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Steve Leins Promoted to SMA Western Division Vice President of Sales

December 14, 2006
Chesapeake, VA 23323

As part of a new Field Sales Realignment effective January 1, 2007, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) announces the promotion of Mr. Steve Leins to Vice President of Sales for the Western Division. Mr. Leins has been with SMA for 22 years. He began his career in 1984 as a Field Sales Engineer in Southern California, and transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1994 to establish a new sales office. There he continued to grow Sumitomo’s business and was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 1995. As Regional Vice President-Western Region since July 2003, Steve’s strong leadership has been instrumental in SMA’s recent record growth. Steve is a past Swan and Eagle Award recipient for outstanding sales performance.



"Steve is recognized by our company, the power transmission industry, and most importantly, our customers, as a true sales professional," commented Ron Smith, CEO/President of SMA. "Steve has enthusiastically demonstrated his leadership through consistently high sales performance, which results from his rare and powerful combination of strong selling skills and superb technical skills. It is an honor to have him serve the company, and our customers, in this new role."

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA)
For 40 years, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America has grown as a global leader in the power transmission industry, offering a wide variety of products for OEM and industrial applications. The SMA Corporate headquarters are located in Chesapeake, Virginia (USA) with strategic satellite locations in North, Central and South America. The organization occupies over 500,000 square feet of offices and manufacturing facilities, with over 300 employees. SMA ships thousands of drive products every month, adding to its North and South American installed base in excess of 5 million products.

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