Rieter Presents 2008 Awards

Switzerland-based Rieter Textile Systems recently honored four individuals with the Rieter Award
2008. Presented annually since 1989, the award recognizes students and young professionals who have
distinguished themselves in the realm of textiles. According to the company, this year’s awards
competition saw improvements in topic quality and presentation technique.

The award was presented to Yuguang Yang, China; Yusuf Ali Syed, India; Mohammad Owais Raza
Siddiqui, Pakistan; and Orcun Cakici, Turkey. The winners accepted their awards at Rieter’s
headquarters in Winterthur, where they presented their final theses, and met Rieter employees and
management, visited several plants, and explored local sites of interest.

October 1, 2008