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Beckhoff Automation, LLC - Savage, MN

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Beckhoff Automation Appoints New Product Training Director

Press release date: Oct 11, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, October 11, 2005 - Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that Tim Blaeser has been hired as Product Training Director at the company's Burnsville, Minn. headquarters. Blaeser will be responsible for writing course material, directly teaching customer classes and class scheduling. The main topics Blaeser will teach include TwinCAT software programming in the areas of Maintenance, PLC Basic and Advanced NC (numerical control).

"Over the past 12 months, Beckhoff has had an increase in demand on our North American training resources by over 100 percent," said Graham Harris, President, Beckhoff Automation. "Now is the perfect time to bring in Tim as our technical training director to most effectively meet this rapid increase while also helping shape the future direction of Beckhoff training procedures in North America."

Prior to accepting this new position, Blaeser served at Lisec America Inc. in Eagan Minn. as a controls engineer and installation coordinator for all of the company's new glass fabrication installations in the US. He also has extensive technical training and instruction experience as a Senior Training Engineer for UNICO Inc. in Franksville, Wis. Blaeser trained customers around the world in the installation and maintenance of diverse microprocessor-controlled servo systems.

Blaeser also has military command experience as Officer in Charge at Kuwait City International Airport in 2004. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Contact information for Tim Blaeser and Beckhoff Automation Product Training is:

Tim Blaeser Product Training Director Beckhoff Automation LLC 12150 Nicollet Ave S. Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone: (952) 890-0000 Fax: (952) 890-2888 Email: t.blaeser@beckhoff.com

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in 50 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Please send readers' questions regarding "New Beckhoff Automation Product Training Director" to:

Beckhoff Automation LLC 12150 Nicollet Ave. S Burnsville, MN 55337 Phone: 952-890-0000 Fax: 952-890-2888 e-mail: beckhoff.usa@beckhoff.com

Media contact: Shane Novacek Beckhoff Automation LLC. Phone: 952-808-6515 Fax: 952-890-2888 s.novacek@beckhoff.com www.beckhoffautomation.com