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TAC Announces Leadership Change

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Drees Named President of the Americas Region

DALLAS October 30, 2007 TAC, a world leader in building automation, security systems and energy services, has appointed Jeff Drees president of TAC in the Americas region and executive vice president of TAC AB. Drees will be responsible for strategic planning and management for the performance and growth of the company in North, Central and South America.

"Jeff joined TAC in 2001 and has served our company in several roles, including vice president of the Partners division, of Energy Solutions Sales and most recently, of Systems Integration, Central," said Arne Frank, chief executive officer of TAC AB. "With his successful track record and broad experience in TAC's business, Jeff is well qualified to strengthen TAC's market leadership position."

"Clients today are demanding more than building systems," Drees said. "They're looking for solutions that can save energy, add value to their businesses and contribute to a better environment overall. TAC pays attention to these needs; in delivering our solutions, we focus on reducing capital expenses, lowering operating expenses and improving our clients' business performance."

Reliable Controls Before joining TAC, Drees held various management and engineering positions at Caterpillar Inc. and Honeywell Inc. He also served as a technician for the United States Air Force. Drees earned an associate's degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the United States Air Force and a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering / management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. He also has a master's degree in business administration from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill.

About TAC
TAC is a leading provider of building automation solutions based on Open Integrated Systems for Building IT. TAC's mission is to provide added value through building environment services for indoor climate, security and use of energy, delivered with advanced technology to end users and property owners throughout the world. With over 80 years of experience in the HVAC, building automation and security arenas, TAC employs more than 7,500 people worldwide, with partners and branches in 80 countries. TAC's parent company, Schneider Electric, is the world's power and control specialist with 112,000 employees worldwide and operations in 190 countries. 

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