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Southwall Technologies Inc. Announces R. Eugene Goodson as New Director

Published on 2006-05-03. Author : SpecialChem

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Southwall Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:SWTX - News), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the electronic display, automotive glass and architectural markets, reported that Dr. R. Eugene Goodson has joined the Company's board of directors. The Company expects that Dr. Goodson will be appointed to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors following the Company's 2006 annual meeting of stockholders.

Dr. Goodson has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Williams Controls Inc. (OTCBB:WMCO - News), a manufacturer of electronic throttle controls, from July 2002 until October 2004, and the Chairman of the Board of Williams Controls since October 2004. From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Goodson was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oshkosh Truck Corporation, a developer and producer of heavy-duty on and off road trucks. After retiring from Oshkosh in 1998, Dr. Goodson became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan Business School, teaching operations management. He was a director of the Executive Officer Association of American Industrial Partners, a private equity firm, from 1998 to 2005.

"We are delighted to welcome Gene to our Board," said Thomas G. Hood, President and CEO of Southwall Technologies Inc. "We believe that his in-depth experience as a senior level executive, especially in the areas of operations management and the transportation industry, will allow him to contribute to the success and growth of Southwall. We very much look forward to working with him."

About Southwall Technologies Inc.

Southwall Technologies Inc. designs and produces thin film products that selectively absorb, reflect or transmit light. Southwall products are used in a number of automotive, electronic display and architectural glass products to enhance optical and thermal performance characteristics, improve user comfort and reduce energy costs. Southwall is an ISO 9001:2000-certified manufacturer and sells advanced thin film coatings to over 25 countries around the world. Southwall's customers include Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, DuPont, Hitachi, Mitsui Chemicals, Peugeot-Citroen, Philips, Pilkington, Renault, Saint-Gobain Sekurit, and Volvo.

Source: Southwall Technologies Inc.

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