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Great Dane Names New Director of Business Development

(October 25, 2012) Great Dane has named Michael Molitor the new Director of Business Development, effective immediately. Molitor will be located in Chicago, Ill., where he will assume many of the responsibilities of soon-to-be-retired Vice President of Business Development Tom Czapka. Molitor will report directly to Dean Engelage, Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategic Planning, and will eventually work on all Great Dane business development activities.

Prior to joining Great Dane, Molitor worked for CCI, the holding and management company for the Crown family's privately held operating companies. While at CCI, he focused on acquisitions, new business ventures and strategic initiatives with existing CCI affiliates. Molitor began his career in the investment banking department at Mesirow Financial where he was involved in a variety of corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Molitor holds a bachelor's of science in finance from the University of Illinois and is an M.B.A. candidate at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.