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Neil English has been appointed Director of European Sales for Altra Industrial Motion, a leading global supplier of clutches, brakes, couplings, gearing, belted drives, linear actuators and power transmission components. Mr English will assume overall responsibility for sales within Europe of Altra’s impressive range of global brands, including such “industry standards” as Warner Electric, Matrix International, Wichita Clutch, Stieber, Twiflex, Bibby Transmissions and Huco Dynatork.

A highly- motivated industry professional with an excellent track record of success in senior sales manager positions both in the UK and overseas, Neil English has all the key skills required to further improve Altra’s penetration of European power transmission markets, bringing a wealth of experience of operating within international engineering and distribution environments to his new role.

English’s previous positions include, most recently, sales and marketing director for machine tool manufacturer, Holroyd; before that, he was employed by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, where he increased client and customer engagements by 150%. This appointment followed a senior sales role with Japanese power transmission giant, Sumitomo, where English was instrumental in establishing the Sumitomo brand in the UK market.

“This is an exciting time to be joining Altra,” said Neil English. “The company is in a massive growth phase, as emphasised by the company’s organic revenue global growth of 9.9% for the third quarter of 2007. This growth is being driven by it’s management teams continuous focus on new products and target markets all aided by Altra’s unique business system, which focuses on improvements in quality, delivery, and cost to drive customer satisfaction. Altra’s Business System (ABS) also provides the tools to achieve specific business objectives with the involvement of all associates.”

About Altra Industrial Motion Inc.

Altra Industrial Motion, Inc, is a leading multinational designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of mechanical power transmission products. The company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in nine countries and sales coverage in over 70 countries. Altra’s leading brands include Warner Electric, Matrix International Wichita Clutch, Stieber Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Bibby Transmissions, Huco Dynatork, TB Wood's, Formsprag Clutch, Ameridrives Couplings, Industrial Clutch, Boston Gear, Marland Clutch, Nuttall Gear, Inertia Dynamics, Warner Linear and Kilian Manufacturing.

Altra Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMC), a leading global supplier of clutch brakes, couplings, gearing, belted drives, linear actuators and power transmission components,

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