Freudenberg-NOK CEO Accepts New Position Dr. Mohsen Sohi to Join the Management Board of Freudenberg & Co.

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Freudenberg & Co. announced today that effective May 1, 2010, Dr. Mohsen Sohi will join the Management Board of Freudenberg & Co. On July 1, 2010, Dr. Sohi will take over from Jorg Sost, who will be retiring. In his new role, Dr. Sohi will be responsible for the global portfolio of Sealing businesses.

To assume this role, Dr. Sohi will leave his current role as the CEO of Freudenberg-NOK, a joint venture company between Freudenberg of Germany and NOK Corporation of Japan. Dr. Sohi has been the CEO of Freudenberg-NOK since March of 2003. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Global Store Automation business of NCR Corporation. Prior to NCR, Dr. Sohi held various management roles of increasing responsibility at AlliedSignal and Honeywell Corporations. His latest responsibility at Honeywell was as the President of Honeywell Electronic Materials business.

Freudenberg is a family company offering its customers technically challenging and advice-intensive product solutions and services. The Freudenberg Group is first and foremost a supplier specializing in seals and vibration control technology, nonwovens, filtration, lubricants and release agents as well as mechatronic products.

The end-user can find modern Freudenberg household products in retail stores under the brand names of vileda®, O'Cedar® and Wettex®. And especially for mid-size companies Freudenberg develops software solutions and IT-services.

The Freudenberg Group employs about 33,000 people in 52 countries and generated sales of more than 5 billion Euro in 2008. Further information is available on www.freudenberg.com

About Freudenberg-NOK

Founded in 1989, Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership based in Plymouth, Michigan, is known as the world-leading manufacturer of precision-manufactured products for a variety of markets, including automotive, aerospace, appliance, diesel engine, agriculture and construction, marine, healthcare and medical, off-highway equipment, oil and gas, recreational vehicles and semiconductor markets.

Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership is the Americas joint venture between Freudenberg and Company in Germany and NOK Corporation in Japan. Together, Freudenberg and NOK Group Companies make up the world's largest producer of elastomeric seals and custom molded products. Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership has annual revenues approaching $800 million.

For additional information, please visit us at www.freudenberg-nok.com.

SOURCE Freudenberg-NOK



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