor to the success and growth of the Windows Embedded platforms and community," said Keith White, senior director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft. "We are looking forward to working with George Downing to further increase the value Venturcom brings to Windows Embedded customers."

"Venturcom delivers the best integrated solutions for Windows systems designers and I look forward to working closely with Intel, Microsoft and other strategic industry partners to create even better integrated offerings for our mutual customers," said Downing.

About Venturcom, Inc.
Venturcom provides tools, operating platforms, training and services to designers of dedicated systems and equipment. Venturcom design tools and products leverage Windows Operating Systems and development platforms to provide a robust, solutions oriented development environment spanning the medical, simulation, industrial automation and network infrastructure markets.

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