Met-Pro Corporation Names New Vice President And General Manager of Dean Pump and Fybroc Divisions
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- William L. Kacin, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE: MPR), announced today
that James G. Board has been named Vice President and General Manager of the
Company's Dean Pump and Fybroc Divisions, replacing Raymond J. De Hont, who
has continued as Acting Vice President and General Manager since his
appointment as Chief Operating Officer of Met-Pro Corporation in June 2000.
Mr. Board, age 47, received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management
Engineering from Rensselar Polytechnic Institute in 1975 and has twenty-five
years of sales, engineering and management experience in various rotating
equipment fields, including pumps, fans and steam turbines. Mr. Board will
operate from Fybroc's manufacturing facility in Telford, Pennsylvania, as did
Mr. De Hont.
Fybroc Division manufactures state-of-the-art fiberglass reinforced vinyl
ester and epoxy resin pumps for pumping corrosive chemical liquids, organic
solvents and seawater. Fybroc pumps are used extensively for a variety of
industrial applications and are installed in a large number of saltwater
public aquariums around the world.
Dean Pump Division, Indianapolis, Indiana, is recognized worldwide for
high quality pumps that handle a broad range of industrial applications. Dean
pumps are particularly known for their rugged, heavy-duty construction and for
exceptional performance in difficult and high-temperature applications.
"The consolidation of the Dean Pump and Fybroc Divisions under one General
Manager, one Sales Manager and one Purchasing Manager continues to result in
improved sales and performance for both divisions," Kacin said. "We are
confident that Mr. Board will continue our efforts to capitalize and take full
advantage of the synergies that are possible between the two Divisions and
that his leadership and business acumen will help both divisions grow and
Kacin also added that, "Mr. Board's hiring will now give Mr. De Hont the
opportunity to devote his full attention to his responsibilities as Chief
Operating Officer of the Company."
Met-Pro Corporation, with headquarters at 160 Cassell Road, Harleysville,
Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of air and water pollution control systems;
fume scrubbers and odor control equipment; fluid handling equipment for
corrosive, abrasive and high temperature liquids; filter products for drinking
water, industrial and custom applications; wet and dry particulate dust
collectors; specialty chemicals for controlling corrosion and reducing
lead/copper in public drinking water; and state-of-the-art fans for laboratory
and clean room applications.
Met-Pro stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Symbol MPR.