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IDG's InfoWorld Names Lifetime Products' John Bowden One of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs for 2008

IDG's InfoWorld Names Lifetime Products' John Bowden One of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs for 2008

CLEARFIELD, Utah, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifetime Products Inc. announced today that IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers, has named Lifetime's own Chief Technology Officer, John Bowden, as one of InfoWorld's Top 25 Chief Technology Officers for 2008.

The honor bestowed on Bowden and his team was awarded based on the ongoing deployment of "thin clients" throughout Lifetime's global IT network. The clients are a system of streamlined desktop computers that allows all global users to have the appropriate computer desktop experience, while protecting all of Lifetime's intellectual property by housing all software, information and networking systems on one set of servers in Utah.

Bowden, 38, has been with Lifetime for 14 years, and has brought many cutting-edge systems and business technologies to the consumer goods manufacturer.

"John does an outstanding job of aligning our IT capabilities with business direction and needs," said Richard Hendrickson, president of Lifetime. "He keeps our system safe, fast and virus free. John is exceptional when it comes to understanding how the latest technology can support our company goals and direction."

Every year since 2001, InfoWorld has honored senior IT executives who have demonstrated leadership within their companies and in the IT community. Bowden and his team fit that bill.

"This year's honorees showed how a savvy CTO can make a huge difference in leading their business to success, whether in creating a world-class product or making a critical business priority happen the right way," said Galen Gruman, executive editor of InfoWorld. "We were struck by how the best CTOs combined solid, strategic technology thinking with management prowess to make their successes happen."

The InfoWorld CTO 25 feature, including InfoWorld's expert reporting and analysis, appears online at http://www.infoworld.com/5265 .

Lifetime Products, Inc.

Lifetime Products, Inc., has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to create a family of affordable lifestyle products that feature superior strength and durability. The world's leading manufacturer of folding tables and chairs, Lifetime was founded in 1986 as the maker of portable basketball systems that revolutionized the industry with patented technology. With new offerings such as outdoor sheds and steel utility trailers, Lifetime continues to develop innovative products that outfit the lifestyles of today's Americans.

For more information about Lifetime, a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah, visit http://www.lifetime.com/ or contact Communications Director Phil Mickey at (801) 728-1239 or e-mail [email protected].

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com/ .

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com/ .

Lifetime Products Inc.

CONTACT: Phil Mickey, Communications Director, Lifetime Products Inc.,
+1-801-728-1239, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.lifetime.com/

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