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Tony Paine is Appointed to President of Kepware Technologies

Portland, ME January 5, 2010 – Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, today announced the promotion of Tony Paine, former Executive VP/CTO of the company, to the position of President. Mr. Paine will have responsibility for all operations of the company.

Corson Ellis, former President and now Chairman, said, “Kepware is growing fast, and becoming the leading supplier of communications software to large companies, both software suppliers and large end users. Our customers and partners will need more products and support from us in the years ahead. Tony is the right person for the job. He is deeply knowledgeable about the industry standards from a technical and market perspective, he is a great manager of people, and a strong strategic thinker,” Ellis said. “I am completely confident that he will successfully lead Kepware to consolidate our position as an important supplier and partner to manufacturing software and hardware automation companies.”

“Tony is well known in our industry, and has been the driving force behind our singular obsession with building quality into our products,” Ellis said. “His views fit perfectly with Kepware’s core values of integrity, open communications, and instilling quality in everything we do. He will do a great job.”

Reliable Controls “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the fabulous team we have brought together here at Kepware,” Paine said. “Our technical expertise has grown tremendously over our 15 years in business and with the addition of Roy (Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales) a couple years ago; we have increased market awareness and visibility across the globe. We will continue to press Kepware’s mission to be the best supplier and partner of communications software in our industry.”

About Kepware

Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and communication protocols. Since 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers to automation controllers, I/O and field devices. Applications include M2M (Machine to Machine) and M2E (Machine to Enterprise) communications. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Windows Embedded (Windows CE and Windows Embedded NT/XP). Today, with over 140 communication protocols, and through the efforts of our direct sales, distribution and embedded partners, Kepware is the leading provider of communications with annual shipments exceeding 100,000 units. Kepware's responsiveness to customer needs and strong partnerships with other leading automation suppliers ensures that your next application will be a success. Ask around and you'll hear why automation professionals everywhere consider Kepware Technologies "Automation's Best Friend". www.kepware.com 


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