Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) announced that effective today, Jeffery A. Leonard has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President, North American Industrial Division.

Jeff comes to Alamo Group from Metso Minerals Industries Inc., a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries, where he was Senior Vice President of the Comminution Business Unit and Global Manufacturing. He was with Metso and its predecessor company, Nordberg, for the last fourteen years. Prior to that, Jeff held various management positions at F.L. Smidth and Allis-Chalmers. Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University where earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Ron Robinson, Alamo Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are delighted to have Jeff join our management team. This is a newly created position to oversee our North American Industrial Division, which has continued to grow and expand in scope over the last few years. Jeff’s wealth of experience with manufacturing companies like ours makes him an excellent addition to our Company, and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to develop our business in this division. He will be based at Alamo’s corporate headquarters in Seguin, Texas.”

Alamo Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and service of high quality equipment for right-of-way maintenance and agriculture. Our products include truck and tractor mounted mowing and other vegetation maintenance equipment, street sweepers, snow removal equipment, pothole patchers, excavators, vacuum trucks, agricultural implements and related aftermarket parts and services. The Company, founded in 1969, had approximately 2,390 employees and operates eighteen plants in North America and Europe as of June 30, 2011. The corporate offices of Alamo Group Inc. are located in Seguin, Texas and the headquarters for the Company’s European operations are located in Salford Priors, England.

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