Mikron Announces New President

Mikron, a PVC window profile extruder in the United States, has announced that David R. Wemmer has accepted the position of company president. Wemmer will begin in the role of president on September 18th, 2006.

Michael Bayles, who has been the acting Mikron president since early this year, will continue as president of the building products group of Quanex Corp., the parent company of Mikron.

"David's past experience and successes running Milgard Windows' PVC extrusion operation has equipped him with extensive knowledge and presence within the window business. In addition, his prior management positions in other building supply categories with Ingersol-Rand will broaden the kind of lean thinking and programs we continue to implement at Mikron. David's background of customer focus and continuous improvement discipline will help keep Mikron competitive, growing, and profitable," Bayles said.

"David has 28 years of industry experience and a proven track record of personal growth and growth for the teams he led" Bayles continued. "It's a great fit with our Mikron team, bringing his leadership skills together with the great talent we already have."

Prior to Wemmer's employment at Milgard and Ingersol-Rand, he held management positions of increasing responsibilities at Westinghouse and Hewlett Packard. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology and an MBA, both from San Jose State University.

Mikron is a subsidiary of Quanex Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered materials and components for the vehicular products and building products markets. For further information, visit the Company's websites at www.mikron.com and www.quanex.com.

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