Zyvex Announces New Executives

Jul 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from Zyvex Corporation

    RICHARDSON, Texas, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex Corporation today
 announced the addition of Dr. Rob Burgess as Vice President of Research &
 Development, and the promotions of Dr. Patrick Howard to Director of
 Worldwide Sales, and Taylor Cavanah to Product Manager.
     Dr. Burgess has a strong background in Life Sciences with a particular
 focus in molecular biology, in vivo drug target validation, and genetic
 engineering. He was formerly the Director of Scientific Sourcing and New
 Technologies at Serologicals Corporation, a 1000-employee bio tools and
 reagents company that realized $275M in 2005 revenue. There he provided
 long- term visionary guidance for the company through the establishment of
 key relationships and partnerships with academic researchers and
     Burgess holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at
 Austin and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas, M.D.
 Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has received numerous awards,
 including an appointment to the Governor's Blue Ribbon Steering Committee
 for the Southern California Life Sciences Summit and was a Visiting Scholar
 at Georgia Tech University.
     "We're excited to have Rob on our team," said Jim Von Ehr, CEO of
 Zyvex. "His executive ability, people skills, planning skills, and energy
 level are exactly what we're looking for. He also possesses outstanding
 technology development skills and has a proven track record in growing
     Dr. Patrick Howard joined the company in May 2006, as Worldwide Sales
 Manager. He leads the company's global sales efforts, leveraging Zyvex's
 strong technical position and customer-driven focus. Howard was formerly
 President and CEO of TA Instruments, a Laboratory Instrumentation Company
 in New Castle, Delaware with $65M in revenues. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D.
 in Chemistry from the University of Houston and completed his undergraduate
 work at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas.
     Taylor Cavanah joined Zyvex in 2004 and was formerly a Physicist and
 Technical Sales Representative for Zyvex's NanoWorks(R) Tools product line.
 He has experience dealing with worldwide customers in the areas of
 Semiconductors and Electronics with a focus on basic nanotechnology
 research and the microelectronics industry. He holds a B.A. in Physics from
 Rice University, and a M.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at
     "We're delighted to recognize Pat and Taylor's accomplishments," said
 Von Ehr. "They have done an outstanding job focusing the company on rapidly
 developing, manufacturing, and distributing tools, products, and services
 targeted to real-world applications."
     These positions reflect Zyvex's continued worldwide expansion and
 commitment to customer service and attaining revenues through product
 sales, technology licensing, and commercial and government contracts.
     About the Company
     Zyvex Corporation, based in Richardson, Texas, is the first molecular
 nanotechnology company. Zyvex's vision is to be the leading worldwide
 supplier of tools, products, and services that enable adaptable,
 affordable, and molecularly precise manufacturing. Zyvex commercializes
 nanotechnology to address real-world applications with high growth
 potential. Zyvex carries its scientific breakthroughs into key commercial
 applications in the area of materials, tools, and structures.
     In addition to North America, Zyvex has worldwide sales representation
 in Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New
 Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the
 United Kingdom, and Vietnam through alliances with Keithley Instruments,
 Inc., Caltron, Pte., Coherent Scientific Pty Ltd., and L.O.T.-Oriel.
     Contact Information
     For more information, contact Katharine Green, Director of Corporate
 Communications, at kgreen@zyvex.com or by phone at 972.792.1620.

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