Worrell Inc. Acquires Gad Shaanan Design Operations in Montreal and San Diego

    MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 6 /CNW/ -- Worrell Inc., a full-service product design
consultancy with offices in Minneapolis and Shanghai, has acquired the
Montreal and San Diego offices of Gad Shaanan Design.  The acquisition merges
Worrell Inc.'s industrial design prowess with the engineering proficiencies of
Gad Shaanan Design.
    "These are both long-running companies," says President, Worrell Inc. --
International Kai Worrell. "We know how this business works.  The Gad Shaanan
strengths -- particularly their engineering sophistication -- will fuel our
current growth."
    The acquisition of Gad Shaanan Design closely follows the grand opening
of Worrell Inc.'s Shanghai office in October 2007.  Like the Minneapolis
headquarters, the Shanghai office offers customer-based ethnographic research,
branding, design strategy, industrial design and engineering. Additionally,
the Shanghai office offers support throughout the manufacturing process.
    Gad Shaanan, who founded Gad Shaanan Design twenty-five years ago, will
remain active in the San Diego office following the acquisition.  Shaanan and
Worrell Inc. Founder Bob Worrell have been working closely for several months
to ensure a seamless transition. "It's been great to watch Bob and Gad, two
industry veterans, collaborating side by side," says Kai Worrell.
    Worrell Inc. transforms businesses through intelligent product design.
Known for their ability to forge authentic relationships, Worrell Inc. takes
an interdisciplinary approach to product development, utilizing strategy,
research, design and engineering. Worrell Inc.'s ability to cultivate a
cutting-edge team has driven financial victories for a wide variety of clients
since 1976.

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Hengel, Marketing & External 
Communications of Worrell Inc., +1-612-638-1909, katherine@worrell.com Web
Site: http://www.worrell.com

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