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Allied Motion Names Kevin McNicholas as Vice President of Sales

AMHERST, N.Y., March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT), a global designer and manufacturer of motion control products, announced that Kevin McNicholas has joined the Company as Vice President of Sales. Mr. McNicholas, who brings more than 30 years of sales, marketing and executive leadership in machine automation and motion control, will unite the regional sales and target market sales functions to create a combined, global sales organization and market channel strategy for driving sales growth. He will oversee Allied Motion’s regional sales teams and market managers while maximizing the capabilities of the Company’s three strategically-placed Solution Centers in Europe, North America and Asia. The Solution Centers apply the Company’s wide breadth of drive, control, gearing, motor and feedback technologies to create cost effective, custom-engineered motion control solutions for customers.

Dick Warzala, Chairman and CEO commented, “Allied Motion is fortunate to bring on board a senior sales executive with Kevin’s breadth of experience and track record of success in the motion control industry. His objectives are to create an integrated sales organization and develop a market channel strategy that will expand our reach and capture market share. We are confident that Kevin will add significant value as we advance our efforts to become a leading global provider of motion solutions.”

Mr. McNicholas most recently was managing partner of Integr-i-motion, a consulting firm providing support to large motion companies on projects relating to new product introduction, market expansion and sales distribution network initiatives. Earlier in his career, he served as the Automation Group Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Parker Hannifin where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a sales engineering team and distribution network. Mr. McNicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business from Rockford University. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Motion Control and Motor Association.

About Allied Motion Technologies Inc.

Allied Motion (NASDAQ:AMOT), designs, manufactures and sells precision and specialty motion control components and systems used in a broad range of industries within our major served markets, which include the Vehicle, Medical, Electronics, Industrial, and Aerospace and Defense. The Company is headquartered in Amherst, NY, has global operations and sells into markets across the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.

Allied Motion is focused exclusively on motion control applications and is known worldwide for its expertise in electro-magnetic, mechanical and electronic motion technology. Its products include brush and brushless DC motors, brushless servo and torque motors, coreless DC motors, integrated brushless motor-drives, gear motors, gearing, modular digital servo drives, motion controllers, incremental and absolute optical encoders, and other associated motion control-related products. The Company’s growth strategy is focused on becoming the motion solution leader in its selected target markets by leveraging its “technology/know how” to develop integrated solutions that utilize multiple Allied Motion technologies to “change the game” and create increased value solutions for its customers.

The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at http://alliedmotion.com.

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Company Contact: Sue Chiarmonte Allied Motion Technologies Inc. Phone: 716-242-8634 x602 Email: sue.chiarmonte@alliedmotion.com Investor Contact: Deborah K. Pawlowski Kei Advisors LLC Phone: 716-843-3908 Email: dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com

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