New President & CEO

Tim Werkema CEO Clean Rooms InternationalTim Werkema has been named the new President and CEO of Clean Rooms International effective October 1, 2008. This change is the final step of a succession plan which began approximately five years ago. Nelson Werkema, immediate past President & CEO, is retiring but will remain active in a transition role with the company until February, 2009. He will also remain as a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors.

Tim Werkema graduated in 1993 from Michigan State University with a finance degree. He started his career as a food broker sales representative in Detroit, joined CRI Sales Department in October of 1997 and became a shareholder in 2000. At that time he was promoted to Vice President & Director of Sales.

Tim married Heather Knapp on September 11, 1999, and now has three children, Lyndsay (8), Sam (6) and Ally (4).

“This is the start of a new era in the history of Clean Rooms International”, says Nelson Werkema, “Tim is ready and eager to grow CRI to a level that I could only dream about. I am delighted that Tim is succeeding me as President & CEO.”