Appointment of Mr. Franzotto Hornung as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Kleve, January 1st, 2002. SPECTRO Analytical Instruments announced the appointment of Mr. Franzotto Hornung as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Hornung, a graduate of the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, joins SPECTRO with over 20 years of experience in a diversity of national and international management positions, including key executive management positions at ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) and most recently as the Managing Director of Kramer Werke GmbH, located in Ueberlingen, Germany.

Tom Blades, SPECTRO CEO, commented, "Franz brings with him a wealth of experience, leadership skills and a proven track record that will contribute greatly to the continued expansion of SPECTRO's success. In this key position, Franz will be focused on the ongoing optimization of the SPECTRO organization, underscoring our commitment to customer satisfaction and shareholder value."

Founded in 1979, SPECTRO develops, manufactures and distributes state-of-the-art ICP, ICP/MS, Arc/Spark, GDA, XRF and AA spectrometers. Within each product line, SPECTRO markets an extensive selection of instruments: from the niche specific to multi-purpose laboratory and on-line models. Adaptable and innovative, SPECTRO instruments are found in a variety of environments including metals and aerospace industries, agronomy, quality control, environmental, and research oriented activities such as Pharmaceutical.

SPECTRO - the global leader in Optical Emission and XRF Spectroscopy, is a multinational company committed to innovation, instrumentation support and service. With more than 500 employees, SPECTRO has shipped over 17,000 instruments to customers throughout the world. SPECTRO is committed to producing advanced products, better and more diverse solutions, and providing an unparalleled support infrastructure.

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