December 1, 2001 – Willowbrook, Illinois: – Midtronics today announced the addition of Roger F. Warren to the company’s Board of Directors. Warren is the retired CEO of Bolder Technologies Corporation, and the former president of the Micropower and International divisions of Rayovac Corporation. Prior to that, Warren served in various top management positions with Swift & Company.

“Roger Warren’s industry expertise will enhance our understanding of markets and applications for new battery chemistries, 42-volt automotive systems, and hybrid electric vehicles,” said Steve McShane, president and CEO of Midtronics. McShane added, “We are honored to add such an accomplished and respected industry veteran to our team.”

Midtronics' Conductance testers and diagnostic chargers are the required standard for battery warranty decisions at over 50,000 automotive dealers and battery retailers worldwide. Midtronics’ standby battery testing, monitoring, and charging equipment is preferred or required for battery management decisions at major communications and energy providers around the world.

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About Midtronics:

Midtronics is recognized as the world leader in battery management technology. Using patented Conductance Technology, Midtronics creates innovative battery testing, monitoring, and diagnostic charging solutions for a wide range of battery applications, including vehicle starting batteries, standby or backup power, and motive power.

The Midtronics team provides the highest quality battery management products while creating industry-driving technologies. Midtronics products are available worldwide, from headquarters in Willowbrook, Illinois, Midtronics b.v. in The Netherlands, Midtronics Canada, and a network of quality distributors worldwide.

For more information, contact Andrea Schlageter, Midtronics, Inc., 7000 Monroe Street, Willowbrook, IL 60521. Telephone (630) 323-2800. Fax (630) 323-2844. E-mail: aschlageter@midtronics.com or visit the company’s website at www.midtronics.com.