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Yokogawa Appoints Chester Mroz Head of North American Business

Yokogawa Appoints Chester Mroz Head of North American Business

March 30, 2011 - Yokogawa Electric announces that Chester J. Mroz will become the President and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America. In this position, Mr. Mroz will be responsible for overseeing all Yokogawa business operations in North America. With his experience and reputation as a strong leader in the industrial automation industry, Yokogawa is well positioned to expand its business in the North American market.

Mr. Mroz’s professional career covers a broad range of engineering, managerial, consulting and senior executive positions with leading automation, electrical suppliers, and systems integrators. Early in his career Mr. Mroz was with an owner operating company linked to Mobil Oil Corporation. In recent years Mr. Mroz has been a strategy consultant and acquisition advisor to small and large firms in the measurement, industrial automation, process equipment and engineering construction business serving the energy and manufacturing markets. Prior to consulting, Mr. Mroz held key positions at Foxboro, Texas Instruments, and ABB Automation Group Ltd., where he was the President of ABB’s petroleum, chemical and consumer industries business area based in Zurich, Switzerland. At ABB he was responsible for the development of worldwide business strategy and results for ABB's business in the chemical, hydrocarbon processing and oil & gas industries.

Dr. Tony Lee, Vice President of Yokogawa Electric Corporation and President and CEO of Yokogawa Electric International, had the following to say about this appointment: “Mr. Mroz has achieved a brilliant success in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. I believe that his experience and knowledge, as well as his strong leadership, will help expand our business in North America.”

Mr. Mroz holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, and attended advanced university programs for finance, management and process technologies. He is a senior member of the International Society of Automation and serves as a director of Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado.

Mr. Mroz, an American citizen, has relocated to Yokogawa Corporation of America’s headquarters in Houston, Texas.

About Yokogawa Corporation of America
Yokogawa Corporation of America is the North American division of $3.4 billion Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of instrumentation, process control, automation services and solutions. Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, Yokogawa Corporation of America offers a variety of clients with leading products on the market such as process analyzers, flowmeters, transmitters, controllers, recorders, data acquisition products, measuring instruments, distributed control systems, and more.

About Yokogawa
Yokogawa's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 80 companies spans 54 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US $3.4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,200 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa.

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