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Management Promotions at SM Cyclo

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February 20, 2007—Donald J. Brownrigg was promoted to CEO/president for SM-Cyclo of Canada.

Brownrigg has worked in the power transmission industry for the past 35 years, including 15 years at SM-Cyclo in various sales, marketing and operations positions. Brownrigg began at the company in 1991 as Canadian general sales manager when the company was a subsidiary of Sumitomo Machinery Corp. In 1996, he was promoted to international operations manager and worked out of the SMA headquarters in Chesapeake, VA. He returned to Canada in 2001 to accept the position of COO/president of SM-Cyclo.

"We are pleased that we have an executive of Don’s caliber to take this important position and continue SM-Cyclo’s forward momentum," says Nobuhiko Kawamura, general manager of international sales and marketing for Sumitomo Drive Technologies’ PTC Group. "Don has been in the power transmission industry for more than three decades. His combination of managerial skills and technical knowledge will be vital to SM-Cyclo’s continued success."