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Myers named Luxfer Sales Manager for AF market in North America and new Luxfer AF distribution center opens in Europe

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (May 10, 2008)—Dave Myers was recently named North American Sales Manager for the Luxfer Alternative Fuel Cylinder Division (AFCD), part of the worldwide Luxfer Gas Cylinders organization.

Actively involved with the Alternative Fuels (AF) industry for the past two decades, Myers has specialized in the development and sales of products designed specifically for compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen systems.

Myers holds patents for valve and pressure-relief device (PRD) technology for both CNG and hydrogen cylinders. His more than 20 years of experience with high-pressure gases encompasses a broad range of applications ranging from semiconductor systems to fabrication of vehicular fuel systems. A member of the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Myers serves on a number of technical committees dealing with CNG vehicles and components.

In other AF news, Luxfer Gas Cylinders recently opened its new European AF Distribution Center in Brescia, Italy. “This new facility will expedite delivery of our AF carbon composite cylinders to our customers all over Europe,” said Mark Lawday, Luxfer AF Marketing Manager.

Later this summer, Luxfer will begin work on an important expansion of its AF cylinder production capabilities as part of a comprehensive restructuring of Luxfer manufacturing operations announced in January. Current AF manufacturing facilities will be moved into a much larger plant in Riverside, Calif., that will be dedicated exclusively to manufacturing carbon composite cylinders for various markets. Operations for making large-diameter aluminum liners for composite AF cylinders will be moved into the same Riverside plant from their current location in Huntington Beach, Calif. “These moves will greatly increase our AF manufacturing efficiency by putting all our operations under one roof,” Lawday said.

Founded in 1898, Luxfer is the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum and composite cylinders. The company currently operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S., England, France and China and maintains a worldwide network of sales offices. For more information about Luxfer Gas Cylinders, please visit

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