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KONE Appoints Brian Kryzaniak, Escalator Unit Director

Press Release Published 10-08-2016

With over 18 years of manufacturing experience, Kryzaniak will be a member of the KONE Americas Leadership team

LISLE, Ill. August 8, 2016 - KONE has appointed Brian Kryzaniak as escalator unit director in the company’s Coal Valley, Ill. operation, effective Aug. 1. In this role, he will be focused on execution of global strategy and operational excellence to include performance improvement, fostering the utilization of Lean Six Sigma principles and leading the implementation of supply excellence operations.

Kryzaniak will be located at KONE’s Coal Valley facility, and will have a dual reporting structure to Luca Galbiati, senior vice president, global manufacturing network and supply; and to Larry Wash, executive vice president of KONE Americas, as part of the KONE Americas Leadership Team.

Kryzaniak comes to KONE from Caterpillar, Inc. where he held a variety of management roles focused on providing operational oversight, improving safety and reducing costs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering design technology from Bradley University.

“Throughout his career, Brian has demonstrated a proven track record of improving essential business operations and supply chain efficiency,” said Wash. “We’re excited to welcome Brian to the organization as his addition demonstrates our commitment to KONE’s reputation as an innovative industry leader.”

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2015, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8,6 billion, and at the end of the year close to 50,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

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