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Kester Announces Project Forward Focus

Nov 14, 2007

ITASCA, IL � November 13, 2007 � Kester announces Project Forward Focus, an ongoing effort to become a more focused, responsive organization. The company�s end goal is to develop a better understanding of customer needs and an accelerated timeline for new innovative new products.

In order to achieve this, Kester is now organized into three entrepreneurial business units: Metals & Chemicals, Solder Paste and Semiconductor Materials. A General Manager will oversee each business unit and be responsible for all decisions related to sales, marketing, operations, quality and research & development. Project Forward Focus allows for dedicated resources within all three newly created business units, creating for greater focus on key customers and products within each unit.

According to Roger Savage, who will continue to serve as President of Kester and work with all three business units, �The launch of Project Forward Focus is very exciting for all of Kester as it allows us to work closer with key customers and strive to better understand their current and future needs. Our innovative new products and intimate customer relationships will drive our company�s success and long-term growth.�

Customer Service contact information will not change as part of this transition, making for a seamless transition from an ordering perspective.

For more information on Kester�s full line of products and services, contact Kester at customerservice@kester.com. Kester�s Web site may be found at http://www.kester.com.

Founded in 1899, Kester is a world-renowned supplier of solder and related materials and services to the electronics assembly, micro-component, and industrial soldering markets. Kester is known for high quality, advanced technology and superior technical support. With headquarters in Itasca, IL, Kester has additional manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Malaysia and China. Its worldwide manufacturing and technical capabilities provide the support required to serve major electronics manufacturing services providers and OEMs.

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