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Ultracap Manufacturer Appoints VP of Operations

Maxwell Technologies, (www.maxwell.com) has appointed George Kreigler III vice president, operations, with global responsibility for BOOSTCAP ultracapacitor production. His responsibilities include overseeing the company's recently announced offshore manufacturing activities in China.

Kreigler, 53, has more than 30 years of high technology operations management experience, including supervision of multiple large-scale offshore manufacturing facilities. He spent the past eight years with Quantum Corporation, most recently as corporate senior vice president and general manager of the $300 million annual revenue Quantum Storage Systems business unit. Previously, he was vice president, manufacturing systems for Read-Rite Corporation, and before that spent 12 years in senior operations and engineering positions with disk drive manufacturer Maxtor Corporation.

Dr. Richard Balanson, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer, said that Kreigler's deep and diverse manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and offshore production experience give him ideal credentials to lead the company's ultracapacitor capacity expansion ramp to keep pace with multi-million-unit annual demand Maxwell expects in coming years.

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