Karl Mayer New Protechna Sales Agency

Germany-based Protechna Herbst GmbH & Co. KG has selected Karl Mayer North America as the new
sales agency for its weaving and warp preparation equipment. Greensboro, N.C.-based Karl Mayer has
successfully represented Protechna’s knitting products for some time.

Karl Mayer will handle sales, service and spare parts sales for Protechna’s Laserstop,
Procam, Warpstop, Camscan and Tensoscan knitting, weaving and yarn preparation equipment. Scott
Hartzell will handle sales for knitting related equipment, while Ken Overly will handle sales of
weaving and yarn preparation equipment.

February 12, 2008