Tricon Announces New President and CEO

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Tricon Industries, Inc., an Illinois-based leading supplier of solutions for precision plastic insert molded components as well as industrial brazing materials, has announced the appointment of John J. (Jay) Winkler to the position of President and CEO.

Tricon Industries, Inc., Downers Grove, Illinois, a world leading processor of precision plastic insert molded components, announced that John J. (Jay) Winkler has assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2008. In this role, Jay directs the manufacturing, engineering, marketing, sales and service operations of Tricon Industries' and its electromechanical and brazing alloys divisions as well as the company's operations in Mexico, and its strategic partnerships within Europe.

Jay brings the valuable experience of many years with Tricon Industries to his new position. He previously served the company for nine years as Controller and for four years as Vice President of International Operations, where he was instrumental in dramatically expanding the company's ability to serve global markets.

Recently, Jay shared his views on the company and its future, "Tricon blends global company capabilities with local family company values, dedication and flexibility. We are a hard-working group of professionals who will do whatever we can to make our customers successful. My goal is to continue to expand our customer base by bringing our solution-oriented engineering and manufacturing to new markets and new regions. Jay added, "By providing customers with exceptional quality, delivery and pricing competitiveness, Tricon will be even more capable of helping customers overcome their challenges and maintain our position as a 'go to' supplier."

Jay, a Chicago native, and his family live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

About Tricon Industries, Inc.:
Tricon Industries, Inc., is a solutions oriented company with manufacturing operations in the US and Mexico. The company's custom engineered products include plastic insert molded components/assemblies, precision stampings and engineered brazing materials. Tricon is a major supplier into the Automotive & Transportation, Carbide Tooling, Construction, Lighting and Appliance markets. Tricon is a Woman-Owned Business certified to TS16949 & ISO9001 Standards.

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