Service Industry Association Announces Appointment Of Henry P. Semmelhack to Board of Directors

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Service Industry Association

    SOLANO BEACH, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Service Industry
 Association, a non-profit association of enterprises involved in the support
 of high technology products in the marketplace, today announced that Henry
 P. Semmelhack, President, CEO and Chairman of Barrister Global Services
 Network, Inc. (Amex:   BIS) has been appointed to serve on its Board of
 Directors.
     Service Industry Association members, represented by their top-level
 executives, are charged with promoting an open environment of interdependence
 and cooperation among manufacturers, independent servicers and customers by
 providing value-added solutions.
     "I am pleased to represent Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. on the
 Board of Service Industry Association," stated Mr. Semmelhack.  "Opening lines
 of communication in the Service Industry while helping to establish standards
 and guide industry policy are worthwhile objectives which I am happy to
 promote," he added.
     Mr. Semmelhack is also a Director of Merchants Group, Inc. and a founder
 and former President and Director of Comptek Research, Inc., which was sold to
 Northrup Grumman, Inc. in 2000.  He holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees in
 Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
     Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. is a provider of multi-vendor
 computer equipment maintenance services with warranty authorizations for over
 20 manufacturers, including Intel, and provides services for products of over
 200 different manufacturers.  The Company provides its customers with unique
 value and powerful online information through its Global Services Network, an
 unparalleled Web-based service management system.  Barrister offers a wide
 variety of services from on-site, mission-critical equipment services to depot
 repair, with services currently being provided in over 4,100 locations
 throughout North America.
     Barrister provides national service delivery through centralized
 administration and computerized logistics; equipment repair both during and
 after equipment warranty periods; and cost-effective and expedient repairs
 through in-house repair expertise.
     For additional information about Barrister's services and investment
 characteristics, please visit the Company's Web site at
 http://www.barrister.com, or contact them via email at info@barrister.com or
 by calling 716-845-5010.  For additional information about the Service
 Industry Association, please visit http://www.servicenetwork.org or contact
 them at 858-720-8200.
 
     * Barrister Global Services Network is a trademark, tradename and service
       mark, and Barrister is a registered trademark and service mark of
       Barrister Global Services Network, Inc.
 
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SOURCE Service Industry Association
    SOLANO BEACH, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Service Industry
 Association, a non-profit association of enterprises involved in the support
 of high technology products in the marketplace, today announced that Henry
 P. Semmelhack, President, CEO and Chairman of Barrister Global Services
 Network, Inc. (Amex:   BIS) has been appointed to serve on its Board of
 Directors.
     Service Industry Association members, represented by their top-level
 executives, are charged with promoting an open environment of interdependence
 and cooperation among manufacturers, independent servicers and customers by
 providing value-added solutions.
     "I am pleased to represent Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. on the
 Board of Service Industry Association," stated Mr. Semmelhack.  "Opening lines
 of communication in the Service Industry while helping to establish standards
 and guide industry policy are worthwhile objectives which I am happy to
 promote," he added.
     Mr. Semmelhack is also a Director of Merchants Group, Inc. and a founder
 and former President and Director of Comptek Research, Inc., which was sold to
 Northrup Grumman, Inc. in 2000.  He holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees in
 Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
     Barrister Global Services Network, Inc. is a provider of multi-vendor
 computer equipment maintenance services with warranty authorizations for over
 20 manufacturers, including Intel, and provides services for products of over
 200 different manufacturers.  The Company provides its customers with unique
 value and powerful online information through its Global Services Network, an
 unparalleled Web-based service management system.  Barrister offers a wide
 variety of services from on-site, mission-critical equipment services to depot
 repair, with services currently being provided in over 4,100 locations
 throughout North America.
     Barrister provides national service delivery through centralized
 administration and computerized logistics; equipment repair both during and
 after equipment warranty periods; and cost-effective and expedient repairs
 through in-house repair expertise.
     For additional information about Barrister's services and investment
 characteristics, please visit the Company's Web site at
 http://www.barrister.com, or contact them via email at info@barrister.com or
 by calling 716-845-5010.  For additional information about the Service
 Industry Association, please visit http://www.servicenetwork.org or contact
 them at 858-720-8200.
 
     * Barrister Global Services Network is a trademark, tradename and service
       mark, and Barrister is a registered trademark and service mark of
       Barrister Global Services Network, Inc.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X76531806
 
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