Pioneer-Standard Names Kathryn K. Vanderwist as Vice President and General Counsel

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: PIOS) today announced that Kathryn K. Vanderwist has been promoted to
 Vice President and General Counsel.
     Reporting to Stephen M. Billick, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
 Officer, Ms. Vanderwist's responsibilities have been expanded to managing all
 legal functions for the company, including acquisitions, litigation,
 intellectual property, corporate compliance and general corporate matters.
     "With her leadership and experience in litigation and corporate counsel,
 Kathy Vanderwist will continue to provide our company with sound legal affairs
 management," said Billick.
     Ms. Vanderwist began her career at Pioneer-Standard in July 1999, as
 Corporate Counsel, and was promoted to General Counsel in March 2000. Prior to
 Pioneer-Standard, she served as sole in-house counsel for Signature Brands,
 Inc., maker of "Mr. Coffee" brand appliances, in Glenwillow, Ohio. Ms.
 Vanderwist also worked for several years as an associate in the law offices of
 Calfee, Halter & Griswold in Cleveland, Ohio.
     Ms. Vanderwist earned her bachelor's degree in political science and
 philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and Doctorate of Jurisprudence
 from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio
 Bar Association, and Cleveland Bar Association.
     Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc. is one of the world's largest
 distributors of electronic components and computer systems, with annual
 revenues of $2.6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.  A Fortune
 1000 company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Pioneer-Standard serves
 international customers in Europe and Asia through its equity partners:
 Taiwan-based World Peace Industrial Co. Ltd.; U.K.-based Eurodis Electron PLC;
 and Germany-based Magirus AG.  Additional information about Pioneer-Standard
 can be found at www.pioneerstandard.com .
 
 

SOURCE Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.
    CLEVELAND, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.
 (Nasdaq: PIOS) today announced that Kathryn K. Vanderwist has been promoted to
 Vice President and General Counsel.
     Reporting to Stephen M. Billick, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
 Officer, Ms. Vanderwist's responsibilities have been expanded to managing all
 legal functions for the company, including acquisitions, litigation,
 intellectual property, corporate compliance and general corporate matters.
     "With her leadership and experience in litigation and corporate counsel,
 Kathy Vanderwist will continue to provide our company with sound legal affairs
 management," said Billick.
     Ms. Vanderwist began her career at Pioneer-Standard in July 1999, as
 Corporate Counsel, and was promoted to General Counsel in March 2000. Prior to
 Pioneer-Standard, she served as sole in-house counsel for Signature Brands,
 Inc., maker of "Mr. Coffee" brand appliances, in Glenwillow, Ohio. Ms.
 Vanderwist also worked for several years as an associate in the law offices of
 Calfee, Halter & Griswold in Cleveland, Ohio.
     Ms. Vanderwist earned her bachelor's degree in political science and
 philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and Doctorate of Jurisprudence
 from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio
 Bar Association, and Cleveland Bar Association.
     Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc. is one of the world's largest
 distributors of electronic components and computer systems, with annual
 revenues of $2.6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.  A Fortune
 1000 company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Pioneer-Standard serves
 international customers in Europe and Asia through its equity partners:
 Taiwan-based World Peace Industrial Co. Ltd.; U.K.-based Eurodis Electron PLC;
 and Germany-based Magirus AG.  Additional information about Pioneer-Standard
 can be found at www.pioneerstandard.com .
 
 SOURCE  Pioneer-Standard Electronics, Inc.

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