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Comtrol Corporation Names Bradford Beale as New President

MINNEAPOLIS,Minnesota — October 5, 2010—Comtrol Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products, today has appointed Bradford Beale as President replacing Ehssan Taghizadeh who will remain on Comtrol’s Board of Directors.

Beale is ideally suited to build on Taghizadeh’s success at managing Comtrol though the down economy over the last few years. Beale’s strength in sales and developing new markets will launch Comtrol into an era of growth and prosperity. “We are thankful to Ehssan Taghizadeh for his leadership and the stabilizing guidance that he has provided to Comtrol. We are also pleased that he will remain involved with the company through his seat on the Board of Directors,” said Rebecca-Summers Beale, owner of Comtrol.

Beale previously served as Senior Vice President and Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing and has been the driving force to Comtrol’s product expansion into industrial Ethernet gateways and industrial switch products. Taghizadeh stated he is enthusiastic about Comtrol’s future with Beale at the helm and looks forward to continue his strategic involvement with Comtrol. “We are very excited to see Brad step into this position with his exceptional leadership skills as we focus on widening our product range and becoming more prevalent in the industries that Comtrol serves,” said Summers Beale.

About Comtrol Corporation

Comtrol Corporation is an expert network advisor in device connectivity, industrial Ethernet gateways, and intelligent embedded device connectivity products for a wide range of enterprise, industrial, security, power utility, and traffic automation applications. The company’s RocketPort multi‐port serial card, DeviceMaster Ethernet device server, and RocketLinx industrial grade Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switch product lines are sold through regional, national and international distributors and by thousands of resellers and integrators worldwide. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800‐926‐6876 or visit

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