Sylvia Wetzel Selected as Recipient of 2007 Influential Woman in Business Award

St. Charles, IL - October 8, 2007 - Bison Gear is pleased to announce that Sylvia Wetzel, Corporate Training Manager for Bison Gear, and Vice President of Bullock Properties, has been named one of 22 "Influential Women in Business" for 2007 by the National Association of Women Business Owners - Chicago Area Chapter and the Business Ledger. Sylvia joined Bison in 1994 where her career has encompassed Marketing, Information Technology, International Strategy and Corporate Training and Development. She has taken primary day to day responsibility for the Skilled Workforce Initiative Training and Internship Program developed by Bison Gear in cooperation with local colleges, development organizations and manufacturers. Sylvia is also President of BisonCares, the 501 (C) 3 nonprofit charitable foundation supported by Bison Gear & Engineering, its employees and others in the community.

The Influential Women in Business awards will be presented at a recognition luncheon on Wednesday, October 24, 11:15 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. at the Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn, IL. Comcast news anchor and producer Lisa Aprati will be the emcee for the event.

About Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Founded in 1960, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications worldwide. Bison's strong engineering tradition and designs, based on Robusticity(TM) principles, offer products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison employs over 220 associates in its St. Charles, Illinois facility which produces gearmotors and reducers in parallel shaft and right angle configurations, as well as AC and DC motors, for applications where dependability and long lifetimes are important.

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