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IDEX NAMES THOMAS J. CRITTON PRESIDENT OF CORKEN AND RALPH N. YORIO PRESIDENT OF VIBRATECH

        IDEX NAMES THOMAS J. CRITTON PRESIDENT OF CORKEN
           AND RALPH N. YORIO PRESIDENT OF VIBRATECH
    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEX Corp. (NYSE: IEX) today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Critton as president of its Corken, Inc. business unit based in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ralph N. Yorio as president of its Vibratech, Inc. business unit based in Buffalo, N.Y.
    As president of Corken, Critton succeeds W. Ian Green, who has resigned to pursue other interests.  Critton joined IDEX's predecessor in 1977 as vice president-marketing of the Strippit business unit.  He later became president of the Powermatic business unit and most recently served as president of the Vibratech business unit.  He has a mechanical engineering degree from Tri-State College, and will soon relocate to the Oklahoma City area.  Critton is married and has two grown children.
    Corken is a leading supplier of low horsepower compressors and pumps used by the L.P. gas distribution industry and in the movement of liquid and gaseous substances for industrial applications.
    Ralph N. Yorio succeeds Thomas Critton as president of Vibratech, Inc.  Yorio joined Vibratech in 1987 as vice president-engineering, after serving in several senior engineering positions with Ingersoll Rand and United Technologies.  Yorio has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He resides with his wife and two children in the Buffalo, N.Y., area.  Vibratech is a leading supplier of equipment used for controlling vibrations in heavy- duty diesel engines, motor sport engines, mass transit rail cars, and off-road equipment.
    IDEX Corp. is a manufacturer of a wide array of proprietary, highly engineered products, including industrial pumps, stainless steel banding and clamping devices, sheet metal fabricating equipment and tooling, automatic lubrication systems, low horsepower compressors, and vibration control equipment.  Its products are sold to a broad range of markets, the largest of which are the chemical processing, transportation equipment, food processing, pulp and paper, and oil refining industries.
    Additional information can be obtained on IDEX Corp., via FAX, no cost -- Dial 1-800-PRO-INFO, code 087.
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    /CONTACT:  Wayne P. Sayatovic, vice president-finance of IDEX, 708-498-7070; Audrey Lowe (Chicago), 312-266-7800; Lillian Armstrong (San Francisco), 415-986-1591; or Scott Snyderman (New York), 212-661-8030; all of The Financial Relations Board for IDEX/
    (IEX) CO:  IDEX Corp. ST:  Illinois IN: SU:  PER FC -- NY063 -- 0567 01/16/92 13:40 EST
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