Columbus McKinnon adds Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, NY –  Columbus McKinnon Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCO), a leading designer and manufacturer of motion control products, technologies, automated systems and services for material handling, today announced the appointment of Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn to its Board of Directors, effective March 2, 2020.

The addition of Ms. Beliveau-Dunn as an independent director brings the Columbus McKinnon Board to nine directors, all of whom are independent and two of whom are women. She will serve on the Compensation and Succession Committee, and also the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee.

“Jeanne is a visionary technology executive with a demonstrated track record of success in strategy deployment, planning, business structure optimization, and product and service creation,” said Richard H. Fleming, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO. “As a leading voice on digitization, the internet of things and collaborative knowledge systems, we are confident that she will provide valuable perspectives as we advance Phase III of our Blueprint for Growth strategy to further evolve into an industrial technology company.”

About Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn has more than 30 years of experience as a technology executive and is a recognized transformational leader that has successfully created differentiated strategies for growth and market leadership. Since 2018, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn has been the chief executive officer and president of Claridad LLC, a digital and internet of things consulting company. Previously, she was at Cisco Systems Inc. for 22 years which included eleven years as Vice President and General Manager of Services. Prior to Cisco, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn ran business operations at Micronics Computers and the secure systems product lines for Wang Laboratories.

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn served as President of the Board of the IoT Talent Consortium, a membership-driven non-profit organization from 2016 through March 2018. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Xylem, Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, and Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and its subsidiary Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.

Ms. Beliveau-Dunn is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s executive leadership program, Harvard University’s accelerated master’s in business administration program for executives and is an active National Association of Corporate Directors’ fellow. Highly recognized by several organizations for her governance leadership, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn was recently recognized by Women Inc. as one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors in 2018.

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies and automated systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, crane components, 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. Magnetek is a brand of Columbus McKinnon Corporation.

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