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2011-01-28 - Ned Portune promoted to VP of Information Systems and Technology for Cold Jet

Cincinnati, January 28, 2011 - Cold Jet, the world leader in environmentally responsible dry ice cleaning and dry ice production technology, today announced the appointment of Ned Portune to the position of Vice President of Information Systems and Technology. Previously, Ned held positions of Web Manager and Director of Web Development for Cold Jet.

In the newly created position of Vice President of Information Systems and Technology, Ned will combine the Management Information Systems group and the Web Development and Strategy group to focus on supporting Cold Jet’s expanding present and future technology needs.

"Ned brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling information management and development from his prior employers as well as 4 years at Cold Jet," said Eugene Cooke, III, President & CEO of Cold Jet. "We are pleased to have Ned assume this very important role at Cold Jet.  Our goal for this position is to develop our technology needs in line with Cold Jet's growth."

Ned has over 20 years experience in information design and information and training development, as well as over 10 years experience in user interface design, web development, and localization management. Prior to joining Cold Jet, Ned worked for GE Aircraft Engines, SDRC and UGS as an engineering process developer, publications production manager, and training designer.  He also ran a successful web development consulting business.  Ned has a BS with emphasis on English and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

About Cold Jet

Since 1986, Cold Jet has developed innovative, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions that help companies reduce maintenance costs, enhance product quality, prolong equipment life, and improve productivity and worker safety. Cold Jet's extensive line of dry ice blasting systems are used around the world in a variety of industries, making productive use of recycled carbon dioxide while eliminating the need for chemicals and water in the cleaning process. In addition to its dry ice-based cleaning systems, the company's dry ice production equipment is used by every major gas company worldwide to produce the highest density dry ice available. Cold Jet is a private company with global headquarters in Loveland, Ohio and international operations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit or call 1-800-337-9423.