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Michael R. Tarr Named Sales Director of MDSI

ANN ARBOR—Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., (MDSI), a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company and the developer of OpenCNC® software CNC and WinMotion® general motion machine control technologies, announced the appointment of Michael R. Tarr as director of sales and technical services, worldwide.

Tarr will drive MDSI's expansion of its factory automation products in the U.S. and global markets. Previously national sales manager for Siemens Motion Control Group, Tarr brings 25 years of experience in the machine tool industry.

"MDSI's innovative motion control solutions not only provide exceptionally high performance, they also allow our customers to enable their own manufacturing technologies to an unprecedented extent," Tarr said. "I look forward to expanding MDSI's presence in the manufacturing marketplace."

About MDSI

Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., (MDSI) is a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company, a $1.5 billion-dollar global manufacturer of compressor, gasoline engines, and pumps. MDSI supplies open-architecture factory automation solutions that increase manufacturing flexibility and enable agile manufacturing for the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and General Motion Control (GMC) markets. MDSI's OpenCNC software CNC and WinMotion general motion control products provide high performance, high speed, and increased flexibility to manufacturers and machine tool builders.

The company's customers, spanning many industries, include BAE Systems, Boeing, Briggs & Stratton, Caterpillar, Cessna Aircraft, Dana, Detroit Diesel, Emerson Electric, Flowserve, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, General Motors, Halliburton, Lockheed-Martin, Tecumseh Products Company, Teledyne, Textron, and Vickers. For more information, visit MDSI's web site at