ATS Automation Tooling Systems' Shareholders Elect New Director at Annual Meeting |

ATS Automation Tooling Systems' Shareholders Elect New Director at Annual Meeting

September 132005
CAMBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. today
announced that William Biggar has been elected to the Board of Directors at
the Company's annual meeting of shareholders late yesterday afternoon in

Mr. Biggar is Managing Director of Richardson Capital Limited, a Canadian
private equity firm. Mr. Biggar is an experienced business executive with more
than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Richardson Capital, he held
senior management positions with MI Developments Inc, Magna International Inc.
and Cambridge Shopping Centres. He is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor
of Commerce degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Biggar joins an experienced Board that includes Larry Tapp, former
Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business; Richard Campbell, President of
Seacoast Consulting and a former senior executive of Black & Decker; Robert
Ferchat, retired Chairman and CEO of Bell Mobility; Peter Janson, former
Chairman and CEO of the North American Operations of AMEC Inc.; Robert Luba,
President of Luba Financial Inc. and previously, President and CEO of Royal
Bank Investment Management; and, Ron Jutras, President and CEO of ATS.

Robert Tivy, a Director of ATS since 1992 and a key advisor to the
founder of ATS during the 1980s, retired from the Board but was appointed
Director Emeritus in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the
Company's development. Mr. Tivy has more than 40 years of business experience
earned while holding senior positions with General Telephone and Electronics
and Black and Decker and will remain an important source of knowledge and
insight for the Board.

About ATS
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. ( is the
industry's leading designer and producer of turn-key automated manufacturing
and test systems, which are used primarily by multinational corporations
operating in a variety of industries including: automotive,
computer/electronics, healthcare, and consumer products. ATS is also an
emerging leader in the rapidly growing market for solar energy cells and
modules. The Company also makes precision components and subassemblies using
its own custom-built manufacturing systems, process knowledge and automation
technology. ATS employs approximately 4,200 people at 26 manufacturing
facilities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The
Company's shares are traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
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