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JBT Corporation Announces Appointment of New Executive Officers

CHICAGO, August 4, 2008

Mark Montague Joins as Vice President of Human Resources

John Lee Joins as Vice President and Division Manager of JBT AeroTech


CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced that Mark Montague has been named Vice President of Human Resources and John Lee has been named Vice President and Division Manager of JBT AeroTech, effective August 4, 2008.

Mr. Montague brings to JBT Corporation considerable experience leading human resource functions in publicly traded companies. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources for Chicago-based Molex, Inc. Previously, he held leadership roles in human resources at Competitive Human Resource Strategies, Inc and Whirlpool Corporation, and he began his professional career as an attorney with the Kansas City law firm, Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy, P.C. Mr. Montague holds a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Mr. Lee brings to JBT Corporation considerable managerial experience in both the aviation and defense markets as well as a wealth of knowledge of sourcing and marketing in the Asia Pacific region. Most recently he served as President of Carrier Refrigeration, North America, a $700 M business unit of United Technologies Corporation. During his fifteen years at United Technologies, John served in a variety of leadership roles within its Carrier, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft business units, including assignments in China, Korea and Singapore. Previously, he held various marketing and strategic planning positions with Northrop Grumman Corporation and McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Lee is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management (MIT).

JBT Corporation Executive Officers

In addition to Mr. Lee and Mr. Montague, JBT Corporation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Cannon, leads an experienced and diverse executive team whose top 23 managers represent nine different nationalities and speak nine different languages. Those reporting directly to Mr. Cannon are: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ronald Mambu; Vice President and Division Manager of JBT FoodTech's Food Solutions and Services Division, Torbjorn Arvidsson; Vice President and Division Manager of JBT FoodTech's Food Processing Systems Division, Juan C. Podesta; Vice President and Division Manager of JBT AeroTech, John Lee; and Vice President of Human Resources Mark Montague.


SOURCE John Bean Technologies Corporation

CONTACT: Investors, Cindy Shiao, +1-312-861-5931, or Media, Ken Jones, +1-312-861-6791, both for John Bean Technologies Corporation

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JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. The Company designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segments. JBT Corporation employs approximately 3,100 people and operates 16 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries. For more information please visit
www.jbtcorporation.com.

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