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                    Office of the Press Secretary
                (Beijing, People's Republic of China)
For Immediate Release                                      June 26, 1998
                           PRESIDENT CLINTON 

The President today announced his intent to appoint E.R. Chamberlin, Frank Pugliese and Timothy Beyland to serve as Members of the Committee for the Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.

Rear Admiral E.R. Chamberlin, of Montclair, Virginia, is currently serving as Deputy Director of the Defense Logistics Agency in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Previously, he served as Vice Commander at the Naval Supply Systems Command. His other assignments include a tour as Executive Director for Supply Management at the Defense Logistics Agency, a tour as the Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Production and Logistics and a tour at the Headquarters Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the Assistant Chief of Logistics where he was responsible for logistics operation on all Pacific Fleet Carriers and at 17 Naval Air Stations. He has also taught at the Navy Supply Corps in Athens, Georgia, and had inventory control, financial management, data processing assignment at the Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia, and served as a supply officer on three afloat tours. Rear Admiral Chamberlin received a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Frank Pugliese, of Washington, D.C., has served as the Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service since 1994. In addition to directing extensive procurement and distribution operations, he manages a worldwide fleet of 160,000 vehicles, travel and transportation services, and the reutilization and sale of surplus personal property for military and civilian agencies. Since joining GSA 27 years ago, he has worked in all of the agency's major program areas. He became Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Supply Service (FSS) in 1992. Mr. Pugliese received the Meritorius Presidential Rank Award in 1995, for his reinvention efforts with the FSS and most recently was named "Government Executive of the Year" for Information Technology by Government Computer News magazine. During his tenure as Commissioner, employment levels have dropped 25 percent while FSS today supplies more goods and services than ever before.

Mr. Tim Beyland, of Alexandria, Virginia, is the Team Leader for the Global Power/Global Reach portfolio in the Programs Division in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting. From 1992-1994, he served as Deputy Division

Chief, Contract Support Division at the Pentagon. He was the Program Manager for the Contracting Civilian Career Program at the Civilian Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas from 1988-1992. From 1985-1988, he was a procurement analyst in the Resources and Analysis Division Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. He has also served as a contracting officer at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas. He is a member of the National Contract Management Association and serves on the Air Force Corrections Board for Military Records. Mr. Beyland received a B.A. degree and an M.B.A. degree from Miami University.

The purpose of the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled is to administer the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program, under which supplies and services required by the Government are provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.