Epic Data International Inc.
TSX : EKD

Epic Data International Inc.

October 19, 2006 17:00 ET

Epic Data Streamlines and Focuses Management

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 19, 2006) - Epic Data International Inc. (TSX:EKD) today implemented a number of changes within its senior management reporting structure. James Dodds, Epic Data's President and Chief Executive, reduce operating expenses.

- Greg Watkin is appointed to the position of Vice President, Operations. Greg was previously the company's Vice President of Product Development. He will lead delivery of customer solutions while focusing on customer satisfaction and improved financial performance from our systems implementation area.

- Graeme Harfman is appointed to the position of Vice President, Marketing, after serving as the company's senior product manager since May, 2005. Graeme will be accountable for overall product strategies; including product management, positioning and demand creation, and he will oversee Epic Data's product development function, ensuring the entire organization delivers consistent, quality products driven from a comprehensive, market-based approach.

- Mark Whalen is appointed to the position of Vice President, Sales. Mark will now be directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company's North American sales organization after 13 years with the company in direct sales and sales management roles. Mark brings a deep understanding of Epic Data's important aerospace and defense market, having personally managed such major Epic Data accounts as Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Raytheon Aircraft and Northrop Grumman.

In commenting on these management changes, James Dodds said: "Our new organizational structure and management team tightly aligns to our manufacturing execution market strategy. With these changes we also announce the departures of Vice President, Operations, Zahir Abji and Vice President, Sales, North America, Alex Holowko. We thank Zahir and Alex for their contributions to Epic Data and wish them every success in the future."

James Dodds continued: "I'm excited to lead the new management team. Epic Data's impressive roster of Tier 1 customers, our line-up of products and the experience and skills of our people provides a tremendous opportunity to succeed and we're moving quickly to do whatever it takes to drive to profitability and growth from the investments we have made."

About Epic Data International Inc.

For over 30 years Epic Data has been a leader in automatic identification and data collection solutions for the world's most progressive organizations.

In aerospace, automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery manufacturers, our systems are used to increase plant productivity and production velocity while identifying the continuous improvement initiatives vital to winning in today's competitive manufacturing environments.

In parking enforcement and route management, our systems are used to increase productivity while improving customer service and worker safety by connecting mobile personnel to central offices in real time.

People and technology make Epic Data a global leader in automated data collection solutions for the extended enterprise.

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