Ariel Corporation Appoints Robert F. Burlinson to Board of Directors

- Former Executive VP and CFO of Audio Visual Services and

VP and Treasurer of Handy & Harman -

Dec 07, 2000, 00:00 ET from Ariel Corporation

    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
     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
     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.
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