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Pioneer Industries Hires V.P. Operations

Hackensack, NJ – June 23, 2008 – Pioneer Industries is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Ralph Tarzia as Vice President of Operations. Ralph will join the Pioneer senior management team and have full responsibility of all manufacturing operations at the Hackensack NJ facility and report to Mitchell Dorf, President.

Ralph is a seasoned manufacturing executive with over 30 years experience of managing manufacturing operations at various companies, including the Pioneer operations during the years of 1998-2003. He leaves his current position where he has been since 2003 as Plant Manager of a custom metal manufacturing company that manufacture’s an array of items such as cell phone electronic equipment and cabinets. While at this company, Ralph implemented a new ERP software system, which brought computerized shop floor controls and other management reporting tools to the company. “We believe Ralph will add immediate and considerable value to the Pioneer operations by utilizing his extensive experience with Value Stream Mapping, 5 S’s, and other Lean manufacturing techniques”, states Jeff Haversat.

Given Ralph’s previous experience with Pioneer, he will be “hitting the ground running” when he rejoins the Pioneer family. “Pioneer has grown very rapidly over the past three years and given our robust projections, we felt it important for us to strengthen our manufacturing expertise. Ralph brings us very strong organization and operational skills along with strong hollow metal product and process knowledge. With Ralph leading our manufacturing processes, we believe our customers will benefit from shorter lead-times and improved quality”, states Mitchell Dorf.

Please join us in welcoming Ralph back to the Pioneer family. He can be reached at 201-933-1900 or Rtarzia@pioneerindustries.com.

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