Tower Automotive, Inc.

Dr. Gyula Meleghy Named President, Tower Automotive International Operations

    Novi, Michigan, November 8 (ots/PRNewswire) -

    Tower Automotive today announced it has named Dr. Gyula Meleghy to the newly created position of President, International Operations. Effective immediately, Meleghy will lead all Tower businesses in Europe, South America and Asia. He will report directly to Mark Malcolm, President and CEO of Tower.

    "Gyula's broad business experience and his passion for our customers, colleagues, and products make him the perfect choice to lead our International Operations into the future," said Malcolm.

    Said Dr. Meleghy, "In our highly competitive and rapidly changing industry, Tower is dedicated to achieving long-term profitable growth through customer satisfaction. Our local and cross-regional capabilities make us a formidable global force. I could not be more excited about Tower's direction and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to an even brighter future for Tower customers and team members."

    President of Tower's Asia operations since July 2006, Dr. Gyula Meleghy has more than 20 years of technical and commercial experience in the automotive supplier industry. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at Tower including President, Europe and South America; Chief Operating Officer Europe; and Vice President, Europe Customer Service.

    Before joining Tower Automotive in 2000, Meleghy was president of The Dr. Meleghy Group, an automotive supplier based in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. Dr. Meleghy holds a Ph.D. in business from the University of Cologne.

    Simultaneously, Tower announced that Vincent Pairet, President, Europe and South America since July 2006, is leaving the company. "We thank Vincent Pairet for his able leadership and wish him every success in his future endeavors," Malcolm said.

    About Tower Automotive

    Tower Automotive, LLC, is a global designer and producer of vehicle structural components and assemblies used by automotive original equipment manufacturers, including BMW, Chery, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Products include body structures and assemblies, lower vehicle frames and structures, and suspension components. Additional company information is available at www.towerautomotive.com.

    Web site: http://www.towerautomotive.com

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Contact:
Joe Kirik of Tower Automotive, LLC, +1-248-675-6253, +1-248-649-8900,
kirik.joe@towerautomotive.com; NOTE TO EDITORS: To download a
high-resolution photo of Meleghy, visit www.towerautomotive.com and
click on Media Room/Press Photos.



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