JACK MCNAMARA APPTD VICE CHAIRMAN OF NEMA'S SIGNALING, PROTECTION AND COMMUNICATION.

JACK MCNAMARA APPOINTED VICE CHAIRMAN OF NEMA'S SIGNALING, PROTECTION AND COMMUNICATION PRODUCT GROUP

JACK MCNAMARA APPOINTED VICE CHAIRMAN OF NEMA'S SIGNALING, PROTECTION AND COMMUNICATION

PRODUCT GROUP

Fairport, New York - Bosch Security Systems, a full -line manufacturer of high -quality fire alarm systems and components, announces that senior fire product manager Jack McNamara has been appointed vice chairman of NEMA's Signaling, Protection and Communication Product Group. He will work with the group chairman and representatives of the association to promote safe product installation, innovative product development, and ongoing training among members of the industry.

Peter Ribinski, Bosch President & CEO, said, "Jack's vast knowledge and experience in the fire safety industry has earned him this important role, and we support his commitment to foster both educational and product advancements within the industry."

McNamara's career in the fire safety industry spans more than 30 years. Before joining Bosch, he started as a technician with Edwards Signaling Products, Norwalk, CT, and quickly moved into management roles within the company's service and sales departments. He has also worked extensively in product development, engineering and management at both Gamewell and Bosch. McNamara has been an active member of NEMA for more than five years.

The position, which has a term of two years, is the stepping -stone to being appointed chairman for the group, which also carries a two -year term.

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturing Association) and its Signaling, Protection and Communication Product Group are the principle source of technical, training, and educational information essential for the specification and manufacture of reliable life safety products, their installation, performance, maintenance, and inspection.

About Bosch Security Systems
Bosch Security Systems is one of the five largest suppliers of equipment for the global electronic protection industry. With worldwide sales exceeding $1.16 billion and 6,200 employees, the company designs, manufactures and markets electronic detection, control and communication equipment for security, fire protection, access control, closed circuit television and personnel and asset tracking applications.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs nearly 23,000 associates in more than 80 facilities throughout North America with reported sales of $7.8 billion in 2004.

For more information about Bosch Security Systems visit www.boschsecurity.us or call (800) 289 -0096.

About NEMA
NEMA is the leading trade association in the United States representing the interests of electro -industry manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 400 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end -use of electricity. Domestic shipments of electrical products within the NEMA scope exceed $100 billion.

Members of the Product Group include: Air Products and Controls Inc., Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd., Bosch Security Systems, BRK Brands Inc., City Technology, Electronic Control Systems, LLC, Federal Signal Corporation, Figaro USA, Inc., Fike Protection Systems, Fire Control Instruments, Inc., GE Infrastructure Security Inc., Gentex Corporation, Harrington Signal, Inc., Honeywell Fire Group, Honeywell Fire Systems, Honeywell, Inc., Invensys Climate Controls Americas (Maple Chase Co.), Johnson Controls, Inc., National Time & Signal Corporation, SDi LLC, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., SimplexGrinnell LP, System Sensor/Honeywell Fire Solutions Group, Therm Technology/Family Saf.

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