Bell Microproducts Appoints William Meyer as Executive Vice President and CFO

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 6 /CNW/ -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq:   BELM),
one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing
technology, today announced it has appointed William Meyer as executive vice
president and chief financial officer.  Meyer will be responsible for all
finance operations at Bell Microproducts, including accounting, tax, treasury,
internal controls and management of the financial functions associated with
the company's various divisions around the world. Meyer assumes the CFO role
previously held by Jim Illson, who remains the company's president of the
Americas and chief operating officer.
    Meyer brings more than twenty years of technology finance leadership
experience to Bell Microproducts.  Prior to joining the company, he served as
managing director at the highly respected financial consulting firm Financial
Intelligence LLC. Over the past several months, Meyer has been working with
Bell Microproducts in an interim management capacity to assist with accounting
and financial matters.  His experience at Financial Intelligence has included
leading financial consulting teams for major customer engagements, directing
implementation of revenue recognition policies, and other financial and
accounting consulting activities. Prior to Financial Intelligence, Meyer
served in financial leadership roles for a number of publicly and
privately-held technology companies.  Most recently, he was the executive vice
president and CFO for BroadVision, Inc., where he was responsible for all
finance, legal, IT and operations functions.  He has held similar positions at
Phoenix Technologies, inSilicon Corporation, Mainsoft Corporation and
Microprose/Spectrum Holobyte.
    "Bill has a wealth of experience and a stellar track record as a
financial executive in the high tech industry, and we are excited to welcome
him to the Bell Microproducts management team," noted Don Bell, Bell
Microproducts' president and CEO. "We have gotten to know Bill over the past
several months as he worked with our finance team and senior management.  His
depth of knowledge in accounting matters and industry experience will be a
tremendous help in our financial management moving forward."
    "I am proud to be joining an experienced management team that has built a
world-class storage distribution business," said Meyer. "I've had a unique
opportunity to learn the business and work with the team for several months
now, and I believe it is an excellent fit.  I look forward to the challenges
and opportunities ahead as we strive to further Bell Microproducts' leadership
    Meyer is a CPA, and received his B.S. in Business Administration from
California State University, Sacramento.
    About Bell Microproducts Inc.
    Bell Microproducts [NASDAQ:   BELM] is an international, value-added
distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services,
including storage systems, servers, software, computer components and
peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services.  An
industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Fortune 1000 company
is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.  In
2006, the company celebrated the sale of its 50 millionth hard disk drive,
setting a significant industry milestone.
    Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and
application expertise to service a broad range of information technology
needs.  From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of
integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated,
tested and certified system solutions.  More information can be found in the
company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at

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