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Donald G. Klimkowicz Named President of Brush Wellman Inc.


CLEVELAND, Sep 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brush Wellman Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Donald G. Klimkowicz to President. Brush Wellman Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brush Engineered Materials Inc.

Brush Wellman, the largest subsidiary of Brush Engineered Materials, is the only fully integrated producer of beryllium, beryllium alloys and beryllia ceramic in the world.

Mr. Klimkowicz, 50, will retain his responsibility as President of Alloy Products, Brush Wellman's largest business unit. He joined Brush Wellman in April 2001 as Vice President, Operations for Alloy Products. In that role, he has had senior management responsibility for the Alloy Products group's manufacturing facilities which include operations in Elmore, Ohio and Reading, Pennsylvania, as well as other domestic locations. At his direction, Alloy Products facilities have made significant progress in cost reduction, working capital management and quality improvement, owing in part to the implementation of Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

He had earlier served in general management, operating and engineering positions with ei3 Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation and Diamond Shamrock Corporation.

He has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Cleveland State University.

Brush Engineered Materials Inc. (NYSE:BW) is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, supplies worldwide markets with beryllium products, alloy products, electronic products, precious metal products, and engineered material systems.

SOURCE: Brush Wellman Inc.

Brush Wellman Inc.
Michael C. Hasychak, 216-383-6823
Patrick S. Carpenter, 216-383-6835

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