January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

NexTech FAS Appoints Dean J. Childers as Chief Financial Officer

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - NexTech Solutions, Inc. and FAS Holdings Group, LLC, doing business jointly as "NexTech FAS" (PINKSHEETS: NXSL), is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dean J. Childers as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Childers assumed his position Jan. 1, 2008.

This appointment further strengthens the management team as the company moves forward into a rapid growth phase. Mr. Childers will lead the company in strategic planning and financial management and will provide guidance through the completion of the merger. He will also help position the company financially to gain a leadership position in the flat panel display and semiconductor manufacturing markets as well as in the fast-emerging OLED, solar and flexible display markets.

Mr. Childers brings over 18 years of extensive financial, manufacturing and operational experience to the company, with significant budgeting/forecasting, M&A, international finance, and financial modeling expertise, having worked with both large publicly-traded companies such as Newell Rubbermaid and Fisher Scientific, as well as a technology start-up, Mobile Campus, Inc., where he was most recently employed as vice president of finance/internal operations and was instrumental in securing funding. Mr. Childers held positions as CFO, COO and president of Burnes Home Accents, and served as vice president and controller for Wausau Homes, Inc. and Dunlop Slazenger Int'l Ltd. He earned his MBA from St. Louis University and his BS in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

"We are very fortunate to have a CFO as qualified as Dean Childers come on board with NexTech FAS and represent the company financially," said Tony Di Napoli, NexTech FAS' president and CEO. "His wide breadth of business and financial knowledge will aid the company extensively as we take advantage of the vast potential within our markets."


NFJV, LLC, doing business as "NexTech FAS", is the operating company of NexTech Solutions, Inc. and FAS Holdings Group, LLC. NexTech FAS is a Delaware limited liability company, headquartered in Austin, Texas, with facilities in Dallas and Tokyo. The company is widely recognized in the industry for the development of digital fluid dispensing and a patented extrusion coating (spinless coating) technology known as "FAS-Coat," which has become the de-facto standard in the coating processes used in the manufacture of FPDs. The company also delivers advanced metrology and automation solutions, and is the first to deliver a turn-key solution for manufacturing lines in both the semiconductor and FPD industries. NexTech FAS' stock is quoted on the Pink Sheets under the symbol NXSL. For more information, visit:

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