Beckhoff Automation Promotes Mark Lewis to Support Manager Position

MINNEAPOLIS, January 23, 2007 - Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that Mark Lewis has been promoted to Support Manager. He will be responsible for managing Beckhoff's technical support, field service and repairs departments at the company's Burnsville, Minn. headquarters.

Lewis, a veteran of over five years at Beckhoff, previously worked for the company as an applications and field service engineer in the Pittsburgh area. There, he created several new field service initiatives to better serve machine builders and end-users of Beckhoff-equipped machinery.

"Choosing Mark as the new Support Manager for Beckhoff Automation is a great step forward for our North American operations," Graham Harris, President of Beckhoff Automation said. "Mark has all the qualities and experience required to lead Beckhoff's rapidly growing technical support groups and will help chart a clear path to even greater customer service excellence."

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.

Please send readers' questions regarding "Beckhoff Automation Support Manager" to:
Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888


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