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Paul Galeski Named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

COLUMBIA, Ill., June 18, 2002 — MAVERICK Technologies, a systems integration and consulting firm that brings “Shared Vision and Integration to Engineering and IT,” is pleased to announce that its chairman and CEO has been named Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2002 Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year program. Mr. Galeski is among 11 business leaders recognized by the program, founded and produced by Ernst & Young, to honor entrepreneurs in 43 different markets around the United States as well as 30 foreign countries. The Emerging Entrepreneur category is one of nine categories in which winners were announced.

Paul Galeski founded MAVERICK Technologies, located in Columbia, IL, in November 1999, with a vision to provide integrated industrial automation (IA) and information technology (IT) solutions for today’s enterprises. These solutions help manufacturing, processing and service clients improve operating efficiency, product quality, safety performance and asset utilization. MAVERICK was recently named the 2nd fastest growing private company in the St. Louis area by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year awards were selected by a panel of independent judges from leading businesses. The awards were given at a black-tie banquet at Chicago’s Navy Pier. MAVERICK’s i2i Process melds automation methodologies with enterprise objectives to improve business performance.

MAVERICK Technologies is a full-service systems integration firm providing plant floor automation solutions and information technology consulting and software development.

MAVERICK’s key strength is the ability to convert client data into real management tools for large and small companies in a variety of industries, including food and beverage, utilities and chemical oil and gas products.

The trademarked MAVERICK i2i Process enables corporate and, manufacturing and IT, providing information solutions “from the plant floor to the annual report.”

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