Ragen promoted to CFO of Generac

WAUKESHA, Wis., November 3, 2008 – Generac Power Systems, Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a leading manufacturer of standby and portable power generation equipment, announced that VP of Finance York Ragen has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective September 29, 2008.

“York has tremendous knowledge of our products and markets and continues to be a key contributor to the success of Generac,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, chief executive officer, Generac. “As a member of our executive team, he will play a key role in executing our strategic vision for the company.”

Ragen began his career with Generac in 2005 as its Director of Finance and became VP of Finance in December 2007. Prior to joining Generac he worked most recently with APW Ltd., Waukesha, Wis., as VP Corporate Controller. Ragen holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.