CRANBURY, N.J., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariel Corp. (Nasdaq: ADSP) today
announced the appointment of Ira H. Fuchs as a member of the Board of
Ira H. Fuchs 51, currently serves as Vice President for Research in
Information Technology for The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Mr. Fuchs leads a
wide range of Foundation research initiatives intended to develop new ways in
which information technologies can benefit scholarship, research, teaching,
and learning worldwide. He previously served as a Senior Advisor to the
Foundation on issues involving information technology.
Prior to joining The Mellon Foundation, Mr. Fuchs served for fifteen years
as Princeton University's Vice President for Computing and Information
Technology. He continues to advise the senior leadership of the University in
its use of digital technologies.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Fuchs directed the computer center and then
served as Vice Chancellor for University Systems at the City University of New
York (CUNY). In 1981 he co-founded Bitnet, the world's largest academic
computing network for over ten years. Bitnet allowed universities and
researchers to communicate electronically and was a precursor to the Internet.
Since 1989, he has been president of the Corporation for Research and
Educational Networking (CREN), an organization that fosters the use of
networking technology in higher education. Mr. Fuchs has advised numerous
profit and non-profit entities, in the United States and in more than a dozen
other countries. He continues to be active in networking and digital
"We're pleased to have a respected leader and Internet and networking
technology pioneer like Ira Fuchs on our Board," said Anthony Agnello,
Chairman of the Board of Ariel. "Ira's distinguished career at Princeton has
given him an extensive networking technology acumen which is applicable to a
broad array of industry linkages."
Dennis Schneider, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ariel added
that "Ira Fuchs' expertise in information technology, networking and
applications of digital technologies will help Ariel enhance its position as a
leading supplier of open systems remote access solutions."
Mr. Fuchs received his M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Physics at
Columbia University. He resides in Princeton, NJ with his wife and 3 children.
Mr. Fuchs succeeds Charles S. Strauch who has stepped down for personal
reasons. With the addition of Mr. Fuchs, Ariel's Board will remain at six
About Ariel Corp.
Ariel Corp. is a leading provider of high-density dial-up access equipment
for applications such as Internet access, corporate Intranet/Extranet access,
on-line services, telecommuting, transaction processing and unified messaging.
Ariel's dial-up access products make it easy for ISPs and OEMs targeting ISPs
and other service providers to create high-density dial-up solutions using
open systems platforms running a variety of popular operating systems,
including Windows NT and Linux.
For more information on Ariel products, please contact Ariel Corp. at 2540
Route 130, Cranbury, N.J. 08512. Phone 609/860-2900. Fax 609/860-1155. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. World Wide Web: http://www.ariel.com.
SOURCE Ariel Corporation