GENERAL SIGNAL NAMES SCHNABEL-KUEHN PRESIDENT OF DEZURIK UNIT
STAMFORD, Conn., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- General Signal Corporation (NYSE: GSX) announced today that it has named Michael Schnabel-Kuehn president of its DeZurik unit, effective July 6. DeZurik, based in Sartell, Minn., is a leading manufacturer of specialty valves used in a broad range of process industries, including water and wastewater treatment and paper and chemical manufacturing. Mr. Schnabel-Kuehn, 48, is a member of the board of directors of the Klinger Group, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial and automotive gaskets, sheeting, and fluid control valves, and president of Richard Klinger AG, a subsidiary of the Klinger Group, with operations in Austria and Germany. He is also chief executive officer of Klinger
USA, based in Sidney, Ohio, and as director of Klinger Americas, is responsible for the Klinger Group's gasket and valve manufacturing operations in North and South America.
From 1979 to 1987, he served as general manager of Klinger Brasil, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A metallurgical engineer by training, he held a range of technical and management positions with Acos Villares, a specialty steel foundry, forge, and rolling mill in Sao Paulo from 1973 to 1979. Earlier in his career, he was manager of manufacturing for
Renus Ltda, a nonferrous foundry, forge, and machining concern based in Sao Paulo.
Commenting on the appointment, Joel S. Friedman, senior vice president for General Signal's Process Controls sector, said, "Michael's extensive experience in the fluid controls field, his knowledge of international manufacturing, and his abilities as an innovative manager make him an excellent and timely addition to the sector's management team." Alois H. Kremers, who has served as president of DeZurik for the past 17 years and previously announced plans to retire early, will remain with DeZurik in an advisory capacity during the transition in leadership. Mr. Schnabel-Kuehn holds a degree in metallurgical engineering from Polytechnikum Friedberg, University Giessen, Germany, and graduated from advanced courses in business management at the Management Center of Brasil. He currently resides in Troy, Ohio, and Vienna, Austria. General Signal Corporation, with 1992 sales of $1.6 billion, is a leading manufacturer of equipment and instruments for the process control, electrical, and industrial technology industries. -0- 6/15/93 /CONTACT: Nino J. Fernandez of General Signal, 203-329-4320/ (GSX)
CO: General Signal Corporation ST: Connecticut, Minnesota IN: SU: PER
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