Columbus McKinnon Names Mario Ramos as Vice President of Global Product Development

McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and
services for material handling, today announced the appointment of Mario
Y. Ramos as Vice President, Global Product Development. In this role,
Mr. Ramos will be responsible for product development, engineering and
product management. He will lead the product development strategy
including the strategic planning process, product development execution,
technology partnerships and product launch coordination. He will work
closely with the leadership team to establish go-to-market strategies
and portfolio optimization initiatives.

Mr. Ramos brings to Columbus McKinnon a wealth of success leading new
product development efforts at Schneider Electric where he was
instrumental in the development of products incorporating both hardware
and software. In his leadership roles over the last 18 years, Mr. Ramos
was also responsible for technology and product roadmaps, product
management, strategic marketing, and partnership integrations. He also
developed centers of excellence in North America and supported the
product digital web evolution to improve customer engagement.

Mark D. Morelli, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented,
“Mario Is a great addition to the Columbus McKinnon team, especially as
we progress into Phase II of our Blueprint 2021 strategic plan. He
brings the leadership skills and experience needed to create our new
product development program, a key element of our effort to ramp our
growth engine. I am confident Mario will be a great contributor in our
transformation into a leading industrial technology company.”

Mr. Ramos holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from
Universidad de las Americas, a Master of Science in Mechanical
Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master of Business
Administration from Vanderbilt University.

About Columbus McKinnonColumbus McKinnon is a
leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control
products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and
ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products
include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work
stations and digital power and motion control systems. The Company is
focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the
safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering
know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available at http://www.cmworks.com.

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