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Klaus Blickle To Head Technology focus for ASC Incorporated

02 August 2001


Dr. Klaus Blickle has been named Chief Technology Officer of ASC Incorporated. Blickle was previously President and CEO of Cosworth Technology, a subsidiary of Audi AG.

""Blickle's outstanding record of engineering management and strategic planning will have a tremendous impact on ASC's worldwide engineering strategy,"" said Larry Doyle, CEO of ASC. ""ASC is moving forward with its plan to build a specialty vehicle and systems engineering solutions company that is second to none."" ""This appointment is significant to the company's increased emphasis on technological advancement and engineering,"" said David Treadwell, chairman of ASC. ""Blickle is an important addition to our strategic leadership team. He brings tremendous focus and depth of engineering expertise to ASC.""

Blickle will spearhead engineering activities within ASC worldwide. He will lead technical and engineering-related programs and strategies for ASC Engineering Services, ASC Vehicle Technologies and Triad Services Group. I see an excellent opportunity to combine world-class engineering solutions with ASC's capabilities in concept development and manufacturing to create a premier global company for specialty vehicle development and build,"" said Blickle.

ASC Incorporated is a global specialty vehicle and systems company providing automotive and specialty vehicle design, engineering, prototype and production services; manufacturing and distribution of open-air systems, composite products and exterior trim; and development and distribution of aftermarket vehicle accessories. Headquartered in Southgate, ASC maintains operations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in Germany and Korea. ASC's family of companies includes ASC Creative Services, ASC Vehicle Technologies, ASC Specialty Vehicles, ASC Engineering Services, ASC Composite Systems, ASC Exterior Technologies, ASC Aftermarket Products and Triad Services Group. They employ more than 3,500 people in over 30 facilities, and have annual sales of over $500 million.





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