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Vio Appoints Richard Dool as CEO, Sets Path for U.S. and European Growth

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July 1, 2004--Roseland, NJ--The Vio Group (Vio), one of the world’s leading suppliers of collaborative digital supply chain software and networking services for the graphic arts industry, announces the appointment of Richard Dool as Chief Executive Officer of the Vio Group. A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, Dool is responsible for leading the global organization to become the number one choice for digital workflow solutions, including secure file transfer, ad composition and delivery, flightchecking, automated workflows, and networking by ad agencies, prepress, printers, publishers, and other enterprises. With Dool at the helm, the company is poised to gain market share for its JDF-based products and services in the graphic arts industry. Dool is supported by Vio’s experienced executive team and staff, as well as solutions unmatched by its competitors. “Vio, which is already growing rapidly, has set its path for accelerated expansion in the United States and Europe and is ready to advance to the next step. Appointing Rick Dool as Vio’s CEO is a key part of the plan for the company’s development,” states Richard Horwood, Chairman of Vio. “Rick’s strong track record in growing successful businesses will prove to be invaluable. We are delighted to have him lead Vio as we continue to penetrate the U.S. and European markets.” During the past three years, Vio has received an investment of approximately $20 million into the company and its research and developing efforts, which has generated significant technological advancements. Vio’s third-generation digital delivery solution marries up- and downstream processes so that, as files are exchanged, all the valuable information captured at the originator’s site is used throughout the life of the project. Vio’s solutions have become an irreplaceable link between clients and their partners, while improving services and production processes for companies such as the Telegraph Group, Wyndeham Press Group, National Magazine Company (part of Hearst) and Reed Business Information (part of Reed Elsevier). "This is an extraordinary time for Vio. The company has a unique opportunity to capitalize on the major technological advancements it has made for the graphic arts industry,” comments Dool. "Vio’s products offer significant advantages for our clients, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to join Vio and contribute to its growth.” Dool will be based out of Vio’s Roseland, NJ, office. The company also has offices in the United Kingdom, France and Israel. Prior to Vio, Dool was a part of Coprindm, leading the Life Sciences practice for this applications software developer. In 2000, Dool was President and CEO of Liquent, a software developer of regulatory publishing and intelligence content for the Life Sciences market. Dool also served as President and CEO of LabVantage Solutions, where he helped the company to become one of the largest laboratory software providers for the Life Sciences and environmental markets. In 1987, Dool joined The Ultimate Corporation, leading its global software subsidiaries. Dool began his career at AT&T in 1978 and served in a variety of sales, marketing and general management positions, including Division Product Marketing Manager for the voice and data communications equipment division (now part of Lucent). Dool received a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Fordham University, an MA in Strategic Communications and Leadership from Seton Hall University, and an MS in management from Thomas Edison State College. Dool also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1975.