InfoSphere Attracts National Leaders for New Board

Former Chase Bank of Texas CEO Tim Carter Joins Executive Group to Guide

eBusiness Technology Company's Growth



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from InfoSphere Incorporated

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSphere Incorporated
 announced Wednesday the selection of its first board of directors, drawn from
 the national financial, business and technology communities.
     InfoSphere, an enterprise-level provider of integrated eBusiness
 technology solutions, was named one of the "Inc. 500" fastest growing
 companies in 2000 for significant gains in corporate performance.  To support
 continuing performance increases, the new board of directors will meet monthly
 to address both immediate and long-term strategic issues affecting company
 performance and growth.
     "InfoSphere's success is the result of strategic financial and corporate
 development," said Cameron Ware, InfoSphere's board chairman and president.
 "Our new board is the combination of solid technology expertise augmenting
 critical knowledge and success from diverse industries that will take
 InfoSphere to the next level of performance and long-term growth."
     Ware noted that Tim Carter, former chairman and CEO of Chase Bank of
 Texas, Fort Worth, and fellow InfoSphere board members, whose management
 experience includes national companies AmeriCredit Corporation and Lockheed
 Martin, offer more than 80 years of combined experience in driving companies
 to leading marketplace positions.
     "I was impressed with the level of InfoSphere's accomplishments and the
 quality of the engineers, and I knew that I wanted to be involved," said
 Carter.  "My banking career has exposed me to a variety of successful growth
 strategies, and I believe InfoSphere has what it takes to become an industry
 leader.  The board has the strength and experience to build upon the company's
 success."
     InfoSphere's new board members include Fort Worth-based business leaders
 from nationally recognized companies:
 
      Tim Carter has more than 24 years of business management and financial
      experience, including executive positions with InterFirst Bank Houston,
      NBC Bank Houston and Chase Bank of Texas (formerly Texas Commerce Bank).
      Mr. Carter also serves on the boards of numerous local and regional
      civic, business and community service organizations.
 
      R.E. Cox III, who served as president of R.E. Cox Realty Company for more
      than 20 years, is currently a director of several corporations, including
      Inspire Insurance Solutions, Inc. and KBK Capital Corporation, as well as
      a general partner of Sav-On Development and co-owner of OFCO, Inc.  In
      addition to being a business leader in Fort Worth, Mr. Cox also is an
      active member of many community organizations.
 
      Dr. Shannon Hunter has more than 25 years of engineering experience with
      General Dynamics, Lockheed and Lockheed Martin, where he was a Signature
      Technology Staff Specialist until his retirement in 1998.  Dr. Hunter
      previously served in technical management roles in process development,
      engineering drawing software, computer-aided mockup and engineering and
      manufacturing quality improvements.
 
      Kenneth H. Jones, Jr., formerly vice chairman of KBK Capital Corporation,
      a publicly held, non-bank commercial finance company, is currently a
      director of publicly traded auto finance company AmeriCredit Corporation.
      Previously, Mr. Jones was a shareholder in the law firm of Decker, Jones,
      McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C. in Fort Worth.  He also is involved
      in several civic organizations.
 
     Company executives on the board include:
 
      Cameron Ware, president and co-founder of InfoSphere, is a former senior
      engineer for aerospace companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics who
      left the defense industry in 1991 to pursue opportunities in information
      technology.  Mr. Ware serves as chairman of the InfoSphere board of
      directors.
 
      James Nikirk, chief technology officer and co-founder of InfoSphere, has
      more than 17 years of technology experience with highly sophisticated
      technical processes and systems.  Mr. Nikirk's expertise in complex
      systems and disparate technology integration is instrumental to
      InfoSphere's technology execution.
 
     Advisors to the board include:
 
      Randy McGuffee, director of corporate development for InfoSphere, directs
      the legal and financial activity of the company.  Mr. McGuffee has an
      extensive background in business development and partnering for numerous
      international companies.
 
     About InfoSphere Incorporated:
     InfoSphere is "engineering the eAge" with enterprise-level integrated
 eBusiness solutions for B2B, B2C and e-commerce applications at Fortune 1000
 companies.  Specializing in custom Web application development and technology
 architecture, InfoSphere applies a mastery of technology at the engineering
 level to implement critical online processes that result in competitive
 advantage and long-term value.  With a proven methodology for creating Web-
 enabled business solutions, InfoSphere's expert consultants employ best-of-
 class technologies to meet unique customer needs on time, on budget and on
 target.  The company devotes significant resources to research and development
 of next-generation Internet technologies and multimedia convergence for future
 applications.  Privately held since being founded in 1994, InfoSphere serves
 an international client base from its Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters and its
 subsidiary in Monterrey, NL, Mexico.  Retail, e-tail, transportation,
 manufacturing and distribution customers include Burlington Northern Santa Fe,
 Emergisoft, Garden Ridge, Legerity, Nortel, W.W. Grainger, Inc. and Whole
 Foods Market.  To learn more about "Engineering the eAge," visit
 www.infosphere.com or call (817) 731-0995.
 
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    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSphere Incorporated
 announced Wednesday the selection of its first board of directors, drawn from
 the national financial, business and technology communities.
     InfoSphere, an enterprise-level provider of integrated eBusiness
 technology solutions, was named one of the "Inc. 500" fastest growing
 companies in 2000 for significant gains in corporate performance.  To support
 continuing performance increases, the new board of directors will meet monthly
 to address both immediate and long-term strategic issues affecting company
 performance and growth.
     "InfoSphere's success is the result of strategic financial and corporate
 development," said Cameron Ware, InfoSphere's board chairman and president.
 "Our new board is the combination of solid technology expertise augmenting
 critical knowledge and success from diverse industries that will take
 InfoSphere to the next level of performance and long-term growth."
     Ware noted that Tim Carter, former chairman and CEO of Chase Bank of
 Texas, Fort Worth, and fellow InfoSphere board members, whose management
 experience includes national companies AmeriCredit Corporation and Lockheed
 Martin, offer more than 80 years of combined experience in driving companies
 to leading marketplace positions.
     "I was impressed with the level of InfoSphere's accomplishments and the
 quality of the engineers, and I knew that I wanted to be involved," said
 Carter.  "My banking career has exposed me to a variety of successful growth
 strategies, and I believe InfoSphere has what it takes to become an industry
 leader.  The board has the strength and experience to build upon the company's
 success."
     InfoSphere's new board members include Fort Worth-based business leaders
 from nationally recognized companies:
 
      Tim Carter has more than 24 years of business management and financial
      experience, including executive positions with InterFirst Bank Houston,
      NBC Bank Houston and Chase Bank of Texas (formerly Texas Commerce Bank).
      Mr. Carter also serves on the boards of numerous local and regional
      civic, business and community service organizations.
 
      R.E. Cox III, who served as president of R.E. Cox Realty Company for more
      than 20 years, is currently a director of several corporations, including
      Inspire Insurance Solutions, Inc. and KBK Capital Corporation, as well as
      a general partner of Sav-On Development and co-owner of OFCO, Inc.  In
      addition to being a business leader in Fort Worth, Mr. Cox also is an
      active member of many community organizations.
 
      Dr. Shannon Hunter has more than 25 years of engineering experience with
      General Dynamics, Lockheed and Lockheed Martin, where he was a Signature
      Technology Staff Specialist until his retirement in 1998.  Dr. Hunter
      previously served in technical management roles in process development,
      engineering drawing software, computer-aided mockup and engineering and
      manufacturing quality improvements.
 
      Kenneth H. Jones, Jr., formerly vice chairman of KBK Capital Corporation,
      a publicly held, non-bank commercial finance company, is currently a
      director of publicly traded auto finance company AmeriCredit Corporation.
      Previously, Mr. Jones was a shareholder in the law firm of Decker, Jones,
      McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C. in Fort Worth.  He also is involved
      in several civic organizations.
 
     Company executives on the board include:
 
      Cameron Ware, president and co-founder of InfoSphere, is a former senior
      engineer for aerospace companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics who
      left the defense industry in 1991 to pursue opportunities in information
      technology.  Mr. Ware serves as chairman of the InfoSphere board of
      directors.
 
      James Nikirk, chief technology officer and co-founder of InfoSphere, has
      more than 17 years of technology experience with highly sophisticated
      technical processes and systems.  Mr. Nikirk's expertise in complex
      systems and disparate technology integration is instrumental to
      InfoSphere's technology execution.
 
     Advisors to the board include:
 
      Randy McGuffee, director of corporate development for InfoSphere, directs
      the legal and financial activity of the company.  Mr. McGuffee has an
      extensive background in business development and partnering for numerous
      international companies.
 
     About InfoSphere Incorporated:
     InfoSphere is "engineering the eAge" with enterprise-level integrated
 eBusiness solutions for B2B, B2C and e-commerce applications at Fortune 1000
 companies.  Specializing in custom Web application development and technology
 architecture, InfoSphere applies a mastery of technology at the engineering
 level to implement critical online processes that result in competitive
 advantage and long-term value.  With a proven methodology for creating Web-
 enabled business solutions, InfoSphere's expert consultants employ best-of-
 class technologies to meet unique customer needs on time, on budget and on
 target.  The company devotes significant resources to research and development
 of next-generation Internet technologies and multimedia convergence for future
 applications.  Privately held since being founded in 1994, InfoSphere serves
 an international client base from its Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters and its
 subsidiary in Monterrey, NL, Mexico.  Retail, e-tail, transportation,
 manufacturing and distribution customers include Burlington Northern Santa Fe,
 Emergisoft, Garden Ridge, Legerity, Nortel, W.W. Grainger, Inc. and Whole
 Foods Market.  To learn more about "Engineering the eAge," visit
 www.infosphere.com or call (817) 731-0995.
 
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