ECHING, Germany, October 11, 2005 - Ulrich Gehrmann (47) has been a member of the Management Board of Kontron AG since 2000 with operational responsibility for EMEA. Now Mr. Gehrmann has been promoted to Vice Chairman of Kontron AG. Effective October 11, 2005, Mr. Gehrmann will be responsible as CFO.
"Ulrich Gehrmann has done an excellent job for Kontron these past years. We are proud that the Supervisory Board appreciates his engagement in this way," says Hannes Niederhauser, Chairman of the Management Board.
Mr. Gehrmann takes over finance from Mr. Charles Newcomb. Over the past year, Kontron´s plan to consider a NASDAQ listing have changed and its commitment to remain solely listed in Germany diminishes the role of Mr. Newcomb - who accordingly plans to leave the company for personal reasons after many years of dedicated and successful contributions.
A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the: communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, test and measurement, encryption security, engineering data acquisition, oil and gas, and public safety markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces and mobile rugged computers. Kontron employs more than 1,900 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". Kontron is a Premier Member with the Intel Communications Alliance. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.
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