RACO Hires New Director of Engineering and Manufacturing

RACO Hires New Director of Engineering and Manufacturing

Director Will Oversee Engineering Departments and New Business Development

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RACO Manufacturing and
Engineering Company Inc., a leading provider of remote monitoring, reporting
and control devices, has announced today the addition of a new director of
engineering and manufacturing. Michael Jammal, former program manager at
Rockwell Automation, joins the RACO team and will oversee engineering and
engineering-related departments, as well as new business growth and
development.

Michael fulfills the responsibility for two key functional areas in his new
role as director of engineering and manufacturing: Leading and overseeing the
growth and development of profitable new business while managing engineering
functions and manufacturing. Michael Jammal will report directly to Connie
Brown, president of RACO.

"Michael is a motivated and enthusiastic engineering professional, and we are
thrilled to welcome him to the RACO team," said Brown. "His unique mix of
marketing, manufacturing and engineering experience will directly impact our
product development and the support of our business partners."

Jammal brings more than 30 years of engineering experience to his new role at
RACO, most recently with a seven-year tenure at Rockwell Automation as a
program manager, where he was responsible for managing commercial
relationships with third-party companies. Michael has a master's degree in
engineering management from Northeastern University, and his extensive
professional career spans three decades in electronics at Honeywell
Information Systems, Modicon, Schneider Electric and most recently at Rockwell
Automation. He has extensive engineering, manufacturing and marketing
experience to help RACO with product extensions and new designs, and to extend
the company into new markets and industry segments.

James Brown, RACO

800-722-6999

jbrown@racoman.com

About RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Company

For more than 60 years and with more than 60,000 installations, RACO
Manufacturing and Engineering Co. of Emeryville, Calif., has provided
municipalities, industry and government with a wide variety of high-quality,
reliable remote communications systems and RTUs for data logging, alarm
autodialing, remote monitoring, reporting and control. For more information,
contact RACO at 1400 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608; Ph: 800-722-6999; Fax:
510-658-3153; email: sales@racoman.com; or visit racoman.com

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