ITT Industries Appoints Brenda L. Reichelderfer to President, Specialty Products
Reichelderfer Succeeds Richard J.M. Hamilton, Who Is Retiring
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc.
(NYSE: ITT) today announced the appointment of Brenda L. Reichelderfer to the
position of President of the company's Specialty Products businesses. A
19-year ITT veteran, Reichelderfer was most recently President of the
company's Flow Control group, which is part of the Specialty Products segment.
ITT's Specialty Products segment is a group of businesses producing a wide
array of engineered products, including valves and switches for industrial and
aerospace applications, products for the marine and leisure markets, fluid
handling materials such as stainless steel and flexible tubing for various
industrial markets, and specialty shock absorbers and brake friction materials
for the transportation industry.
"I've had the privilege of working closely with Brenda Reichelderfer over
the years, and I am certain that her leadership skills will serve our
Specialty Products businesses well," said Lou Giuliano, Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer of ITT Industries. "Her breadth of experience
and commitment to our Value-Based Six Sigma program are highly valued, and
have prepared her well for the challenges of her new position."
Reichelderfer joined ITT Industries' predecessor company, ITT Corporation,
in 1982. She held a variety of positions in engineering and operations for
ITT Defense & Electronics, and was named Vice President of Engineering for the
Electrical Systems Group in ITT's former Automotive division in 1997. In
1998, she was named to President of the Fluid Specialty group and subsequently
became President of the Flow Control group in 1999. Reichelderfer was
awarded the prestigious Ring of Quality Award for individual contribution in
1988 and the Harold S. Geneen Award for Creative Management in 1991. She
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio
Reichelderfer's promotion follows the announced retirement of Richard
J. M. Hamilton, who most recently led the Specialty Products segment.
Hamilton has been with the company since 1971. He will remain through the end
of the year to assist in Reichelderfer's transition.
"Richard has contributed much to the success of ITT over his 30-year
career with the company and has been a valuable member of the senior
management team, particularly through the formation of ITT Industries as an
independent company and through his strong leadership of the Specialty
Products businesses," Giuliano said. "I want to thank him for his
contributions, and wish him well in his retirement."
ITT Industries, Inc. (http://www.itt.com) supplies advanced technology
products and services in key markets including: electronic interconnects and
switches; defense communications, opto-electronics, information technology and
services; fluid and water management and specialty products. Headquartered in
White Plains, New York, the company generated $4.8 billion in 2000 sales.
In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is
traded on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.
Source: ITT Inc.