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Ergotron Engages Ingram Micro as New Australian Distributor

And Announces Paul Kruss as Australian Country Manager

ST. PAUL, MN, April 20, 2006

Ergotron, the worldwide leader in computing and video display mounting equipment, today announced a partnership with Ingram Micro Australia, the world’s largest technology distributor. The relationship makes Ingram Micro Ergotron’s first distributor supporting this country, and positions Ergotron for growth in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim region comparable to their growth in Europe and the Americas.

Ingram Micro has a long history of supporting best-of-class product introductions in new markets. “We are looking forward to using our expertise to help Ergotron’s CF™ products become the leader in the computer monitor and home display mounting category,” said Matthew Sanderson, Director of Product Management for Ingram Micro.

Expansion into Australia was spearheaded by Ergotron’s Vice President of OEM and International Sales, Jonathan Pyenson.  Mr. Pyenson also announced the appointment of Paul Kruss as Ergotron’s Country Manager in Australia.  In his role, Mr. Kruss will support Ingram Micro in developing and training resellers and dealers, and ensuring Ergotron’s momentum and expansion into this new geographic market is successful. “I’m thrilled to be working for Ergotron,” explained Mr. Kruss, “Australians will love these products. They just need to see them to appreciate the beautiful design, compelling pricing and ergonomic difference that CF™ technology makes.”

“It’s essential to the success of our company that we build relationships with industry leading companies who recognize the importance of delivering superior products to the marketplace,” said Joel Hazzard, president and CEO of Ergotron. “The partnership between Ergotron and Ingram Micro represents a tremendous leap forward for us and our international team. With Paul Kruss serving as Ergotron’s Country Manager, we are confident we have the right foundation in place to better serve our channel partners and customers.”


About Ergotron

Ergotron products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 20 years. Ergotron’s portfolio of digital display mounting solutions includes wall and desk mount arms, desk stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts. With the introduction of Constant Force (CF™) patented lift-and-pivot motion technology, Ergotron’s products require less user effort to achieve more motion. Each Ergotron product is designed to reduce stress and improve productivity of computer users and enhance the viewing experience in entertainment environments. Ergotron, a rapidly-growing global company focused on the channel and OEM businesses, expects growth revenues in 2006 to approach 40%. For more information on Ergotron products, visit www.ergotron.com or call Ergotron sales at 800-888-8458.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for manufacturers and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit http://www.ingrammicro.com.

Media contacts:

Adam Benscoter/Paul Maccabee
Maccabee Group PR
612-337-0087

Megan Wagoner
Ergotron, Inc.
651-365-6677

Jonathan Pyenson
Ergotron APAC
413-274-6381

  

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