Thomas Dalton Named New General Manager of Dana Operation

Oct 15, 1996


    TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas P. Dalton has been named
general manager of Plumley Companies, Inc., effective immediately.  Plumley
will become a division of Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) in early 1997, Chuck
McNamara, president of Dana's Sealing Products Group announced today.
    Dalton succeeds Mike Plumley, who was recently promoted to group vice
president for Dana Industrial.
    "The new Plumley Division will continue to play a key role in Dana's
overall sealing products strategy," McNamara said, adding that Plumley and its
Mohawk Plastics operations will be particularly valuable in helping Dana
continue its global technological leadership in the sealing products arena.
    "Along with supporting Dana's leadership position in the domestic and
European sealing product markets, the Plumley Division will be vital in
building on our solid footholds in the South American and Asia Pacific
regions," McNamara said.
    A graduate of the University of Toledo, Dalton has served as Plumley's
president since 1992.  Prior to joining Plumley, he held several positions
with Fayette Tubular Products, Inc., McKesson Company and Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Dana acquired Plumley, a technological leader in the manufacture and
distribution of extruded and molded rubber and silicone sealing products, in
1995.  Plumley's product lines include gaskets, fuel hoses and related
products, which it supplies to Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, as well as
many of the major Japanese vehicle assemblers in the U.S.  In addition to
10 manufacturing and assembly facilities in the United States, Plumley
maintains distribution and R&D operations at its headquarters in Paris, Tenn.,
and a sales office in Troy, Mich.  It employs about 1,600 people.
    Dana Corporation is a global leader in the engineering, manufacturing and
distribution of products and systems for the vehicular, industrial and mobile
off-highway markets.  Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates
facilities in 29 countries with 45,000 people.  Its 1995 sales were
$7.6 billion.  Named in 1995 by Financial World magazine as one of the "Best
100 Growth Companies," Dana is noted for its style of management and its
commitment to innovation.  It has 38 product research and development centers
worldwide.  Dana also owns Dana Credit Corporation, a leading provider of
lease financing services.

SOURCE  Dana Corporation

CONTACT: Gary Corrigan, Director-Corporate Communications, of Dana
Corporation, 419-535-4813

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