Modine Manufacturing Company (Modine) has announced the retirement of James R. Rulseh, regional vice president (VP), Americas. Rulseh’s last day of active employment will be January 31, 2009. After that date, he will serve as a special assistant to the chief executive officer (CEO) for a period of time. He has been with the company for 31 years. In his role as regional VP, he has had responsibility for all the company original equipment operations in North America and South America.

Rulseh has directed a major reorganization of company’s North American business, instituted process and the productivity improvements; overseen product launches and worked closely with key customers. As regional VP of Asia, he spearheaded company’s move into that region and helped develop manufacturing facilities in China and India.

We are grateful to Jim for his long and exemplary service to Modine and the leadership he has brought to our company, said Thomas A. Burke, Modine president and CEO. Jim has been a mainstay of our management team and has been instrumental in our growth on a global basis. We wish him and his family well in the future.

Rulseh is a member of board of directors of the Woodward Governor Company and the Proliance International, Inc.