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Exerra Names Ian Fleck as General

Feb 16, 2007

Alpharetta, GA (February 16, 2007) - Exerra, an innovative engineering technology and electronics assembly systems manufacturer based in Israel, has appointed industry veteran Ian Fleck as General Manager of its new North America team. The company has opened an office in Alpharetta, GA.

�Ian�s expertise in printing, stencils and solder paste and his business experience give us the right combination of technical know-how and business acumen to help our customers succeed� said Eyal Wachtenberg, president, Exerra.. �His contacts in the electronics field in North and South America extend his reach into a breadth of technical and commercial capabilities unparalleled in today�s market.�

A native of Scotland, Fleck comes to Exerra from Cookson Electronics, where he was global business development manager for the Alpha Stencil and Printing Plate Group. Prior to that, he headed up stencil sales for North and South America. He came to the United States in 1992 as a product manager for Alpha USA to introduce laser cutting processes for making surface mount stencils became a regional sales manager for all Alpha products in the US before returning to the Alpha Stencil Group. In 15 years in the United Kingdom, he worked with The British Printing Corporation and chemical giant DuPont. He also owned his own business, selling products to the surface mount industry in the UK, which made the switch to stencil product management in the US much easier.

�The engineering behind Exerra�s technology is outstanding,� said Fleck. �Our products are among the fastest and most accurate available on the market today, and those capabilities are critical for assemblers in today�s globally competitive market. The Exerra line gets its speed and stability from its system of servo motors that are linked to each machine�s functions. Exerra introduced its assembly technology in 2001 and launched its in-line stencils and screen printers 18 months ago.�

Exerra, Inc. offers the eP30 series of inline printers and the eP20 series of standalone printers are specifically developed to meet the needs of electronics manufacturers looking for a cost effective and flexible printing solution.

Exerra is a member of the GRIP Technologies group, a privately owned company in Rosh Ha�ayin, Israel, specializing in design, engineering, and production services of multi-disciplinary intelligent machines, robots, and sophisticated image processing-based systems. Formed in 1995, GRIP brings a strong track record to North America from its operations in Europe and the Far East.

Exerra, Inc. is located at 5110 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA, 30005, 770-751-4601, on the web at or by email

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