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Colfax Names Bill Rothenbach Senior Vice President of Human Resources

FULTON, Md., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, today announced that Bill Rothenbach has been named Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company, effective April 25, 2011.  In this role, he will be responsible for all aspects of our human resources management, with a focus on talent management and leadership development, and will assume a key leadership role in building the best team for our organization.

Bill has over thirty years of broad-based domestic and international human resources executive experience with companies from a variety of industries, including Black & Decker, Bausch & Lomb, Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee.  For the past nine years Bill has been Senior Vice President-Human Resources for Old Mutual Financial Network, where he also served on the Board of Directors of Old Mutual Financial Life Insurance Company.

Clay H. Kiefaber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colfax, stated "We are pleased to add a talented professional like Bill to our executive team.  His extensive experience in talent management and succession planning will enable us to develop the necessary bench strength required to implement our long-term growth strategy."

ABOUT COLFAX CORPORATIONColfax Corporation is a global leader in critical fluid-handling products and technologies. Through its global operating subsidiaries, Colfax manufactures positive displacement industrial pumps and valves used in oil & gas, power generation, commercial marine, defense and general industrial markets. Colfax's operating subsidiaries supply products under the well-known brands Allweiler, Baric, Fairmount Automation, Houttuin, Imo, LSC, Portland Valve, Tushaco, Warren and Zenith. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker "CFX." Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com.

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