Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark Paradowski as Vice President – Information Services of Columbus McKinnon Corporation. Since 2010, Mr. Paradowski has been Director – Global Information Systems for the Company and has led the global integration of the Company’s Information Services platforms and business systems. He first joined Columbus McKinnon in 1997 as Technical Manager in the Information Services Department and has held progressively more challenging roles since. In his role as Vice President – Information Services, Mr. Paradowski will continue to provide his expertise in critical strategic and tactical initiatives, including the Company’s global rollout of it new enterprise management system. He will also serve on the Company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Paradowski earned his degrees in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo. About Columbus McKinnon Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. Comprehensive information on Columbus McKinnon is available on its website at http://www.cmworks.com. Safe Harbor Statement This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future revenue and earnings, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements, including general economic and business conditions, conditions affecting the industries served by the Company and its subsidiaries, conditions affecting the Company's customers and suppliers, competitor responses to the Company's products and services, the overall market acceptance of such products and services, the effect of operating leverage, the pace of bookings relative to shipments, the ability to expand into new markets and geographic regions, the success in acquiring new business, the speed at which shipments improve, and other factors disclosed in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.