Columbus McKinnon Appoints Charlene N. Miraglia as Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

AMHERST, N.Y., July 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, today announced that it has appointed Charlene Miraglia as its new Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective August 1, 2016.

Timothy Tevens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus McKinnon, commented, “Charlene brings immense experience in the field of organizational performance, talent acquisition and leadership development to Columbus McKinnon. We expect her to build upon her record of proven accomplishments as she helps us align our human resource strategy with our plans for global growth and expansion. We believe our employees are our greatest asset and are advancing a high performance, value-based culture while making Columbus McKinnon a great place to work.”

Ms. Miraglia most recently served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources Food and Beverage at SPX Flow. Before joining SPX Flow, she held a variety of Human Resources roles at several prominent industrial companies, including CHC Helicopter, Praxair and Cummins, Inc. Ms. Miraglia received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, and earned an MBA with a concentration in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.

About Columbus McKinnon

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations and digital power and motion control systems. 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

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Contacts: Gregory P. Rustowicz Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer Columbus McKinnon Corporation 716-689-5442 Investor Relations: Deborah K. Pawlowski Kei Advisors LLC 716-843-3908

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