SOURCE: SAND Technology

July 19, 2005 08:00 ET

SAND Adds Tom Ivaskiv to Board

Technology Entrepreneur Brings Global Marketing and Management Perspective to SAND Board of Directors

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- SAND Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDT), an innovator in analytic application infrastructure, today announced that technology entrepreneur Thomas (Tom) G. Ivaskiv has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Tom is currently President and CEO of ITF Optical Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of Fiber Optic Components specializing in next generation telecomm networks, and high power lasers and amplifiers. Previously he was CEO of MEI Information Technologies Inc., a software developer specializing in CRM software applications for the Consumer Product Goods market, and President and CEO of AD OPT Technologies Inc., a specialist in advanced workforce scheduling applications. A graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, he spent much of his early career with Glendale International Corporation, (FIRAN) as Executive Vice President, President of Graphico Precision Division and Vice President Marketing & Sales for the Electronics Division.

"The addition of Tom to the SAND Board of Directors is an important step for the Company," said CEO Arthur Ritchie. "He brings to us over 28 years of business and technology management experience in software and electronic product manufacturing for North American, Australian and European markets, including an exceptional strategic planning, global marketing and sales perspective, and a particular focus on turnaround situations and growth strategies. These will be important attributes as we continue to guide the Company's transition from a technology-driven to a commercially driven business. The Executive Team, other Board Members and I are pleased to welcome him to SAND, and look forward to the benefits of his advice and counsel."

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SAND's advanced analytic data management products empower users with a better understanding of their business environment through better access to their business data. SAND Searchable Archive allows organizations to cost-effectively retain data for extended periods of time while the SAND Analytic Server facilitates better business insight.

SAND Technology-based solutions include CRM analytics, financial analysis, regulatory compliance and specialized Business Intelligence applications for government and security, healthcare, telecom-munications, financial services, retail and other business sectors.

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