For Immediate Release

Steve Sears
Product Marketing Manager
510-452-2000 x.154

Franz Inc. Announces Executive Staff Addition

Oakland, CA , February 3, 2004 - Jans Aasman, a longtime customer and enthusiastic Lisp advocate, has accepted the executive position of Director of Engineering. We are very pleased to have Jans join us effective February 1, 2004 and bring to us his years of experience and wealth of knowledge.

Jans worked with TNO Telecom in his home country of the Netherlands. His previous experience and educational background include:

  • KPN Research, the research lab of the major Dutch telecommunication company.
  • Tenured Professor in Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft. Title of the chair: Informational Ergonomics of Telematics and Intelligent Products.
  • Carnegie Mellon University. Visiting Scientist at the Computer Science Department of Prof. Dr. Allan Newell.
  • Researcher at the Traffic Research Center of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
  • Experimental and cognitive psychology at the University of Groningen, specialization: Psychophysiology, Cognitive Psychology.
  • Bachelors title Philosophy.
  • Treasurer and bookkeeper of the Regenboog printer.

Jans, along with his family, is relocating to the United States for the purpose of joining Franz and applying his expertise to advancing our growth and profitability. In his new position, Jans will report to Fritz Kunze, CEO and assume responsibility for all aspects of the Engineering and Technical areas of the company.

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