Orbital Appoints Terry Stinson as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mon May 19, 2008 9:06pm EDT

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PERTH, Australia, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International clean
energy technology group Orbital Corporation Limited (ASX: OEC - "Orbital") is
pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Terry Stinson as its new Chief
Executive Officer and Managing Director effective from 21 June 2008, at which
time Dr. Rodney Houston will step down, as previously announced.
    Mr. Stinson brings to Orbital over 30 years experience in manufacturing,
engine development and fuel systems design and commercialization, as well as
an outstanding general management track record.
    For the past seven years Mr. Stinson has been a senior executive with
Siemens VDO, Europe's largest engineering conglomerate (recently purchased by
Continental Corporation), with direct responsibility for sales in excess of
US$300 million per annum in their Gasoline Systems, Fuel Systems and Fuel
Components operations in the United States, Germany, Italy, China and support
operations in every country where automobiles are manufactured. Terry has also
served as a representative Director for Siemens VDO on the Synerject JV Board.
    Prior to that, he held the position of VP Manufacturing for Outboard
Marine Corporation, a privately held $US1 billion multinational outboard
marine propulsion and boat company.
    In 1995, Mr. Stinson was appointed as President and CEO of METEOR, a JV
company between Brunswick Corporation and Orbital. He moved to Perth from the
USA and remained in that role for nearly five years, during which period
METEOR became the Synerject LLC joint venture business.
    Commenting on Mr. Stinson's appointment, Mr. Peter Day, Orbital's Chairman
said: "Terry has a long and distinguished history in engineering, automotive
and manufacturing and, at the age of 30, won National recognition in the
United States as "Young Engineer of the Year" from the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers" while he was at Mercury Marine.
    "Terry is a seasoned world class executive who meets all the key criteria
the Board established for CEO selection. He has experience across all of
Orbital's major business segments and activities and understands the global
engine and fuel systems industry intimately. He has had management experience
at the most senior levels in the USA, Europe and Australia, plus exposure to
the developing economies of Asia and India.
    "We are delighted to have been able to invite a senior executive of
Terry's caliber, professionalism and enthusiasm to join Orbital and take it
forward to the next stage of its development," Mr. Day said.
    Orbital's CEO elect, Mr. Terry Stinson, said: "I am extremely enthusiastic
about the opportunity at Orbital. I know many of the team at Orbital and look
forward to joining the team and building on the already strong foundations
developed by Rod Houston. I want to share my experience and ideas about how we
can take advantage of the many organic and external opportunities emerging in
the field of clean technologies.
    "I am also excited about the opportunity of working with the Board,
including its new members, and leveraging their knowledge and support for the
benefit and betterment of shareholders," he added.
    Terry, a U.S. national currently residing in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA,
will be relocating to Perth with his wife and family over the coming months.
                  Background Information - Mr. Terry Stinson

    Career

    2007 to 2008
    Vice President and General Manager
    Siemens VDO, Powertrain, Gasoline Systems, Fuel Systems, Auburn Hills MI,
     USA and Juarez Mexico
    Member of Board of Directors
    Synerject LLC

    2002 to 2007
    Vice President and General Manager
    Siemens VDO, Powertrain, Gasoline Systems, Fuel Components
    Member of Board of Directors
    Synerject LLC

    2000 - 2002
    President & CEO
    Synerject LLC

    1999 - 2001
    Vice President Manufacturing
    Outboard Marine Corporation

    1995 - 1999
    President & CEO
    Meteor

    1991 - 1995
    Director Advanced Product and Process Development
    Mercury Marine

    1985 - 1990
    Project Engineer Corvette ZR-1 Engine
    Mercury Marine

    1983 - 1985
    Manufacturing Project Engineer
    Mercury Marine

    1983 - 1981
    Manufacturing Engineer
    Mercury Marine

    1978 - 1981
    Machine Shop General Foreman
    Mercury Marine


    About Orbital
    Orbital is an international developer of innovative technical solutions
for a cleaner world. Orbital provides innovation, design, product development
and operational improvement services to the world's producers, suppliers,
regulators and end users of engines and engine management systems for
application in motorcycles, marine and recreational vehicles, automobiles and
trucks. Orbital's principal operations in Perth, Western Australia, provide a
world class facility with capabilities in design, manufacturing, development
and testing of engines and engine management systems.  Headquartered in Perth,
Western Australia, Orbital stock is traded on the Australian Stock Exchange
(OEC) and the OTC Bulletin Board (OBTLY).
SOURCE  Orbital Corporation Limited

Australia: W Peter Day, Chairman, +61 (0)407 849 965, or Keith Halliwell,
Company Secretary, +61 (0)8 9441 2114, Info@orbitalcorp.com.au, both of
Orbital Corporation Limited
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