SGML: Robin A. Tomlin as New SGML Open Executive Director

SGML: Robin A. Tomlin as New SGML Open Executive Director

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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 11:13:54 -0400
Subject: SGML Open Press Release
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Just to let you know, the news is official and public.  The following press
release will be distributed on the Business Wire this afternoon.


SGML Open Appoints New Executive Director.
Robin A. Tomlin to Lead Consortium in Next Phase of Growth.

Coraopolis, PA, April 19, 1996--The Board of Directors of SGML Open, the
international industry consortium dedicated to promoting SGML, is pleased to
 announce that Robin A. Tomlin has been appointed to the position of
executive director.  As the Consortium moves into its third year with
membership at an all time high, Tomlin will provide the expertise to
represent those who have a serious stake in growing the SGML market and
influencing its direction. 

"Tomlin possesses both the qualifications to continue the success that SGML
Open has experienced and the leadership ability to guide the organization to
the next level," notes Eric Severson, President of SGML Open.  "We are
excited to have her on board."

Tomlin's experience in the industry extends back to 1981.  Working with the
Navy for over eight years, Tomlin promoted the adoption of SGML within the
Department of Defense as part of the CALS initiative.  Later at Datalogics,
she established consulting services and training for SGML publishing
applications.  Tomlin has been involved since 1989 in conference events and
tutorials for the Graphics Communication Association (GCA). She was appointed
co-chair of the GCA Information and Technology Conference in 1992.  Most
recently, Tomlin served as Executive Manager for Intergraph Corporation, a
sponsor member of SGML Open, where her responsibilities included product and
industry marketing, strategic third party relationship management and
business development for the corporate document management technology.

"As a representative of a Consortium sponsor company, I appreciate first-hand the
value that SGML Open delivers to its members," Tomlin observes.  "Having
previously served on the Board of Directors for the organization, I
understand what's involved in managing the Consortium and am enthusiastic
about furthering the direction and goals of SGML Open." 

Tomlin succeeds Mary Fletcher Laplante, who served as the executive director
of SGML Open for its first two years.

SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) is the international standard for
open interchange of documents and structured information objects.  SGML
offers companies a way to protect their investment in information, to make
documents accessible and deliverable in a choice of media.  One of the most
widely-recognized applications of SGML currently is HTML (Hypertext Markup
Language), the standard for publishing on the Internet.

SGML Open is an international consortium of vendors whose products and
services support SGML and users who have a major stake in the success and
evolution of the standard.  Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of SGML
through its technical, marketing and educational tracks.

SGML Open sponsor members include:  AIS/Berger Levrault; AT&T Interchange;
Adobe Systems, Inc.; Andyne Computing, Ltd.; ArborText, Inc.; ATLIS
Consulting Group; Corel Corporation; Data Conversion Laboratory; Database
Publishing Systems Ltd.; Electronic Book Technologies, Inc.; Exoterica
Corporation; Falch Infotek; Folio Corporation; Fulcrum Technologies Inc.;
Graphic Communications Association; Grif SA; HaL Software Systems; Highland
Consulting; IBM Corporation; InContext Corporation; InfoAccess Incorporated;
InfoDesign Corporation; Inforium; Information Architects, Inc.; Information
Dimensions, Inc.; Intergraph Corporation; Interleaf Inc.; Jouve Software,
Inc.; L. A. Burman Associates; Lexicon Systems, Inc.; Logical Design
Solutions, Inc.; Martin Hensel Corporation; Microstar Software, Ltd.;
MID/Information Logistics Group GmbH; Neville & Associates; NICE
Technologies, Inc.; Novell, Inc.; Open Text Corporation; Oracle Corporation;
Passage Systems Inc.; Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic; SGML Resource
Center; Sema Group Belgium; SoftQuad Inc.; STEP (Sturtz Electronic Publishing
Gmbh); Synex Information AB; Texcel; Thomson Corporation; US Lynx; XSoft;
Xyvision, Inc.

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For more information contact:

Carol Geyer
Program Manager
910 Beaver Grade Road, #3008
Coraopolis, PA  15108  USA
Tel:  +1.205.772.2355