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Schrader Announces Younessi as New Board Member

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DENVER--May 24, 2013: Schrader, a pioneer and leading global manufacturer of sensing and valve solutions, today announced that Ramin Younessi was appointed to the company's board of directors.

“I am privileged to join the Schrader board and work with their strong leadership team”

Younessi brings more than 26 years of global business leadership in the commercial vehicle and engine industry to the Schrader board of directors. His technical, product development, and strategic expertise will be leveraged as the company continues to advance its valve, sensor and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) capabilities to new applications and market segments.

"Ramin's extensive technological and global business expertise will be a great asset to Schrader as we continue to develop and invest in future valve and sensing technologies. We are very grateful that he is joining Schrader's board of directors," said Hugh Charvat, Schrader President and CEO. "His specific experience in our markets, depth of knowledge, and extensive technology development background will be valuable as we continue to grow our business globally."

Younessi formerly served as Group Vice President of Product Development at Navistar, Inc, a global manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines serving a variety of markets and vocations. In this role he led Global Engine and Truck engineering, product planning, quality and the integration with the purchasing function to create an integrated product development organization. "I am privileged to join the Schrader board and work with their strong leadership team," Younessi said. "Schrader has been the clear valve and sensor technology leader within the automotive market for over a century. I look forward to using my expertise to help Schrader continue to grow and evolve."

Younessi also served as general manager and chief engineer in charge of product validation at Daimler Trucks. Additionally at Daimler, he held numerous domestic and international executive positions in engineering, program management, strategy, marketing and production planning. Younessi also formally served on the board of directors at Mahindra-NavistarAutomotive as well as Blue Diamond. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in addition to a master's degree in electrical engineering and engineering management from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, respectively.