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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                            (Yulee, Florida)
For Immediate Release                                       May 28, 1999
                       BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

The President today announced his intent to appoint William F. Paul and Carl G. Lewis as members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

Mr. Paul, of Trumbull, Connecticut, retired from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 1997 as Chairman and Executive Vice President of International Operations. During his forty-two year tenure with the company he served in many positions, including Senior Vice President and head of the corporation's Defense and Space Group. In 1983, he became President and CEO of UTC's Sikorsky Aircraft. He joined Sikorsky as a blueprint machine operator and rose through a succession of positions including Chief of Design, Chief Engineer, Vice President of Engineering and Programs and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sikorsky. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. In 1987, Mr. Paul developed Macular Degeneration in both eyes and has been a strong advocate of low vision rehabilitation technology and policy. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bridgeport and an M.S degree in structural engineering from Yale University.

Mr. Lewis, of Palatine, Illinois, is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Architecture/Building Research Council. Previously, Mr. Lewis worked as a Visual Information Specialist, for the Air Force Intelligence Service, where he prepared briefings for representatives of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the White House, developed and implemented policies and procedures, and supported strategic decision making processes. He has worked as an Architectural Research Specialist for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, in the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. Mr. Lewis received both his B.S. in Architectural Studies, and the Master of Architecture, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was awarded the "Excellence in Teaching Award" from the University of Illinois in 1993. He completed his Design Thesis at the Holistic Wellness Center, in Butano Creek, California.

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is an independent federal agency with a governing board of 25 members. The Access Board establishes minimum guidelines for accessibility under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Board also provides technical assistance on architectural, transportation, and communications access.