S&C Electric Company Appoints Kyle Seymour as New President

         S&C Electric Company Appoints Kyle Seymour as New President

S&C Board Member Will Lead Ongoing Innovation of Power Delivery Solutions

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&C Electric Company, a smart grid
leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces the appointment
of Kyle Seymour as S&C president. Seymour, who has served on S&C's board of
directors since 2010, succeeds John Estey, who will continue to serve full
time as S&C's executive chairman. Seymour and Estey will work closely together
to ensure a smooth, stable transition for customers and employees.

Seymour brings extensive leadership and manufacturing experience to S&C. He
most recently served as president and CEO of XTEK, Inc., an employee-owned
manufacturer of heavy-duty mechanical components for steel rolling mill drives
and overhead cranes. Seymour has held this role for 11 years.Similar to S&C,
XTEK brings industry-leading products developed for application in extremely
demanding environments to customers worldwide. 

"Electric power systems are essential to economic vitality and quality of
life, and I am honored to lead a company with a century-long history of
innovating solutions to the most challenging power delivery problems," says
Seymour."S&C is inventing some of the best products and solutions to meet
21^st century demands, and I look forward to continuing that tradition." 

Beyond significant leadership experience, Seymour shares a commitment to
employee ownership, as well as S&C's mission of developing and manufacturing
reliable products and delivering integrated solutions that provide the best
long-term value to S&C's customers.

"I believe Kyle not only understands, but very much values the unique culture,
history and guiding principles that have helped make S&C a success. Kyle has
my unqualified support," says Estey.

"Whether it's grid automation technology, energy storage systems, or
traditional switching and protection solutions– to name a few—our customers
want grid technology that provides better reliability while increasing grid
efficiency and capacity.Reliability and efficiency are critical in our
digital world," says Seymour.

Seymour has also served on the board of directors of Hardinge, Inc., and as
Chairman of the AGMA Foundation. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business
Administration degree from Harvard. Seymour also served five years in the U.S.
Navy, during which time he earned the equivalent of a master's degree in
nuclear engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School.

As executive chairman, Estey will focus on S&C customers around the world and
external stakeholders including industry organizations, community relations,
and legislators and regulators whose policies greatly affect the power

About S&C Electric Company
S&C, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is applying its heritage of innovation to
address challenges facing the world's power grids and is thus shaping the
future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is
to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the
improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid.
Additional information about S&C is available at www.sandc.com.

Monica Charleston

SOURCE S&C Electric Company

Website: http://www.sandc.com
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