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STORIS Appoints Doug Culmone as Director of Client Services

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STORIS 'Management Systems, a leading supplier of turnkey and business systems for furniture, appliance, and electronics retailers announced today the hiring of Doug Culmone as the Director of Client Services. Mr. Culmone -Joins the company to enhance the level of customer service given to STORIS customers. "With the substantial growth that we have experienced in our customer base over the past several years. and with the planned continued growth into the new millennium, we elected to create this new position as a means of better serving our new and existing customers. I believe that Doug will be a huge asset to our organization due to his extensive big-ticket retail background. knowledge of the STORIS system, and his experience as a STORIS customer. We welcome him, and look forward to the man,,, ideas that lie will bring to our organization." states Donald J. Surdoval, President of STORIS. Mr. Culmone has spent the past four years working for The Hitchcock Chair Co., a manufacturer and retailer of high-end case goods. The company based in New Hartford, CT. has five retail stores throughout the state. Mr. Culmone started with the company as the Manager of Customer Relations; he then spent a year as the Operations Manager before becoming a Vice President of Hitchcock. Hitchcock Chair has been a STORIS customer since 1996. "My goal for this job is to work closely with the STORIS team to ensure a smooth and efficient implementation of the STORIS system for now customers as well as to raise the bar with respect to support and service for our existing customers," said "These efforts, in conjunction with a software product that is constantly being improved will further enforce STORIS' position as leader in the industry well into the 21" century." continued Culmone. Mr. Culmone began In the furniture industry in 1978 when he started working at Mastercraft Design. prior to Hitchcock Chair, Mr. Culmone spent nine Nears as the Regional Sales ,Manager for Putnam Furniture, a six store chain in New England. He graduated from Fairfield University in 1985 with a B.S. in Marketing and is married with one daughter and another child on the way, due in early 1999. STORIS, an IBM Business partner, provides computer turnkey solutions for furniture appliance and electronic retailers. Over 200 retailers, including 21 of the TOP 100, have installed STORIS systems in the past decade. For more information contact sales@storis.com

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