C&D Technologies Appoints John Sutherby as Director of Marketing Communications for Power Electronics Division

o John Sutherby appointed as Marketing Communications Director
o Responsible for Power Electronics Division's global marketing communications
o Significant electronics industry experience

January 27th, 2006, Mansfield, MA - C&D Technologies (NYSE:CHP) has announced the appointment of John Sutherby as Director of Marketing Communications for the company's Power Electronics Division.

Based at the C&D offices in Mansfield, MA, John will be responsible for managing the Power Electronics Division's global marketing communication activities. Key aspects of the new role will be to further raise the profile of the organization and to communicate the company's products to the market in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and Japan.

John brings many years of global marketing communications experience to C&D Technologies. Prior to taking up this new position, he spent ten years with ITT Industries' Electronics Division as Marketing Communications Director. Key aspects of this role included the management of marketing communications campaigns focused on the aerospace, defense, industrial, communications and transportation markets. Prior to ITT, John held senior positions with C&K Components and Augat/Alcoswitch.

John has a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and is Green Belt certified in accordance with the University of Michigan's Six Sigma Program.

Brian Crowe, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for C&D's Power Electronics Division, states: "Thanks to the rapid expansion of the Power Electronics Division through acquisitions and organic growth, we are reaching more markets with more technologies than ever before. John's role is to ensure effective and consistent communications with all of these global markets, including driving marketing communications activities in China and Japan."

Editor's Note

C&D Technologies, Inc. is a technology company that produces and markets systems for the conversion and storage of electrical power, including telecom/industrial batteries, rectifiers and electronics. This specialized focus has established the company as a leading and valued supplier of products in two major categories - reserve power systems and electronic power supplies. Corporate headquarters are in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA and the company is traded on the NYSE under the symbol 'CHP'.

The Power Electronics Division of C&D Technologies, Inc. has its headquarters in Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, with manufacturing in USA, Mexico, UK and China plus sales locations in the USA, UK, France, Germany, China and Japan. The division designs, manufactures and distributes DC/DC converters, AC/DC power supplies, magnetics, Data Acquisition devices and panel meters, and offers these products in custom, standard and modified-standard variations. These products, which are built to exacting requirements in ISO9000:2000-approved facilities, are typically used worldwide by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) within telecommunications, computing, industrial and other high-tech applications.

In 2004 the product portfolio as well as the global design and manufacturing capabilities of the Power Electronics Division were significantly enhanced as a result of three key acquisitions. In May 2004, C&D acquired UK-based Celab Limited, a designer and manufacturer of power conversion products for military, cable television and high-end telecommunications applications. In June 2004, the company acquired Datel, Inc., a US-based producer of medium-power DC/DC converters, data acquisition products and digital panel meters. In September 2004, C&D completed the acquisition of CPS, the former Power Systems Division of Celestica, Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of DC/DC and AC/DC power supplies.

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