Emitec Names Claus Bruestle North American President

Apr 11, 2008, 01:00 ET from Emitec Inc.

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Emitec Inc. has appointed
 Claus Bruestle president of North American operations, effective April 1,
 2008. With key technical experience at Porsche AG, Mercury Marine and
 Schaeffler KG, Bruestle brings more than 25 years of automotive and marine
 powertrain engineering and leadership expertise to Emitec.
     "We are very pleased to have Mr. Bruestle join our North American
 operations," said Wolfgang Maus, CEO, Emitec GmbH. "His knowledge of
 powertrain engineering, coupled with his track record of fostering growth
 and good business relationships will make him a valuable asset."
     Bruestle succeeds current president, Mike Kerby, who has been elected
 to the newly created position of strategic development officer. In this key
 role, Kerby will ensure a seamless executive transition and the continued
 high level of service and quality Emitec customers expect.
     With his deep understanding of Emitec's exhaust aftertreatment and
 evaporative emissions technologies, Bruestle will be a driving force in
 providing strategic and innovative emission solutions for Emitec's current
 and potential customers. Bruestle will work out of Emitec's North American
 headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.
     Before joining Emitec, Bruestle served at Schaeffler KG as vice
 president, research and development Engine Systems Division INA, Germany,
 where he was responsible for worldwide product development activities.
     Prior to this position, he served for five years as vice president,
 research and development at Mercury Marine, United States, where he was
 responsible for all worldwide product development activities and
 methodologies of engines, transmissions and electronics.
     Additionally, Bruestle demonstrated his leadership and engineering
 skills through 16 years in various management positions at Porsche AG,
 Germany, where he specialized in new engine concepts and their
 industrialization, high-performance and racing engine development, and
 advanced powertrain engineering.
     His professional career started as an application and development
 engineer at Garrett AiResearch in the United States and Germany, developing
 turbocharging systems for European OEMs.
     Bruestle is a graduate of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and
 holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering.
     About Emitec
     Emitec GmbH is the leading designer and manufacturer of metallic
 substrates METALIT(R) and diesel PM-METALIT(R) for exhaust gas
 aftertreatment and evaporative emissions. Its METALIT(R) products are used
 by nearly every major automaker worldwide. Founded in 1986, Emitec is
 headquartered in Lohmar, Germany and currently holds more than 1,700
 international patents. The company's North American operations, Emitec
 Inc., are headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich. Manufacturing facilities are
 located in Fountain Inn, S.C., Lohmar and Eisenach, Germany, and Pune,
 India. http://www.emitec.com

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