Encore Manufacturing Names New President and General Manager

Encore Manufacturing Co., Inc. has announced the appointment of Doug Tegtmeier as the Beatrice, Neb.-company's president, effective January 1, 2004. Tegtmeier has been national sales manager, directing the distributor and dealer network that carries Encore Power Equipment, since 1997. He first joined the sales staff of the manufacturing company in 1994. Prior to joining Encore Manufacturing Co., Tegtmeier played professional baseball and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As of January 1, Bob Reed also has the position of general manager at Encore and will be working with Tegtmeier to direct the company's management team. Reed has been comptroller at Encore since 2002. He is a CPA with many years of experience in public accountancy and management with several manufacturing facilities.

"I'm very pleased to make these announcements," said Dick Tegtmeier. "There is now a great team in place who have proven they are capable of taking over leadership and making the management decisions for Encore to move forward. We're looking toward a good period of product and distribution development and sales growth." Dick Tegtmeier founded the outdoor power equipment manufacturing company in 1988. While he steps aside as company president, he will remain as chairman of the board and continue to oversee engineering projects, export sales and contract manufacturing.

The Encore Power Equipment line includes commercial riding mowers, walk-behind mowers and dethatchers. Encore equipment is sold through servicing dealers across the United States and into 22 foreign countries.

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