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Colfax Names Daniel Pryor Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, today announced that Daniel A. Pryor has been named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of the Company, effective January 3, 2011.  In this role he will lead the company's business development efforts as well as play a major role in its strategic planning process.  Mr. Pryor comes to Colfax from The Carlyle Group, where he has been a Partner and Managing Director.

Mr. Pryor, 42 years old, has extensive business development experience in the industrial sector.  At Carlyle, which he joined in 2005, he has been focused on industrial leveraged buyouts and has led numerous portfolio company and follow-on acquisitions.  Prior to Carlyle he spent 11 years at Danaher Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President — Strategic Development.  In this position he played a key role leading Danaher's entry into the medical technology and product identification markets.  During his tenure at Danaher, Mr. Pryor also served in a number of general management positions.  Mr. Pryor earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA in Economics from Williams College.

Clay H. Kiefaber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colfax, stated "We are very fortunate to be able to add to our executive team such a talented business development professional and strategic thinker as Dan.  He has a wealth of knowledge and has proven experience in all aspects of corporate acquisition strategy. With his prior experiences Dan brings a deep understanding of the industrial sector as well as intimate knowledge of the underlying principles of the Colfax Business System.  He will play a key leadership role as we continue to expand our global presence and leverage our portfolio of brands."

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


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