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Ergotron Continues to Drive Healthcare, Government Business in China

Signing on Galaxy as New Distribution Partner

ST. PAUL, MN February 29, 2008

Building upon the already successful business partnerships between Ergotron and two leading IT supply chain companies in China–Ingram Micro and Datumstruct–Ergotron has added a third distribution partner–Beijing-based Galaxy, known as Beijing SUO XIONG Medical Technology Company–to address the unique challenges posed by the public sector. With the relationship already in place, Ergotron is now best positioned to support the complex Healthcare and Government needs throughout China. “Adding Ergotron’s line of best in class mounting products to our portfolio is a powerful statement of our commitment to invest in profitable growth opportunities and we expect our partnership to be very successful,” said Liu Yong Jin, President and CEO of Galaxy.

Over the past 10 years, Galaxy has developed a strong relationship with IT decision makers in more than 150 hospitals across China. They have the experience, resources and network established to help Ergotron expand into the Chinese market. Ergotron will work with Galaxy to offer product training and technical support to ensure a successful partnership.

Senior Vice President of the Asia Business Unit, Mark Ellson, has been driving Ergotron’s expansion into Asia and will continue to provide support for the region. “This represents a major milestone for Ergotron as we continue to expand our international business,” explained Mr. Ellson. “The space saving and ergonomic benefits of our mounting and mobility products make us uniquely qualified to address the specific requirements of the dynamic Chinese marketplace today and well into the future. We now have the right foundation in place to serve our Healthcare, Government and Education customers in China.”

To help support Galaxy, Ergotron has hired Program Manager Marcus Yap. In his position, Mr. Yap will be responsible for developing strong relationships with the distribution partners in order to build momentum to ensure Ergotron’s growth in this dynamic market is successful.

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About Ergotron

Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron’s products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 35 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they’re used. Incorporating Ergotron’s Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user’s experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment. For more information on Ergotron or our products, please visit or call Ergotron sales at 800.888.8458.

About Galaxy

Established in Qingdao, Galaxy Co. Ltd, a China-based global distribution company, began in 1996 by providing high-tech medical instruments such as CT and MRI devices in the eastern region of China. In close partnerships with global corporations including GE, SIEMENS and Philips, Galaxy has accumulated not only a vast customer base, but they also have successful experience in complex international business relationships. Headquartered in Beijing, Galaxy’s early focus was on developing business across all of China and in distributing proteomics related medical instruments.

Galaxy’s rapid growth enabled expansion beyond healthcare into new markets such as analytical and industrial fields. Galaxy’s growing reputation has been built in cooperation with leading foreign manufacturers who provide high-quality products into the Chinese market. Galaxy takes great pride in serving their clients from every aspect. Today, they are an official distributor representing many manufacturers in Greater China, and their list of successful partnerships keeps expanding.

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Maccabee Group PR
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Megan Wagoner
Ergotron, Inc.
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