Bell & Howell Publishing Services Names Poseidon to Top Global Automotive Position

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bell & Howell Company

    CLEVELAND, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell & Howell's (NYSE:   BHW) Publishing
 Services division, the world's leading provider of electronic parts catalog
 systems for original equipment automotive parts, named Lee Poseidon senior
 vice president and general manager of its Global Automotive business unit.
     Poseidon brings a wealth of related experience to Publishing Service's top
 automotive position, including from his latest role as chief operating
 officer, dealer services, at the National Automobile Dealers Association.
 Prior to NADA, Poseidon was a principal in the consulting firm Growth Partners
 Inc., where he managed projects for Bell & Howell and NCR Corporation
 involving new market growth strategies and global merger and acquisition
 opportunities. Poseidon has also held a number of executive positions at
 Reynolds & Reynolds, including vice president, automotive.
     As Global Automotive's top executive, Poseidon will direct all aspects of
 the company's electronic parts catalog systems business. With catalog systems
 for 19 of the world's largest automakers, Bell & Howell technology is used by
 more than 35,000 automobile dealerships worldwide to help them service their
 customers faster and sell more original equipment parts.
     Poseidon assumes the post previously held by Chuck Rotuno, who left in
 December 2000 to become president and CEO of OEConnection, the new on-line
 automotive parts and service portal formed by Bell & Howell, DaimlerChrysler
 Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corp. Bell & Howell veteran
 Bruce Rhoades had been serving as interim vice president and general manager.
 
     About Bell & Howell
     Bell & Howell Company (NYSE:   BHW) is a leading information solutions and
 services provider to industries worldwide.  In each of its businesses, the
 company transforms information through software and services, helping its
 customers operate more effectively and efficiently.  Additional information
 about Bell & Howell Company is available on the Internet at
 http://www.bellhowell.com .  For the automotive, powersports or other
 industries requiring publishing services, Bell & Howell develops and markets
 software, services and systems that transform complex technical data, like
 parts catalogs or service manuals, into easily accessed electronic or
 microfilm information.  Bell & Howell offerings include electronic parts
 catalogs, dealership management systems, e-commerce solutions, database
 publishing of technical reference material, dealership performance databases,
 and financing options which help dealerships or service networks more
 effectively manage their operations. For more information on Bell & Howell's
 Publishing Services business, call 800-443-6910, or visit
 http://www.bellhowell.publishingservices.com .
 
 

SOURCE Bell & Howell Company
    CLEVELAND, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell & Howell's (NYSE:   BHW) Publishing
 Services division, the world's leading provider of electronic parts catalog
 systems for original equipment automotive parts, named Lee Poseidon senior
 vice president and general manager of its Global Automotive business unit.
     Poseidon brings a wealth of related experience to Publishing Service's top
 automotive position, including from his latest role as chief operating
 officer, dealer services, at the National Automobile Dealers Association.
 Prior to NADA, Poseidon was a principal in the consulting firm Growth Partners
 Inc., where he managed projects for Bell & Howell and NCR Corporation
 involving new market growth strategies and global merger and acquisition
 opportunities. Poseidon has also held a number of executive positions at
 Reynolds & Reynolds, including vice president, automotive.
     As Global Automotive's top executive, Poseidon will direct all aspects of
 the company's electronic parts catalog systems business. With catalog systems
 for 19 of the world's largest automakers, Bell & Howell technology is used by
 more than 35,000 automobile dealerships worldwide to help them service their
 customers faster and sell more original equipment parts.
     Poseidon assumes the post previously held by Chuck Rotuno, who left in
 December 2000 to become president and CEO of OEConnection, the new on-line
 automotive parts and service portal formed by Bell & Howell, DaimlerChrysler
 Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corp. Bell & Howell veteran
 Bruce Rhoades had been serving as interim vice president and general manager.
 
     About Bell & Howell
     Bell & Howell Company (NYSE:   BHW) is a leading information solutions and
 services provider to industries worldwide.  In each of its businesses, the
 company transforms information through software and services, helping its
 customers operate more effectively and efficiently.  Additional information
 about Bell & Howell Company is available on the Internet at
 http://www.bellhowell.com .  For the automotive, powersports or other
 industries requiring publishing services, Bell & Howell develops and markets
 software, services and systems that transform complex technical data, like
 parts catalogs or service manuals, into easily accessed electronic or
 microfilm information.  Bell & Howell offerings include electronic parts
 catalogs, dealership management systems, e-commerce solutions, database
 publishing of technical reference material, dealership performance databases,
 and financing options which help dealerships or service networks more
 effectively manage their operations. For more information on Bell & Howell's
 Publishing Services business, call 800-443-6910, or visit
 http://www.bellhowell.publishingservices.com .
 
 SOURCE  Bell & Howell Company

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