SAN JOSE, Calif., May 19, 1997: Richard J. Osterman, president of the Salutation Consortium, announced that the industry association has named Robert F. Pecora to be managing director. Pecora is responsible for Consortium marketing and member recruiting activities in North America and Europe.

Pecora was employed by IBM for more than 30 years in marketing positions related to office systems, application enabling software and other areas. OBob PecoraOs marketing background in application software and office technology is an excellent fit for the ConsortiumOs charter in 1997. Pecora will help the Consortium and its members educate the market about the opportunities we offer vendors who are creating products and services for tomorrowOs networks,O said Osterman, IBMOs manager, Salutation Project Office.

Pecora takes over from Mary Hill, who remains active in Consortium activities. Hill is a business development manager at Cisco Systems, a member company.

The Salutation Consortium has published an open specification that enables an application to locate a particular resource on a network through a broadcast query. A Salutation search can identify the location of a copier with legal-size paper, for example, or find the nearest color printer. The specification is independent of network transport, hardware platform, and operating system software and supports standard Internet and other message formats.

The Salutation Consortium is a non-profit corporation with member organizations in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Member companies include APTi, Axis Communications, Brother, Canon, Casio, Cisco, Eastman Kodak, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, Integrated Systems, IBM, Iwatsu, Justsystem, Kobe Steel, Konica, Lexmark, Matsushita, Microware Systems, Minolta, Mita, Mitsubishi, Murata (Muratec), Novell, Oki Data, Ricoh, Rios Systems, Sanyo, Seiko Epson, Sharp, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba, and Xerox.

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