MetoKote Corporation Adds Depth to Business Development and Marketing Disciplines

April 19, 2010

LIMA, Ohio, April 19 /PRNewswire/ — MetoKote Corporation announced today it has hired three business development professionals whose responsibilities will focus on leading global growth in coating equipment and application services within critical business sectors. The company also expanded its marketing ranks to provide strategic direction to its communication and marketing initiatives.

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Christoph Goebel, Sales Account Manager

Christoph Goebel has been appointed sales account manager with responsibilities to drive business growth among target customers within Germany. Based in MetoKote’s newest coating facility located in Mannheim, Germany, Mr. Goebel will play an integral role toward increasing the facility’s coating application revenues.

“Christoph comes to MetoKote with nearly 20 years of combined sales and account management experience with leading paint material suppliers including PPG, Rohm and Haas, and Valspar,” stated Paul Kearns, business development director MetoKote Europe. “His deep experience within the German coatings market, and our key industry sectors, makes Christoph an ideal candidate for this position.”

MetoKote’s Mannheim electro-coating (e-coat) complex is scheduled to start production in July, 2010, providing e-coating application services to John Deere.

Kelly Moore, mikroKote(TM) Product Manager

Kelly Moore has joined the company as mikroKote product manager. In this role, Ms. Moore will be responsible for spearheading the international business development and marketing for mikroKote, MetoKote’s newest re-deployable and flexible indexing monorail e-coat system. In addition, she will be in charge of the company’s corporate-level strategic marketing and communication initiatives on a global basis.

“Kelly comes to MetoKote with a solid background in marketing and business development. Her expertise and proven capabilities will provide MetoKote with the momentum needed to successfully launch the mikroKote line and enhance our global communication initiatives,” said MetoKote Global Vice President, Business Development Jeff Oravitz.

Ms. Moore comes from Dana Holding Corporation, a leading supplier of axles; driveshafts; sealing, and thermal-management products. She most recently served as account manager supervising a global sales account valued over $90 million annually. Over her career with Dana, Ms. Moore held positions in marketing, program management, and business development.

Ms. Moore earned her bachelor’s of arts degree from Indiana University – Bloomington and holds a post-graduate diploma from Bowling Green State University. She is also accredited in public relations through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Karen Wang, Sales Account Manager

Karen Wang has been appointed, sales account manager, and will be based at the company’s Cambridge, Ontario, facility. Ms. Wang will be responsible for sales to both new and existing customers in the Toronto and surrounding area.

Prior to joining MetoKote, Ms. Wang spent eight years with BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Seven years were in Canada as sales manager and one year in China as product manager. A highly accomplished sales leader, Ms. Wang was deemed the “Number 1 Business Performance Keeper” for BASF. She also received the “Price Forecast” award for the Asia-Pacific region in 2004 and topped 35 sales and marketing colleagues from 13 countries for achieving record sales valued at $27 million in 2003. Prior to BASF, Ms. Wang spent four years as sales manager for Mitsubishi Corporation Chemical Division.

“Karen has built an impressive track record of growing businesses through establishing successful long term relationships with customers. Karen’s industry experience will be a vital asset as we accelerate the growth of our business in the Canadian market, particularly in the Toronto area,” stated Oravitz.

Ms. Wang holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in Biochemistry from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. Ms. Wang is also bilingual in English and Mandarin and has working knowledge of Japanese and German.

About MetoKote Corporation

MetoKote Corporation, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, serves over 900 customers in over 30 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions to a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus. For more information, please visit: www.metokote.com.

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