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Michael Krauss Joins Hostway Corp. as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Planning [3rd November 2003]

CHICAGO, Nov 3, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Web-hosting leader Hostway Corp., today announced the appointment of Michael C. Krauss, 49, as senior vice president of sales, marketing and planning.

Krauss, vice chairman of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's Council of Technology Advisors, joined Hostway from Chicago-based consulting firm Diamond Cluster International, where he was partner and chief marketing officer and where he recently served as a Diamond Fellow.

"As Hostway expands into the global managed-Internet services market, we will benefit from Michael's experience in managing worldwide professional services, his understanding of the issues and opportunities we face, and his vision in helping us achieve our potential," said Lucas Roh, Hostway's CEO and founder. "He brings to Hostway a remarkable combination of insight, expertise and a network of relationships that start in Chicago and span the globe."

In his new position at Hostway, Krauss will define and lead the execution of the company's sales, marketing and planning strategies, including product development and branding initiatives.

"I'm excited to join Hostway because I believe there's a tremendous opportunity in managed Internet services," said Krauss. "Lucas Roh and his team have created an organization with the potential to achieve global leadership in managed Internet services. It's a great opportunity to be part of a winning team that will make Lucas' vision a reality.

"I'm also excited by the prospect of growing a leading technology company in Chicago," he said.

Krauss has an extensive background in packaged goods and technology marketing. His clients have included such leading international companies as Ameritech, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), AT&T, Fidelity Investments, Motorola, U. S. West (now Qwest) and Xerox. While at the Keebler Company, he led the effort to launch Chips Deluxe the nation's number 2 chocolate chip cookie.

Krauss was a principal with OmniTech Consulting Group where he led the firm's marketing and strategy division until the firm's sale to DiamondCluster in April, 1999. Krauss previously was founding worldwide director of marketing and communications at Andersen Consulting where he was responsible for the strategic marketing, communications, public relations and branding efforts that launched the Andersen Consulting brand worldwide.

Krauss is the technology-marketing columnist for Marketing News, the official publication of the American Marketing Association, covering the impact and implications of technology on the marketing profession. He also is a frequent speaker and presenter on marketing and technology topics. Krauss has served on the academic faculty of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, and lectured in the University's innovative new product and service development laboratory. He holds a bachelor's degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He also holds a CPA certificate in Illinois.

Krauss resides in Highland Park, Illinois, with his wife, Carol Sulkes, and their three children.

About Hostway

Hostway is one of the top five Web hosting companies in the world and is a global leader in providing reliable, hassle-free services that help businesses and individuals quickly and inexpensively leverage the power of the Internet.

Providing award-winning Web hosting services since 1998, Hostway Corporation quickly established itself as a pioneer in the industry with superior services and unmatched customer service. Today, the company supports more than 300,000 Web sites worldwide with state-of-the-art hosting technology and innovative online tools that help facilitate millions of dollars in ecommerce transactions each month. Hostway has steadily expanded its global reach during the last three years with offices in the Americas (Chicago, Tampa, Vancouver), Europe (London, Amsterdam), and the Asia-Pacific (Seoul, Sydney) regions.

For more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit www.hostway.com or call 1-888-290-5170.

SOURCE: Hostway Corporation

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