Southwall Names Dennis Capovilla as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Southwall Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SWTX), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the automotive glass, electronic display and architectural markets, has named Dennis Capovilla to the position of vice president of Worldwide Sales.

Capovilla most recently served as vice president of Enterprise Sales for Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM), a global provider of handheld computing devices and operating systems.Prior to joining Palm, he held various management positions with Fatbrain, LLC, including president and chief executive officer. Additionally, Capovilla held various sales and marketing positions with Apple Computer and Xerox. In his new position, he will report to Thomas G. Hood, president and chief executive officer of Southwall.

"Dennis is a great addition to Southwall and will play an important role in leading our global sales efforts," said Hood. "His experience with new ventures, as well as established companies -- combined with proven business leadership -- will be of significant value to Southwall as we work to expand our customer base and product lines in the future."

Capovilla's appointment as vice president of Worldwide Sales follows the appointment of Kevin Walker as vice president of Worldwide Marketing, as announced by Southwall on July 1, 2003. With these appointments, Dr. Sicco Westra, who had been senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, becomes vice president, Business Development.

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