GlobalSpec Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer of Dice to Bring Knowledge of Technical Community, Leadership in Online Services to Board

TROY, NY - (BUSINESS WIRE)- 1/18/07 – GlobalSpec (, the leading specialized search engine, information resource and e-publishing company for the engineering, industrial and technical communities, today announced the appointment of Scot W. Melland to the company's board of directors.

Melland is president and chief executive officer of Dice Holdings, the leading global provider of career sites serving technology, engineering and finance & accounting professionals. Prior to joining Dice in 2001, he served in various information services leadership roles including president and chief executive officer of Vcommerce Corporation, senior vice president of interactive services for Cendant Corporation and vice president of investments and alliances for Ameritech. Melland holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration.

"Scot's rich background in B2B information services -combined with his expertise in creating and leading both public and private Internet-based information companies - makes him a highly qualified and valuable addition to GlobalSpec's board of directors," said GlobalSpec Chairman and CEO Jeffrey M. Killeen. "I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to grow and scale in 2007 and beyond."

"In recent years, I have grown very well-acquainted with GlobalSpec and its comprehensive offering of products and services to members of the engineering, technical and industrial communities," said Melland. "I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the board of directors and work with GlobalSpec in a new and exciting capacity."

Melland will be joining a GlobalSpec board of directors that also includes Jeffrey M. Killeen, chairman and CEO for GlobalSpec, Inc.; John Schneiter, co-founder of GlobalSpec, Inc.; Peter A. Derow, former president of CBS Publishing Group and former president and CEO of Institutional Investor, Inc.; Roland W. Schmitt, former senior vice president for science and technology of GE and past president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Cary J. Davis, managing director of Warburg Pincus; Mark Colodny, managing director of Warburg Pincus; and Alex Berzofsky, principal with Warburg Pincus.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities. GlobalSpec users benefit from domain-expert search engines, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content and 55 product-centric e-newsletters – helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, allows users to search by specification more than 153 million parts in 2,000,000 product families from more than 21,000 supplier catalogs. For suppliers, GlobalSpec offers highly filtered sales and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing solutions.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.


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