Dresser-Rand Appoints Mai VP, General Counsel and Secretary

Dresser-Rand has appointed Mark F. Mai as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective October 1, 2007.

In this role, Mr. Mai will have responsibility for the worldwide legal function, and will also serve as secretary to the Board of Directors. He will manage all aspects of Dresser-Rand's internal legal staff, as well as any matters that require external legal counsel, and will be involved in an advisory capacity for all aspects of the business that have regulatory compliance obligations.

Mr. Mai is joining Dresser-Rand from Cooper Industries, where he most recently served as Associate General Counsel since 2003. From 2000 to 2003 he was a partner at Thompson & Knight, LLP in Austin, Texas, heading up that office's corporate and securities section. He had worked for Cooper Industries prior to joining Thompson & Knight, holding positions such as Associate General Counsel overseeing all litigation matters, Senior Counsel responsible for advising several operating divisions, and Corporate Counsel responsible for executing Cooper's merger and acquisition strategy. Mr. Mai started his career at Baker, Brown, Sharman & Parker in Houston specializing in corporate and securities law.

He received his JD from the University of Texas Law School and his BBA with a concentration in Finance from The University of Notre Dame.

Vincent R. Volpe, Jr., Dresser-Rand's President and CEO, said, "Mark's strong legal background and corporate experience make him an excellent fit for Dresser-Rand. I look forward to Mark's contributions as a key member of our leadership team."

Dresser-Rand is among the largest suppliers of rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. The company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, Germany, Norway, and India, and maintains a network of 27 service and support centers covering more than 140 countries.