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 Directors. 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 technology projects. "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 members. 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: email@example.com. World Wide Web: http://www.ariel.com.
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