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For Immediate Release
July 30, 2001

The Siemon Company Announces Formation of OEM Business Unit

Watertown, CT — The Siemon Company is proud to announce the formation of a new OEM Business Unit led by Randy Below, Vice President of OEM Business. This dedicated business unit will focus on meeting the growing demand from OEM customers for Siemon’s copper and fiber components for use in the telecommunication and other industries.

Mr. Below began his career at The Siemon Company in 1985. In his previous position as Engineering Manager, he helped develop the Siemon Engineering Department into an industry leader in the design and development of advanced copper and fiber telecommunications connectors.

In his new position, Mr. Below is responsible for managing business development of Siemon’s OEM customer and product base. As a company, Siemon has nearly a century of experience as a supplier of high performance OEM connectivity components to the telecommunications industry. “As a result of our success and reputation in the marketplace, we were being approached by more and more OEM customers who wanted to purchase Siemon components” adds Below. “Establishing a dedicated unit to will allow us to better serve the needs of new and existing OEM customers”.

Today, Siemon is known worldwide for their ability to manufacture advanced connectivity components and solutions. “The performance and quality of our products are a direct result of substantial investments in R&D and automated manufacturing capabilities, combined with Siemon’s dedication to technology leadership and product innovation,” says Randy Below. “Being first to market with category 6 and 7 products has helped make Siemon the supplier of choice for many of the world’s largest and most demanding commercial customers.”

According to Carl Siemon, President of The Siemon Company, "The market size for OEM connectors is about ten times the size of the market for telecommunications cabling. By dedicating resources to this market, we can leverage our existing strengths and capabilities to gain share by applying Siemon technology to new applications.”

OEM customers can now take advantage of The Siemon Company’s specialized design and manufacturing resources that combine multiple R&D and manufacturing disciplines Below adds, “Siemon’s reputation for quality, innovation, service and responsiveness is a competitive advantage for us and our customers. We look forward to building long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with our OEM clients.”

For more information on The Siemon Company’s OEM Business Unit and products, please visit www.siemon.com/oem/

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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