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EMS Technologies Appoints Steve Newell GM of LXE

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ATLANTA, GA — EMS Technologies, Inc. announced today the appointment of Stephen Newell as general manager of LXE Inc., the company’s rugged mobile computer business, reporting to Neil Mackay, executive VP and COO.

Newell joined EMS in 2003, most recently serving as vice president of Satcom sales for the company’s EMS SATCOM business unit, where he led the formation of a global aeronautical sales team and sharpened the business’s go-to-market strategy. Newell also led the military and government sales group, overseeing major military program wins and supporting key government prime contractors, Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Today, EMS systems are a leading choice for military airborne satellite communication systems.

“I am very confident in Steve’s abilities to continue the activities initiated over the past several quarters to reshape the business for its current markets, as well as lead LXE into new ventures,” says Mackay.

Specifically, Newell’s key priorities will be to continue focus on, and growth of, LXE’s distributor channels to market, which doubled in 2008; to enhance product manufacturing; and to lead initiatives to improve the business’s profitability. The business unit manufactures a complete line of rugged vehicle-mounted, handheld and wearable mobile computers, used in a variety of supply chain applications. LXE currently employs more than 400 people worldwide, and has major offices in Norcross, Ga., Brussels, Belgium and Singapore, Malaysia.

“LXE has a very strong product and service value proposition, with some of the largest, most respected partners and customers in the retail and intermodal industries -- all of which are important differentiators in this tight market. I’m excited to lead LXE’s talented staff and to leverage opportunities within and outside the autoID market to help grow this business,” Newell says.

About LXE
LXE, a division of EMS Technologies, is a leading manufacturer of rugged vehicle-mounted, handheld and wearable mobile computers. LXE helps companies extend corporate networks to mobile workers in demanding conditions by providing easy-to-use, tough and reliable wireless computers. LXE products are used by organizations worldwide to drive down costs and improve customer satisfaction. Visit or for more information.

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