CRANBURY, N.J., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariel Corp. (Nasdaq: ADSP) today announced the appointment of Robert F. Burlinson as a member of the Board of Directors. Robert Burlinson, 61, currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee and financial consultant for Aztec Technology Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: AZTC), a leading provider of e-Solutions and e-Integration for businesses. Mr. Burlinson previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Audio Visual Services Corp. (NYSE: AVC) (formerly Caribiner International Inc.), a business communications services provider. Prior to joining Audio Visual Services Corp. in July, 1998, Mr. Burlinson served as Vice President and Treasurer of Handy & Harman, a New York-based specialty metals manufacturer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burlinson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The National Guardian Corporation, an electronic security services company. Throughout his career, Mr. Burlinson has contributed his broad financial experience to companies in the technology and other industries. "I'm excited about Bob's decision to join Ariel's board. Bob has served as CFO, Treasurer and Director of large corporations during periods of significant growth. His skills and experiences perfectly complement those of our current board members," said Tony Agnello, Ariel's COB. "I expect our board and company to benefit greatly from Bob's knowledge of accounting, banking, finance and strategic planning." Mr. Burlinson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from The Stern School of New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Fordham University. He resides in Larchmont, New York. With the addition of Mr. Burlinson, Ariel's Board increases to seven 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 Corporation 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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