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Kenneth J. Tarpey Named President And Ceo Of Symbolics, Inc.
Contact: Mimi Englander, Sterling Hager, Inc., (617) 259-1400
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KENNETH J. TARPEY NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF SYMBOLICS, INC.
BURLINGTON, Mass., September 26, 1991 -- Symbolics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBX),
a leading international artificial intelligence and graphics turnkey
systems provider, today announced the appointment of Kenneth J. Tarpey
to the position of president and chief executive officer, replacing
John S. Wurts, who will retain the position of chairman.
Tarpey, 38, who has more than fifteen years experience as a high level
senior sales and service executive in the high tech and financial
industries, joined Symbolics in 1989 as vice president of customer
service. Prior to joining the Company, Tarpey was Prime Computer's
vice president of service business development and vice president of
international customer service. In his new role as president and
chief executive officer, Tarpey will manage Symbolics' operations
and near-term strategies. As chairman, Wurts will continue to chart
the Company's long-term strategic direction.
"In order for us to continue to support future product expansion and
research and development efforts, it is integral to the success of the
Company that we maintain a committed installed base that actively
seeks out the support and service we are capable of providing," stated
Wurts. "For the past two years, Ken has consistently demonstrated an
ability to sustain Symbolics' strong customer base, within both the
Company's traditional AI base and its growing graphics business, as
well as sustain the Company's integral customer service business,
generating revenues which represent one-third of Symbolics' total
corporate revenue," stated Wurts. "In addition, Ken will further
the Company's commitment to develop strategic alliances and secure
major software development contracts."
As chairman, president and chief executive officer, Wurts has
successfully maintained the Company's position as a pioneer and
leader in providing symbolic processing software and hardware for
the development and delivery of next generation expert systems.
In addition, Wurts led the Company to its leading posture in the
computer graphics industry with Symbolics' Unified Graphics system.
Symbolics, Inc., based in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a leading
provider of symbolic processing hardware and software used in
sophisticated applications including interactive scheduling and planning
and computer-aided mathematical computing. The Company also develops
and supports state-of-the art Unified Graphics systems for graphics
professionals in the television, post-production, film and corporate
Symbolics and Unified Graphics are trademarks of Symbolics, Inc.