|Standex Appoints Tom Smid as New President of Air Distribution Products Group|
SALEM, N.H., Nov 01, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that Thomas Smid, 45, has joined the Company as president of the Air Distribution Products Group. Smid replaces Paul Schornack, who is retiring.
Smid had served as president of Hubbell Steel, a division of publicly held Gibraltar Industries, since 2002. Hubbell Steel is a steel service center selling galvanized, acrylic coated and other steel products into a wide variety of industries. As president of Hubbell Steel, Smid substantially grew sales and improved operating profit. Prior to joining Hubbell Steel, he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility during his 18-year tenure at J&F Steel Corporation, culminating with his appointment as general manager.
"Tom's 20 years of experience in senior management and sales in the steel and steel fabricating arena make him a strong addition to the Standex management team," said Roger Fix, president and chief executive officer. "At Hubbell Steel, Tom developed and implemented an effective growth strategy -- diversifying the company's products and entering new markets. We are excited to have an executive with Tom's energy and proven leadership as the head of the Air Distribution Products Group."
"On behalf of Standex, I would like to thank Paul Schornack for his 32 years of dedication and commitment to the Company. Under his guidance, the Air Distribution Products Group grew from one factory located in the upper mid-west to seven factories nationwide. All of us at Standex wish him well on his retirement," concluded Fix.
About Air Distribution Products Group
Air Distribution Products Group is the leader in the manufacture and sale of residential galvanized steel duct work in the U.S. The group combines its HVAC expertise with the responsiveness of its local operations to deliver quality prefabricated duct work using the latest technology to ensure form, fit and quality at a competitive price. The group also manufactures customized and specialty ducting using laser technology designed to save the end user time and money in installation.
Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Air Distribution Products Group, Engineered Products Group, Consumer Products Group and Engraving Group and with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and China. For additional information, visit the company's website at www.standex.com.
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