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DURA Automotive Hires Timothy Glock as Vice President of North American Sales

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.--Sept. 29, 2004--DURA Automotive Systems, Inc. , announced today that Timothy Glock, 53, has joined the company as vice president of sales for North American customers. Glock will be responsible for directing DURA's sales strategies and customer service activities for the traditional North America OEM.

"Tim brings expertise at managing innovative new product introductions and leading cross-functional teams," said Larry Denton, president and chief executive officer of DURA. "His ability to implement winning growth strategies, coupled with his strong customer focus, will be a valuable addition to our company."

Glock comes to DURA from automotive supplier VALEO Corporation in Auburn Hills, Mich., where he served as group customer director. In this position, Glock led teams for more than 10 global product lines of integrated car and truck systems and modules. Prior to that, he was vice president, sales and marketing, for Calsonic - North America, managing growth strategies for specialized automotive climate control products and engine cooling systems.

Glock earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a minor in economics and finance, at the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSE) and American Marketing Association (AMA).

About DURA Automotive Systems, Inc.

DURA Automotive Systems, Inc., is the world's largest independent designer and manufacturer of driver control systems and a leading global supplier of seating control systems, engineered assemblies, structural door modules and integrated glass systems for the global automotive industry. The company is also a leading supplier of similar products to the North American recreation and specialty vehicle markets. DURA sells its automotive products to every North American, Japanese and European original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and many leading Tier 1 automotive suppliers. DURA is headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich. Information about DURA and its products is available on the Internet at