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New Leadership for Sales and Marketing

Dan Lemieux (second from left) and Jim Geary (second from right) are shown here with Gary Yomantas, President of NHBB (center), Rich Bardellini, Vice President of Operations (left), and Jim Petersen, Vice President of Finance (right).

June 24, 2011 (Chatsworth, CA): New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) is pleased to announce the promotions of two long-standing employees to critical, executive-level sales and marketing positions: Jim Geary to Vice President of Sales and Dan Lemieux to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

Jim will be responsible for Divisional Sales, Field Sales, Distribution Sales, and the newly established corporate New Product Development Center, which began operations at the start of this fiscal year. Dan will oversee NHBB’s Business Development, Strategic Planning and Marketing activities.

“It’s extremely important for NHBB to continue to strengthen and develop our management team and, as we look toward the future, to leverage the opportunities we have for growth from the global marketplace,” said NHBB’s President, Gary Yomantas. “Jim and Dan are both exceptional leaders who are equally committed to achieving continued growth and success of our business on behalf of our customers, our employees, and our parent company, Minebea Co., Ltd.”

For the past 19 years Jim Geary has been the Sales Manager of NHBB’s HiTech Division in Peterborough, NH. His vision and strategic direction have helped guide the development of the high value aircraft engine bearings business, which has become a significant portion of NHBB’s expanded aerospace business and a major contributor to the company’s success. Jim started with NHBB in June of 1984 and, prior to becoming a Divisional Sales Manager, he held the positions of Inside Sales Representative, Field Sales Engineer and Regional Sales Manager. Jim holds a BS in management from Daniel Webster College.

Since 2002, Dan Lemieux has been Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development for NHBB’s parent company, NMB (USA), Inc. As Director, Dan was instrumental in the acquisition of the bearing manufacturer myonic GmbH and the company’s integration into the NHBB/myonic business unit. Prior to that, Dan held various executive positions with Power Systems Inc., a subsidiary of NMB (USA), including President, Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Controller. His career with NMB (USA), Inc. began in 1993. Dan is a CPA and holds a BS in accounting from the Central Connecticut State University, graduating with honors.