Management Team to Acquire
Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

Refocusing on core strengths of productivity (OEE) and cost management (COO)

August 25, 2003 (Pleasanton, CA) – A team led by current senior management and original co-founders of Wright Williams & Kelly (WWK) announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of the company. WWK was founded in 1991 and acquired by its current owners, CH2M Hill Industrial Design & Construction (IDC), in 1995.

A spokesman for the buy-out team stated that they have received commitments from all staff members to join the new organization. Additionally, they have received written confirmation from long-term clients and key suppliers supporting the acquisition. There will be no interruption in operations, customer service, or technical support.

“The acquisition team is excited about this new opportunity to expand our market presence while continuing to support IDC’s clients in their strategic goals,” stated David Jimenez, WWK co-founder. “We have already reached an understanding to expand our services in Asia and North America and look forward to doing the same in Europe. We are committed to continue development of productivity and cost management software tools and services. Our clients will be very pleased with what they will be seeing from WWK in the months ahead.”

With more than 2,800 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven companies. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes most of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.

WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

Call today for more information from Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Providing software solutions for productivity measurement and enhancement since 1991.

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