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Feb 27, 2003

Mueller To Rep Stainless Fastener Manufacturer

From a press release: MUELLER NAMED REP FOR SWISS FASTENER MANUFACTURER

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Tom Mueller has been named a United States marketing representative for Ferriere Di Stabio, a privately held Swiss manufacturer of stainless steel bolts, fasteners, and special parts.

Stabio is an ISO 9002 and QS 9000 quality-approved producer, and is a tier one supplier to the automotive industry. Stabio provides stainless steel bolts and fasteners, special alloy bolts (including titanium), self-tapping screws, and also high temperature resistant parts for special applications.

"After initial discussions, I was impressed with the fact that the Stabio Group is in the unique position of owning its own steel mills, which allows the firm to best control its quality and manufacturing processes," said Mueller. "Stabio also has strategically placed warehouse locations in the USA, so that customer inventory can be shipped and stored for just-in-time delivery."

Mueller will initially be representing Stabio to the U.S. motorcycle and marine industries. Sanford Leavitt, General Manager North America for Stabio, expects that the critical quality requirements of these industries will be a perfect fit for Stabio. "We anticipate Tom Mueller's background in the industry, combined with our QS9000 supplier quality will create a winning team," stated Leavitt.

Mueller has been active in the motorsports industry for over 20 years, beginning as an associate editor with Cycle News East in 1979. He later managed promotions and media relations for the Wrangler Brand's involvement with AMA Supercross and AMA outdoor motocross. Mueller was special projects manager for Mercury Marine from 1989-1993. In 1993, Mueller accepted a position as executive director of the American Motorcyclist Association's professional racing subsidiary. Following his position at the AMA, Mueller launched Sport Management, Inc., which worked with the AMA to develop sponsorships with Mazda, MBNA, Interstate Batteries and Progressive Insurance, among others.

Interested parties can contact Mueller at 614.580.2113, or email tom@sportmanager.com.