Panasonic Selects Electri-Rep as Electronics Assembly Sales Rep

CONTACT: Kristin Serna Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation PH: 847-637-9600 FAX: 847-637-9601 PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com

March 26, 2013 - Rolling Meadows, IL - Electri-Rep of Minnesota has been selected by Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation as a Value-Added Sales Representative for its any-mix electronics assembly manufacturing solutions in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and northwest Wisconsin. Panasonic's surface mount, screen printing, through-hole insertion, MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software, and enterprise consulting services will all be included as represented solutions.

"With the announcement of our latest high-mix and any-mix solutions at IPC APEX, the addition of Electri-Rep of Minnesota to our sales channel will position us to better meet the demand in the region," said Mark Ragard, GM - Electronics Assembly Sales. "Owners Jerry Lindholm and Steve Paulson of Electri-Rep of Minnesota have over 50 years of combined industry experience. Their proven expertise spans environments, materials and processes in high-mix, low-mix, and everything in between. Jerry and Steve are well-versed in the direct correlation between a customer's productivity and profitability which will greatly benefit Panasonic's portfolio offerings in the territory."

"This is a great opportunity to represent Panasonic System Solutions – Process Automation here in the Midwest," stated Jerry Lindholm, Co-Owner Electri-Rep of Minnesota. "The electronics manufacturing environment in this region is stable, yet expanding with medical, military, OEM, and contract manufacturing sectors all contributing to the growth opportunities in this region," added Co-Owner Steve Paulson. "The addition of Panasonic and its newest solution offerings enable us to bring to our customers diverse solutions for electronics manufacturing."

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About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

For additional information: Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, 5201 Tollview Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com PH: 847-637-9600. www.panasonicfa.com

About Electri-Rep of Minnesota Electri-Rep of Minnesota is a manufacturers' representative offering a comprehensive portfolio of manufacturing solutions serving the upper mid-west region. With 50 years of combined industry experience we provide a unique combination of expertise and leading-edge technology to address today's manufacturing requirements.

For additional information: Electri-Rep of Minnesota, 11812 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 112, Minnetonka, MN 55305 PH: 952-224-9300. www.er-minnesota.com/

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