Donaldson Announces Winners Of The 10th Annual Inventor Awards

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, is pleased to announce the winners of the Company’s 10 th Annual Inventor Awards given to employees whose work on various technology innovations have contributed to Donaldson’s continued success as a leader in filtration technology.

Frank A. Donaldson AwardThe Frank A. Donaldson Award is given to individuals who have minimum of 10 years of experience at Donaldson and have demonstrated outstanding, long-term engineering achievement which has made a positive impact on Donaldson products and technologies.Winners: Edward Steinbrueck, Corporate Technology, Senior Principal Engineer and Richard Brandimarte, Donaldson Membranes, Senior Engineer

Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence AwardsThe Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award is given to Donaldson employees who have created and implemented significant process technology and/or product improvements for the Company’s manufacturing operations.Winner: Ronald Flitsch, Gas Turbine Systems, Engineering Manager

Technology Achievement AwardThe Technology Achievement Award is given to an employee who has developed a material, product, process or method that has made an extraordinary contribution to Donaldson’s long-term success.Winners: Mark Belcher, Industrial Air Filtration, Principal Engineer, Paul Kojetin (in memoriam), Thomas Raether, Industrial Air Filtration, Senior Engineer, Gabriel Safarian, Industrial Air Filtration, Lead Project Engineer, Kyle Undesser, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing Engineer/Logistics, Douglas Wersal, Industrial Air Filtration, Engineering Director and Brian Zauner, Corporate Technology, Senior EngineerProduct: Torit ® PowerCore ® Dust Collectors

Emerging InnovatorThe Emerging Innovator Award recognizes innovative technical leadership from those with fewer than 10 years of experience at Donaldson.Winners: Korneel De Rudder, Exhaust/Emissions, Development Manager Emissions, Claudio Formica, Industrial Hydraulics, Product Development Manager and Dustin Zastera, Gas Turbine Systems, Sales Engineer

“Our technology and manufacturing staffs around the world have been instrumental in keeping us on the cutting edge of filtration technology for almost 100 years, “said Bill Cook, Donaldson CEO. “Their efforts have allowed us to continually offer the best filtration products and value to our Customers. These awards are an important way for us to recognize those individuals who have helped us to achieve this success. Their innovation and dedication is greatly appreciated, and I congratulate them on their achievements.”

About Donaldson CompanyDonaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance our Customers’ equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven Company committed to satisfying our Customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our nearly 13,000 employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting our Customers at our more than 100 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.

Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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