Ariel Corporation Appoints Ira H. Fuchs to Board of Directors --Vice President of Information Technology

of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Former Vice President of Information

Technology at Princeton University --



    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:
 info@ariel.com. World Wide Web: http://www.ariel.com.
 
 

SOURCE Ariel Corporation

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