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TRION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE AND BOARD CHANGES

 TRION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE AND BOARD CHANGES
 SANFORD, N.C., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- TRION, INC.


(NASDAQ-NMS: TRON) today announced several changes in executive management and board structure.
 1. Hugh E. Carr, president since 1976 and chairman and chief
 executive officer since 1991, has announced his retirement at
 age 60, in September of this year. Carr will continue as a
 director and consultant to the company.
 The Trion Board of Directors praised Carr for his active
 leadership and many contributions to the company for the past 22
 years during which time Trion sales grew drastically from $3
 million to nearly $40 million. The Board expressed satisfaction
 that his experience and talents would remain available to the
 company.
 2. Gary R. Long, President of the company since 1991, has resigned
 from the company, effective immediately, to pursue other
 business interests.
 3. Samuel J. Wornom III, a Trion director since 1982, was elected
 interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the company,
 effective immediately.
 Wornom, 49 years old, is a private investor, President of
 Nouveau Investments, and former President and Chief Executive
 Officer of The Pantry, a 500-unit chain of convenience stores.
 He resides in Sanford, N.C.
 Wornom announced that the Board would immediately launch a
 search for a permanent president and chief executive officer.
 4. E.V. Clarke, a director since 1987, was elected Chairman of the
 Board. Clarke, 67, a career executive with the Westinghouse
 Electric Corporation, retired in 1985 as Senior Executive Vice
 President and member of the policy committee. He lives in
 Sewickley, Pa.
 Trion specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of air cleaning equipment. Sales in the six-month period ending June 30, 1992 were $17.4 million.
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 /CONTACT: W.P. Glaser, Trion, Inc., 919-775-2201/
 (TRON) CO: Trion, Inc. ST: North Carolina IN: SU: PER


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