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Jeanette Horan Joins Microvision's Board of Directors

IBM Executive Brings Leadership and Expertise in Technology Development and Operations

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2006--Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS - News), today announced that Jeanette Horan has joined its Board of Directors. Ms. Horan is currently Vice President, Worldwide Information Management Development and General Manager, IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory.

"We are excited to add someone of Jeanette's caliber and experience to Microvision's Board," said Alexander Tokman, Microvision President and CEO. "Jeanette's background and skills in successfully initiating and delivering new technology products, leading worldwide software development teams, developing operational planning processes and forming strategic global alliances is very synergetic with our new growth strategy and should greatly benefit Microvision."

Ms. Horan, 50, joined IBM in 1998 and is responsible for all information management software development in IBM, a core component of IBM's $15 Billion software business. Prior to her current position, Ms. Horan was Vice President, Strategy of the IBM Software Group where she was responsible for strategic alliances with key platform partners and led strategic and operational planning processes. Ms. Horan was also Vice President, Development for the Lotus brand and led worldwide product management, development and technical support. Prior to joining IBM, Ms. Horan worked for Digital Equipment Corporation where she was Vice President, Development for the AltaVista business, bringing the Web search engine and suite of intranet products to market. Ms. Horan's management experience also includes five years as Vice President, Development for the Open Software Foundation.

"Jeanette's addition represents another important incremental step in our earlier communicated strategy to turn the Company around and to position it for long-term growth and profitability," concluded Tokman.


At June 12, 2006 at 11:26 AM Anonymous said...

Hi Ben,

Can you please comment on how doe a board memeber affect a company.
In what ways can this new appontment help the company?

At June 19, 2006 at 4:44 PM Ben said...

well -- if you ask me -- the number one thing would be: connections. it's often been said, it's not what you know but who you know that matters....


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