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WILLIAM M. JORDAN ELECTED DURIRON'S NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- William M. Jordan has been elected president and chief executive officer of The Duriron Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: DURI). Having served as president and chief operating officer since February 1991, Jordan will become the eighth chief executive officer in Duriron's eighty-year history when he assumes his new responsibilities on Feb. 15, 1993. He succeeds John S. Haddick, who is to retire after a thirty-nine year career with the company. Haddick will continue his duties as chairman of the board.
 In making the announcement, Haddick expressed confidence that, "Mr. Jordan has the precise combination of youth and experience to aggressively lead and grow our business into the next century." He further explained that Jordan has been well prepared for his new position through the company's management succession program, "...which assures continuity of leadership with commitment to Duriron's mission."
 Jordan said, "We have a clear vision of who we are and where we are going. We will build upon our past successes and add new dimensions by thinking and acting globally in everything we do...by offering the lowest cost/highest value products possible...(and) by further improving customer service and delivery performance."
 The forty-eight year old Jordan joined Duriron as a field sales engineer in Houston, Texas, in 1972. He then served as Chicago district sales manager (1975) and assistant pump product manager (1976) before beginning his first international assignment as vice president and general manager of Duriron Canada (1979). He returned to Dayton in 1983 as assistant to the group vice president for international operations with the important responsibility of broadening the company's international presence. He became group vice president for international operations in 1984. In 1990, Jordan was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer and a year later was elected president while retaining his COO duties.
 A graduate of Stanford University's Executive Program, Jordan holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. degree from Central Michigan University. He serves as a director of The Duriron Company and the First National Bank of Dayton. Additionally, he is a Trustee of Good Samaritan Hospital and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Jordan, his wife, Elaine, and son, Jason, reside in Centerville, Ohio.
 The Duriron Company, Inc. designs and manufactures valves and valve automation devices, pumps, filtration equipment and systems for the worldwide process industries.
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