Metering

RAMAR announces vice president of operations

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 6, 2003 — RAMAR®, a designer and supplier of radio based Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems, announced that Scott Seehoffer is assuming a new RAMAR position as Vice President of Operations.

In his new position with AT RAMAR LLC, Scott will be responsible for developing and executing the operating plan for the 900 Series North American product line. “Scott’s successful management style along with his thirteen years of AMR experience will support our continued growth in the AMR market. We are looking forward to his leadership in building our utility meter reading products as we enter the next phase of our corporate evolution.” said Michael Ueland, Chief Operating Officer for AT RAMAR LLC.

Scott Seehoffer stated “I am excited about joining one of the fastest AMR companies in the United States. RAMAR has unique strengths in their AMR solution – an “open” system that is easy to use and install.”

Before joining RAMAR, Scott was the Vice President and General Manager for Advanced Acoustic Concepts in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. There he was responsible for developing signal processing hardware and software along with training software for the United States Navy. Prior to that, Scott was the Vice President of Engineering for Invensys Metering Systems also in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. While at Invensys, Scott directed all engineering activities including technical research, product/ software development, and technical service/ support for utility meters and AMR equipment worldwide. Scott received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electric Engineering (BSEE) from West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude.

About RAMAR

RAMAR is a designer and supplier of radio-based AMR systems for water, gas and electric utilities. Since 1995, RAMAR has been providing mobile and fixed RF based AMR systems for water, gas, and electric utilities worldwide. Through continuous development, RAMAR has developed a low-cost core RF technology especially designed for AMR applications.

The 900 Series automatic meter reading product line provides distinctive cost and functional advantages over other AMR systems. RAMAR system is based on an “open systems” philosophy. RAMAR’s products are designed to use standard interfaces and protocols to integrate into popular software and hardware platforms. For more information about RAMAR or our products, call 888-98-RAMAR (72627) or visit RAMAR’s World Wide Web site at www.ramartech.com.