Cyon Research Announces New Vice President and CTO

Rick Stavanja promoted to Vice President and CTO of Cyon Research Corporation

BETHESDA, Md., November 5, 2003 - Cyon Research Corporation, a leading provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets, today announced that Rick Stavanja has been appointed as its vice president and CTO.

Rick has been part of Cyon Research for three years and will leverage his extensive knowledge and long-term experience of the CAD industry in his new role. Prior to joining the company, Rick co-founded PacifiCAD, a major CAD reseller in 1990. In 1995, he formed Tangra Development, a CAD consulting and integration company. At Tangra, he developed CADwire.net, a leading CAD resource. CADwire.net was acquired by Cyon Research in 2001.

Rick has also been a featured speaker at industry events including Autodesk University. His 15-plus years of experience in engineering automation, bolstered by deep understanding of programming and management, will help Cyon Research continue its strategy for growth.

“Rick is a brilliant, clear thinker, rooted in business realities. He understands the grit that gets in the way of smoothly-functioning organizations,” said W. Bradley Holtz, Cyon’s president and CEO. “His clear vision of technologies and markets make him a tremendous asset for Cyon Research.”

“I look forward to taking on the challenges that lie ahead,” stated Stavanja. “I believe I offer a fresh, practical perspective on the issues facing both customers and vendors in today’s evolving engineering software marketplace.”

Stavanja is based in Cyon’s Spokane offices.

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, is Cyon Research's primary event, and explores investments necessary today to take advantage and profit from future technologies. CADwire.net™ is Cyon Research's Web-based, centralized research resource for market information, news, and industry commentary. Other Cyon Research publications include Engineering Automation Report™, a subscription newsletter providing insight, analysis, and reviews on technology specific to manufacturing disciplines; A-E-C Automation Newsletter™, a subscription newsletter delivering information on trends, new technologies, and market information for design technologies that address architecture and construction; and EXTRANET NEWS™, a Web-based resource for the burgeoning engineering collaboration market.

CADwire.net, Engineering Automation Report, A-E-C Automation Newsletter, EXTRANET NEWS and Cyon Research are trademarks of Cyon Research Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Published: Wednesday, November 05, 2003

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