Cupertino, Calif. --February 10, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world's leading supplier of anti-virus and utilities software products, today announced that Allyson Seelinger, director of end user channel sales for the company, has been elected to serve as president of the Consumer Products Council (CPC). The CPC is an industry organization dedicated to finding solutions for common retailing issues in the high-tech marketplace. Voted by the CPC Board of Directors, Seelinger's office is effective immediately.
"We are pleased to announce Allyson Seelinger's presidency to the CPC. Her proven performance record and solid experience in sales at Symantec guarantees strong leadership for the Council," said Gordon Eubanks, president and CEO, Symantec Corporation.
As CPC president, Seelinger will be responsible for managing the organization's task force groups which analyze significant industry trends and issues such as category management, syndicated data and industry business practices. Seelinger will serve to keep these task force groups focused and to further drive the development of better merchandising methods. She will also manage the organization's quarterly meetings and open forums, which address common market challenges. Additionally, she will oversee the invitation of executive retail guest speakers from other industries to discuss issues facing their respective industries.
Seelinger has worked for Symantec for more than ten years and has more than 16 years experience in the software industry. She has been a member of CPC for two years, becoming a board member in 1997. Other newly-elected officers include: CPC Vice President Kim Motika, vice president of sales, Interplay Productions; CPC Secretary Brenda Metzger, vice president of sales, CyberMedia; and CPC Treasurer Karen Rosenberg, principal, R2 Sales. CPC Executive Director Dave Eliasberg chairs the board.
CPC's advisory board includes: Jim Adams, vice president of sales, Hasbro Interactive; Ellen Miller, principal, Insider Marketing; Melissa Orr, director of retail sales, Network Associates; Paul Bader, principal, Bader Publishing; Terry Bazzone, vice president and general manager, Tech Data; and Kerry Huffman, director of sales, Broderbund Software.
CPC is the leading industry association of approximately 100 member software, peripheral and high-tech service companies working together to heighten awareness of issues currently facing the computer retail industry. CPC strives to identify solutions that foster growth and profitability in the computer retailing business. Membership offers access to a wealth of retailing information and services including a unique cooperative detailing program. For more information about CPC and membership, visit www.cpconline.com or call (800) 211-2999.
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and the Cafe product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2,000 people. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, (541) 334-6054 or accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.
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