Edwards Boosts Local US Presence and Enhances Expertise in Application Solutions

  Edwards Boosts Local US Presence and Enhances Expertise in Application

 Three New Experienced Regional Appointments Will Deliver Value-Added Service
               and Practical Customer Vacuum Process Solutions

Business Wire

NIAGARA, New York -- July 25, 2013

Edwards Group Limited (NASDAQ: EVAC), a leading manufacturer of sophisticated
vacuum products and abatement systems and a global provider of related
value-added services, today announced the addition of three new senior U.S.
team members, each experts in the practical application of vacuum technology
in manufacturing processes.

These three new team members demonstrate Edwards’ ongoing commitment to
providing customers with highly trained and knowledgeable account managers and
technical support. They will be focused on delivering practical solutions and
approaching each customer challenge with personal insight and application
experience. Each will be supported by Edwards’ global technology and service
teams, leveraging the expertise and track record of the world’s largest vacuum
and abatement solutions provider.

Tom Burke has been appointed to lead the Central Region team and brings to the
role significant experience in industrial manufacturing. Most recently he has
been involved in Edward’s game-changing work in steel degassing technology,
along with a background of over 12 years with the Tuthill Corporation as dry
pump sales manager and Midwest regional sales manager.

Ron Hawranko joins Edwards with 26 years of experience to manage key accounts
across the Eastern Region and brings many years of delivering practical
solutions to customers, including most recently as a sales engineer working
directly on vacuum applications for a measurement company.

Dave Deiwert has joined Edwards as a key account manager for many of the
Midwestern states, and has longstanding vacuum technology expertise together
with managing customer loyalty and satisfaction programs. He brings particular
expertise from his prior role at Vacuum Instrument Corporation in Dayton,

“We are thrilled to have three exceptional professionals joining the Edwards’
team to help us support our customer partnerships,” said Lisa Gagnon, general
vacuum sales director - Americas. “Edwards is committed to investing in the
U.S. and providing experienced resources to key local geographies. This is the
best way of ensuring we remain close to our customers, understanding their
particular needs and allowing them to receive the best support and insight
quickly and efficiently.”

Edwards has made significant investment in its North American business,
including expanding its headquarters in Niagara, New York, along with
investing in local support and customer service. Edwards brings an
unparalleled level of application knowledge to assist customers where the use
of vacuum technology is a key enabler in their manufacturing processes.

For further information about Edwards please visit www.edwardsvacuum.com.


Rebecca Walder
+44 (0) 1293 603103
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