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Belvac Announces New European Director of Business Operations

10/08/12

Lynchburg, Va. – Sept 18, 2012

Belvac Production Machinery, a manufacturer of high-speed production machinery for the can making and the plastic container industries, has announced that effective October 1, 2012 Fabio Magnoni, currently Director-Sales, Belvac Europe will assume the role of Director, Business Operations, Belvac Europe. Mr. Magnoni will direct the sales, supply chain, distribution, and marketing operations, and implement quality policies for the Belvac Europe Headquarters in Plzen, Czech Republic and the Belvac Dubai distribution , stocking and service training centers.

Mr. Magnoni joined Belvac in March 2011. Previously Mr. Magnoni worked as Managing Director of Italy branch office of Euro M&C Packaging Machinery S.r.l. for seven years, overseeing the USA, Central & South America. Mr. Magnoni has over 20 years experience in international packaging industry applications. Mr. Magnoni has received diplomas in Industrial Electronics from Instituto Tecnico Industirale Statale Milan, Italy, Undergraduate Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut and Master Sales & Marketing, G. Ziemacki Consulting Group, Ancona, Italy.

Geoff Bowlin, Director of European Operations since 2002 will assume a newly created role of Sr. Director-Europe and Mid East Customer Relations through his planned retirement date of December 31, 2012.

"These changes are in alignment with Belvac’s Strategic Direction to create better coverage of our customer base and provide for long term depth in management of Belvac Production Machinery, Inc.", said Rick Steigerwald, President of Belvac.