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Eriez Appoints Guenthardt President and CEO

Lukas Guenthardt

Eriez Chairman Richard Merwin has announced the appointment of Lukas Guenthardt to the position of President and CEO. Eriez selected Guenthardt to fill this leadership role when Timothy Shuttleworth retired after serving as the company's president and CEO since 2004.

Guenthardt joined the Eriez Board of Directors in 2011 and was named executive vice president of global strategy and development in 2014.

Merwin said, "Lukas is an accomplished global executive with a proven track record. His years of experience managing our global subsidiaries have prepared him well for success as our new President and CEO to lead Eriez' strong position and growth opportunities in key industrial markets, including food processing, pharmaceutical, mining, chemicals, paper, rubber and metals recycling."

Prior to joining Eriez, Guenthardt was with K-Tron International for 20 years, serving in various executive capacities. He started in K-Tron's research and development department and then relocated to Switzerland to direct European and Asian operations. Guenthardt later moved back to the United States to head K-Tron's strategy and acquisition activities and subsequently was named president of K-Tron's Size Reduction Group.

Guenthardt earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from The University of Basel and a Master of Science in management from Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For more information contact:

Eriez Manufacturing Co.

2200 Asbury Road

Erie, PA 16506

800-345-4946 / 814-835-6000

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