Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. Names New Chief Financial Officer

    LAGRANGE, Ill., May 11 /CNW/ -- Today Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
announced that Michael P. O'Donnell has joined the organization as executive
vice president and chief financial officer.

    Mr. O'Donnell was formerly a member of the board and executive vice
president and chief financial officer for Xerium Technologies, Inc.,
headquartered in Youngsville, North Carolina.  He held previous executive
positions with ABB Ltd., Siebe Plc and Invensys Plc. after starting his career
in 1976 with Lennox International Incorporated.

    John Hamilton, Electro-Motive's president and chief executive officer,
commented, "In these challenging times we feel fortunate to have an individual
of Mike O'Donnell's caliber join the EMD organization.  Mike is a seasoned,
global financial executive experienced in leading complex businesses producing
highly engineered products and associated aftermarket activities.  He has
succeeded in leading diverse financial activities and delivering improved
business results.  We are pleased to have him as a member of the leadership

    Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. is one of two U.S. original
equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives.  Headquartered in
LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities and associates around the
world, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all
commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70
countries worldwide.  The Company is the only diesel-electric locomotive
manufacturer to have produced more than 70,000 engines and has the largest
installed base of diesel-electric locomotives in both North America and
internationally.  In addition to its locomotive manufacturing activities, EMD
has an extensive aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts and
a range of value-added services for its locomotives.  The Company is also a
global provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and
land-based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation.


For further information:

For further information: Walter Hannan, Vice President Human Resources
of Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., +1-708-387-6429, Walter.Hannan@emdiesels.com
Web Site: http://www.emdiesels.com

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