180 Connect Inc. appoints new Chief Operating Officer


    Stock Symbol: TSX: NCT.U

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - 180 Connect Inc. ("180 Connect" or the
"Company"), one of North America's largest providers of installation,
integration and fulfillment services to the home entertainment, communication,
and home integration service industries today announced the appointment of
Mark Burel to the position of Chief Operating Officer based in the Company's
Denver Corporate Offices. Mr. Burel's appointment is effective August 1, 2007.
    "We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the 180 Connect management team,"
stated Mr. Peter Giacalone, President and Chief Executive Officer of 180
Connect. "Mark is the strongest operating executive we met. He brings
extensive experience in working in the services environment. Mark is a
hands-on leader and most recently managed a company with a national home
improvement services platform, serving approximately 1.5 million customers
annually from over 60 locations with 4,500 employees, 2,800 of whom were
technicians," continued Mr. Giacalone. "With the level of experience and
discipline Mark brings, we look forward to his participation and valuable
experience in the execution of our strategy as we develop a strong track
record of world class customer service, consistent earnings performance and
cash generation."
    Mr. Burel brings over 25 years of senior operations management experience
in the North American business market. He served from 2002-2006 as President
and Chief Operating Officer of American Residential Services, a subsidiary of
The ServiceMaster Company. Previously, Mr. Burel served from 1995-2001 as Vice
President, Product Service Operations for Montgomery Ward/GE Capital. In
addition, he served in several senior executive roles with Tenneco Inc. from
1989-1994 and as Director, Operations, Worldwide Engineering CASE when he left
that company. Mr. Burel also served from 1981-1989 in several operations and
financial management positions for General Electric Company and as the Region
Operations Manager when he left that company.

    180 Connect Inc.

    180 Connect Inc. is one of North America's largest providers of
installation, integration and fulfillment services to the home entertainment,
communications and home integration service industries. With more than 4,000
skilled technicians and 750 support personnel based in over 85 operating
locations, 180 Connect is well positioned as the only pure play national
residential service provider in the market. 180 Connect Inc. shares are traded
under the name of 180 Connect Inc. on the TSX under the symbol NCT.U.
    For Information please contact Investor Relations or visit our website at

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For further information:

For further information: Director Investor Relations: Claudia A. Di
Maio, 180 Connect Inc., TEL: (866) 995-8888, DIRECT LINE: (416) 930-7710,
EMAIL: cdimaio@180connect.net

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