Norbert Hauser named as Kontron's Vice President of Marketing

Focus on globalization

Eching, Germany, February 8, 2006: Effective January 1, 2006, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Norbert Hauser, previously responsible for marketing for the EMEA region, has taken charge of global marketing initiatives for Kontron AG as Vice President of Marketing. With this newly created position, Kontron is paving the way towards a globally-orientated corporate structure.

Mr. Hauser's focus is on intensifying Kontron's presence in regional and vertical emerging markets, and consolidating Kontron's branding in its established markets as one of the world's leading manufacturers of embedded and mobile rugged computer technology. As Vice President of Marketing, Mr. Hauser reports directly to CEO Hannes Niederhauser. He will continue to promote the integration of marketing and communications activities, and intensify and optimize cooperation between the marketing teams in EMEA (European-Middle East-Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific), and North America in order to create global synergies.

About Kontron

Kontron AG is a worldwide leading manufacturer of embedded computer technology and robust solutions for mobile use. It supplies leading OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in a wide variety of market segments such as data and telecommunications, automation, measurement and control technology, traffic engineering, medical and military technology, as well as aviation and energy. Kontron's goal is to enable customers to significantly reduce their time to market and to create clear competitive advantages through products such as high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, HMIs, and mobile computers. Kontron employs over 2,300 people worldwide with production facilities in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 with the company symbol "KBC". Kontron is the only company based in Europe which has premier status in the Intel® Communications Alliance and, thus, has early access to leading Intel technologies and preferred engineering support. For more information about Kontron, visit the company's website:

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