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MEDIA RELEASE 9 February 2007

Rheem appoints Chief Operating Officer
Matt Sexton has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of water heater specialist Rheem Australia.

The position of COO is an interim position to cover Mr Sextonís transition to the role of Executive General Manager, currently held by Jeff Elliott. Mr Elliott will be retiring in June after 25 years with Rheem and affiliated companies.

"The hot water market is developing, particularly with the increasing demand for environmentally sustainable products" said Matt Sexton.

"As a market leader Rheem is in a unique position to effect change so Iím excited to be a part of that," he said.

Most recently, Sexton held a number of general management roles at Siemens in Australia and overseas. He began his career in sales and marketing for a number of leading FMCG companies in Australia.

His new position as COO of Rheem will involve overseeing manufacturing, sales and marketing for Australia. There will be a progressive transfer of responsibilities for research & development, plus Rheemís New Zealand and Chinese operations.

* Photo available on request *

Released for Rheem Australia by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Aleks Czerwinski or Nicola Rutzou on 02 9413 4244.
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