LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Armstrong World
Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AWI) announces the appointment of Jeffrey D. Nickel as
senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Nickel, 45, most recently was the Company's deputy general counsel for
business and commercial law. He joined Armstrong in 2001 as group counsel for
Armstrong's global flooring business from Dow Corning Corp. where he was a
senior attorney. Before that, he was an associate with the Michigan law firm
of Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett LLP.
Nickel received a J.D. in 1988 from the University of Michigan Law School
and a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College in 1985. Nickel is
admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Nickel reports to
Chairman and CEO Michael D. Lockhart. He succeeds John N. Rigas who retired.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. In 2007, Armstrong's
consolidated net sales totaled approximately $3.5 billion. Based in Lancaster,
Pa., Armstrong operates 40 plants in 10 countries and has approximately 12,800
employees worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.armstrong.com.
SOURCE Armstrong World Industries, Inc: 08/01/2008
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