Southwall Announces Promotion of Wolfgang Heinze to Vice President of Worldwide Operations

Southwall Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SWTX), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of thin-film coatings for the automotive glass, electronic display and architectural markets, today reported that Wolfgang Heinze has been promoted to vice president, Worldwide Operations, effective immediately. Heinze has been vice president and general manager of Southwall Europe GmbH, located in Dresden, Germany since December 2000.

Prior to that Heinze was the Dresden facility plant manager during which time he was responsible for the design and construction of Southwall's new facility. Before joining Southwall Technologies, Heinze held various positions in the chemical and electronics industry in Germany, including FUBA Printed Circuits GmbH, where he was managing director of FUBA's Lower Saxony facility with 1,200 employees. Heinze presently holds the position of president of the Federation of Economy in Saxony, which is an industry group representing 38 separate companies that employ approximately 360,000 employees in Saxony. Heinze is also a member of the Board of the German Federal Industrial Associations. Heinze is expected to remain in Germany.

"I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Wolfgang to his new position and am delighted that he has decided to take on this very important role for the Company," said Thomas G. Hood, president and CEO. "Wolfgang has been responsible from the very beginning of the Dresden project and he has done an exceptional job. Today the Dresden facility is equipped with three large, state-of-the-art coating machines capable of producing a wide range of automotive and architectural products. We look forward to Wolfgang's continued leadership in the anticipated future growth in that facility, while his experience and capabilities will have added value to the management of our U.S. facilities in Palo Alto and Tempe. As Southwall formalizes and implements its Asian growth strategies, Wolfgang's international and operations expertise will be of great importance."

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