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K-TEK Expands Product Management Team to Handle Innovative Family of Level Measurement Instrumentation

K-TEK Expands Product Management Team to Handle Innovative Family of Level Measurement Instrumentation
Prairieville, LA (April 10, 2006) - K-TEK, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art instrumentation for liquid level measurement now celebrating 30 years of manufacturing excellence, today announced the expansion of the product management team for the company's complete line of point and continuous level measurement products. The product management group now includes Robert Hotard, Product Manager for Magnetostrictive and Guided Wave Radar Products; Winston Landymore, Product Manager for Capacitance and Vibrating Fork Products; and Ivo Radanov, Product Manager for Laser and Ultrasonic Products. Each product manager is responsible for managing the entire life cycle of the product line, including strategic planning, specifying market requirements based on industry experience and contact with customers, and tactical product launch activities.

Robert Hotard, Product Manager for Magnetostrictive and Guided Wave Radar Products, has 14 years experience in the manufacture and marketing of level gauges, transmitters, and switches. Prior to his work as Product Manager, he served in a variety of manufacturing and service roles at K-TEK, overseeing production of electronic transmitters and switches, as well as developing new manufacturing techniques and training customers. Mr. Hotard graduated from International Technical Institute with a specialization in Industrial Instrumentation.

Winston Landymore, Product Manager for Capacitance and Vibrating Fork Products, has 13 years experience in the process instrumentation field. He has held sales and marketing positions at such companies as John H. Carter Co. and Breard-Gardner, Inc., handling a variety of flow, level, temperature, and pressure measurement products. Mr. Landymore has a degree in Marketing/Advertising from Louisiana State University (LSU).

Ivo Radanov, Product Manager for Laser and Ultrasonic Products, has over 20 years experience in R&D, product development, and manufacturing of control devices and instrumentation. Prior to K-TEK, he held several positions as R&D Engineer (circuit design and embedded software), as well as Production and Development Engineer at LaserM, and Factory Engineer at Legend Performance Technology. Mr. Radanov has a BSc degree in Electronics and Information Technology and has done graduate work in control devices and robotics systems.

"Our product managers are the internal and external evangelists for our level measurement products, working closely with engineering, manufacturing, sales, and marketing," stated Kevin Hambrice, Director of Marketing and Customer Service at K-TEK. "Their unique blend of technical skills and market savvy provide the drive that makes our innovative products a reality. As a result, K-TEK leads the market in innovation and customer satisfaction."

About K-TEK
K-TEK is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art level measurement instrumentation for liquid detection. Founded in 1975, the company is now celebrating 30 years of manufacturing excellence. K-TEK pioneered the KM26 magnetic level gauge with extruded outlets and continues to set the pace in the industry with such innovations as AccuTrak, the first Fieldbus-compatible magnetostrictive level transmitter, and SureShot, the first low cost, all digital design laser level and distance transmitter. The company also manufactures magnetostrictive level transmitters, guided wave radar transmitters, RF capacitance transmitters, ultrasonic transmitters, and a full line of point level switches, plumb bob devices, and field controllers. K-TEK's products are used in over 250,000 installations worldwide in such applications as chemical processing, oil and gas production, pulp and paper processing, plastics manufacturing, mining and construction, food and beverage manufacturing, and power generation.
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