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MCE's Elevator Products Division and Sales Organization get Lift with addition of Thran, Walsh and Samek

Rancho Cordova , CA (October 16, 2008)

Motion Control Engineering (MCE), the industry's leading manufacturer of non-proprietary elevator controls, and member of the Kinetek group of companies, has announced the hiring of elevator industry veterans, Emery Thran, Dan Walsh, and Cindy Samek.

Emery Thran rejoins MCE as North American Elevator Programs Manager. Thran began his elevator career at MCE in 1995, and served as South/Southeast Regional Sales Manager prior to taking on the role of National Sales Manager for Lift Solutions in 2004. Thran's professional elevator background includes extensive experience in modernization, new construction and component sales. At Lift Solutions, Thran increased sales 25% and gained critical experience in machine room-less technology and applications.

Ashur Kanon, MCE President, noted that Thran will oversee development of MCE's North American elevator programs, including MRL and overhead traction packages. "Emery's experience in developing complete elevator packages will be a tremendous asset for MCE and our customers. Emery is ideally suited to establish the materials supply chain, product standards, and sales & marketing strategy to support this important initiative," said Kanon.

Dan Walsh has joined MCE as Director of International Sales. Walsh has gained extensive sales experience during his 17 year elevator career, most recently as Director of Sales for Draka Elevator Products. At Draka, Walsh managed worldwide sales teams in over 15 countries, and was responsible for global business development in Asia, India, United Kingdom and South America. Walsh has also held positions as Product Manager and Modernization Sales Manager at Otis and KONE, respectively.

In his new role at MCE, Walsh will work with MCE's international sales managers to drive market share throughout Europe, Asia, India, and Latin America. He is tasked with growing the customer base for MCE’s complete line of elevator and escalator products. "Dan's experience in driving sales through international channels and stellar performance managing top line growth, will greatly benefit MCE in building market share worldwide," noted Kanon. "We are very pleased to have him on board."

Cindy Samek also rejoins MCE sales' team as a Northeast Region Account Manager. Samek, like Thran, first established herself in the industry while working as a Sales Representative at MCE. Samek left MCE in 2005 to gain additional elevator industry experience as Regional Sales Manager for Lift Solutions, where she was responsible for sales of manufacturers' complete elevator packages and key components. "We are very excited to have Cindy back at MCE," said Kanon. "Cindy is a well-respected, extremely competent professional. She looks forward to working with new customers and reconnecting with former customers."

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Headquartered in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento), California, USA, MCE is the leader in non-proprietary elevator controllers, technical services and repair solutions for elevator modernization and new construction. MCE employs more than 350 people, offers products and services in more than 20 countries and territories, and has an installed base of more than 160,000 elevator controllers. For information about MCE, visit .


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