VWR CORPORATION APPOINTS NEW MEMBER TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
VWR CORPORATION APPOINTS NEW MEMBER TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEDIA, Pa., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR Corporation (NASDAQ: VWRX) today announced that Edward A. McGrath Jr., president and chief executive officer of Graybar Electric Co., has been appointed to serve on its nine-member board of directors. McGrath has more than 35 years of experience in the distribution industry.
He joined Graybar Electric Co. in 1955 and since that time has held a variety of management positions within the company. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., Graybar Electric Co. is one of the nation's largest electrical distribution companies. In 1988, McGrath was promoted to executive vice president, and in 1989, he was appointed to president and chief executive officer.
"Ed McGrath is a leader in the distribution industry," said Jerrold B. Harris, president and chief executive officer of VWR Corporation. "He is an excellent addition to the VWR board." In response to his appointment, McGrath said, "VWR is a leader in the scientific distribution industry. I am honored to have been appointed to serve on its board of directors." Prior to joining Graybar Electric Co., McGrath served for three and one-half years in the U.S. Navy as a navigator and executive officer during the Korean War. McGrath received a B.A. in economics and philosophy from Fordham University in 1952. VWR Corporation, headquartered in Media, is one of the nation's largest distributors of laboratory supplies, chemicals and equipment with sales of $429 million in 1990. The company represents more than 1,300 manufacturers and has more than 100,000 active customers. /delval/ -0- 12/19/91 /CONTACT: Walter S. Sobon chief financial officer of VWR Corporation, 215-891-9752, or Belinda Donovan of The Tierney Group, 215-732-4100, for VWR Corporation/ (VWRX) CO: VWR Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: PER
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|Date:||Dec 19, 1991|
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