GlobalWare Names VP/CIO


Contact: Corporate Communications, GlobalWare Solutions, 978.469.7314,

HAVERHILL, Mass.-Monday, December 10, 2001- GlobalWare Solutions (GWS), a leading global provider of Software Contract Manufacturing, Content Management and eMarket Solutions, today announced the appointment of Bob Fried as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Fried brings more than 30 years' IT experience in both Europe and the United States, focused on delivering innovative multinational information systems and will be a key business driver for GlobalWare's growing internet-based solutions.

Before joining GWS, Mr. Fried served as vice president of Be Free, Inc., an internet company specializing in attracting, converting and retaining customers cost-effectively for leading online merchants. Prior to Be Free, Mr. Fried served as CIO of Staples, Inc. where he managed all technology and IS resources for Staples' retail, catalog, and contract stationery business. He has also held senior level positions for Honeywell, ITT, EDS and Avid Technology.

Mr. Fried's extensive experience includes business/IT strategy development, building world class IT organizations, and introducing innovative Internet, Supply Chain, CRM, and Enterprise systems for companies in the high tech, retail, distribution, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Fried has a BS in Mathematics from Haverford College and an MBA from the University of Utah.

"Advanced technology solutions are the key to helping drive our customers' revenue," said Jim Bartlett, CEO of GWS in making the announcement. "Bob will take us to the next level in this crucial component of our business. He possesses a unique combination of extensive technological expertise and leading edge web based experience that is essential for our growing global business."

About GlobalWare Solutions
Headquartered in Haverhill, MA, GlobalWare Solutions provides global software contract manufacturing, digital content management, and e-market solutions for the world's technological leaders. The Company works with hardware and software OEMs to manage their value chain services, which include, new product release, content management, software manufacturing, fulfillment, distribution, and reverse logistics. GlobalWare Solutions also teams up with companies in the rapidly growing electronics manufacturing services ("EMS") industry to provide a complete outsourced solution for hardware-software products. The Company's e-Market solutions include digital collaboration tools, web store development and vertically integrated manufacturing and fulfillment services. GlobalWare's Digital Content Management services provide management of client information across enterprises. Content is securely submitted, validated, tagged, cataloged, wrapped, managed and stored within the GlobalContent system. This enables valuable information to be searchable and accessible from anywhere within the enterprise or via the Internet. The company's web address is