Beckhoff Automation Canada Hires New Sales Manager for Southwestern Ontario

GUELPH, Ontario, January 9, 2007 - Beckhoff Automation Canada is pleased to announce that Calvin Wallace has been hired as Regional Sales Manager for Southwestern Ontario. Wallace will provide direct sales support to Beckhoff customers located in an area that extends from Windsor to Guelph.

Wallace has over 15 years of automation and controls experience throughout Ontario. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Axiom Technologies, he managed several automation vendors' product lines, including Siemens and Phoenix Contact.

"By adding Calvin to our team, Beckhoff Canada has substantially increased the talent available to serve the company's rapidly growing customer base in Southwestern Ontario," said Joe Ottenhof, Regional Manager, Beckhoff Automation Canada. "His many years of controls and manufacturing experience has been put to immediate use in this vibrant manufacturing region."

Wallace is a graduate of Fanshawe College in London, ON with an Electronics Technician degree specializing in Robotics and Process Control.

Contact information for Calvin Wallace and Beckhoff Automation, Southwestern Ontario Sales is:

Calvin Wallace
Regional Sales Manager, Southwestern Ontario
Beckhoff Automation Canada
Phone: (519) 451-8572
Fax: (519) 455-1417

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 more than 60 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.


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