JOHN GIBSON JOINS HTC’S ENERGY PROGRAM

HOUSTON (February 25, 2005) - Houston Technology Center (HTC), Houston’s business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, announced today that John Gibson, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton’s Energy Services Group has joined HTC as Special Advisor for Energy Programs. 

“We are delighted to have someone with John Gibson’s experience become part of the Energy Program at HTC”, said Bob Schwartz, Vice President and Director of HTC’s Energy Programs.  “John’s extensive experience in the energy business with both large and small companies will be invaluable as we embark on several new initiatives.  Our Client Companies will gain tremendously as a result of working with John.”

As President and CEO of the Energy Services Group, Gibson was responsible for a $7+ billion business and over 35,000 employees located in 100+ countries.  Prior to joining Halliburton, he was President and CEO of Landmark Graphics Corporation and held other various executive positions there, including Executive Vice President of its Integrated Products groups and President and Vice President of Landmark’s Zycor Division.

“I am thrilled to be joining HTC as Special Advisor,” said Gibson. “I am excited to nurture new ideas and help those companies willing to take risks in order to reap great rewards.  I have always had a passion for technology and hope that my experience and enthusiasm will be of direct benefit to emerging energy technology companies in Houston.” Gibson will be speaking at the Society for Petroleum Engineering workshop on Accelerating Technology Acceptance on March 15, 2005.  His topic will be “Intellectual Property – Impediment and/or Imperative.”

The HTC Energy Program provides strategic and tactical management services to Houston-area emerging energy technology entrepreneurs. A team of seasoned executives works closely with the major energy companies, entrepreneurs and investors to foster the growth of these businesses.

About Houston Technology Center
Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies within several key sectors: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies.  See www.houstontech.org for more information.

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