SBE, Inc. names Alan Baldus as director of field applications engineering

7/10/2002 - SBE Inc., (NASDAQ: SBEI), a leading supplier of high performance OEM communications solutions, today announced that it has appointed Alan Baldus as its new director of field application engineering. Mr. Baldus will report to Daniel Grey, SBE's senior vice president of sales and marketing, and will develop a dynamic group of sales engineers adding depth and expertise to the company's focus on applications like Internet security, VoIP, wireless communications, and SS7 media gateways.

"Alan joins us at a very busy and exciting time," said William B. Heye, CEO and president of SBE, Inc. "We are looking forward to leveraging the experiences that Alan has garnered while supporting large-scale OEM programs within the communications marketplace; his technical knowledge and market savvy will strengthen SBE at a strategic level as we continue to win new business."

Baldus has spent the past seven years working in the communications sector for Performance Technologies and SBS Technologies, where in combination, he contributed major account design wins resulting in sales in excess of $70 million. Prior to that, Baldus had spent nearly five years with the US Naval Department as an electrical engineer, where he provided systems integration and support for a wide range of mission critical solutions.

About SBE
Based in San Ramon, California, SBE designs and sells products to meet the needs of traditional and converged telecommunication markets. SBE products are designed for incorporation within carrier-grade computer systems and integrated into signaling, switching and routing networks. They include SS7/AIN controllers for switch manufacturers, WAN interface adapters for network servers, and high-speed communications controllers for wireless and data messaging applications.

SBE is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SBEI) with products sold world-wide through direct sales, OEM and System Integration partners. For more information, visit the company's web site at

For more information, contact:
SBE, Inc.
Maureen Halley, (925) 355-7699

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about new product features, market opportunity for new products, and the demand for services that may be offered by SBE's customers. Such statements are only predictions and the company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to risks related to rapidly changing product requirements, the introduction of new products, market acceptance of the Company's products, and reliance on strategic partners. These factors and others are more fully discussed in the documents SBE files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including SBE's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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