CINCINNATI, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (Nasdaq: CECE), a leading global environmental, energy, and fluid handling technology company, announced that Valerie Gentile Sachs and Dennis Sadlowski have been elected to its Board of Directors following approval by shareholders at its annual meeting yesterday.
Valerie Gentile Sachs was the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NYSE-listed OM Group, Inc., a global developer and manufacturer of magnetic technologies, battery technologies and engineered specialty chemicals, from September 2005 through the completion of the sale of the company in November 2015 to Apollo Global Management. Ms. Sachs had executive responsibility for OM Group's worldwide legal, internal audit and environment, health & safety operations. Prior to joining OM Group, Ms. Sachs served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Jo-Ann Stores, a US-based NYSE-listed retailer. Before that, she was General Counsel of Marconi plc, a London-based, LSE and NASDAQ-listed global communications and information technology company. Ms. Sachs earned her bachelor's degree (B.L.S.—Chemistry), with honors, from Bowling Green State University and her Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was a member of Law Review and a DeWitt Scholar.
Dennis Sadlowski was the Chief Operating Officer of LSG Sky Chefs North America, a provider of food and food-related services for transportation providers, from April 2013 until March 2015. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sadlowski oversaw operations across over 40 locations in North America and managed over 8,000 employees. Prior to that, from September 2011 until April 2012, Mr. Sadlowki served as the Chief Executive Officer of International Battery, an early stage green tech company focused on large format lithium ion batteries for the grid storage markets. Mr. Sadlowski worked at Siemens from July 2000 to March 2010, serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., an operating subsidiary of the global manufacturer Siemens AG, from July 2007 until October 2009. His responsibilities included overseeing six operating divisions along a combined sales organization, a number of wholly-owned subsidiaries and over 12,000 employees. Mr. Sadlowski has also previously worked at General Electric and Thomas & Betts. Mr. Sadlowski serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Trojan Battery, a privately-held global leader in deep cycle lead-acid batteries. Mr. Sadlowski earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Seattle University.
Arthur Cape, a director since 2005, has retired after 11 years of service.
CECO's Chairman Jason DeZwirek concluded, "CECO recently embarked on a search for new board members who would best complement, enhance and expand the Board's capabilities. I am thrilled that we were able to attract such high caliber candidates as Valerie and Dennis, who bring a wealth of proven global business and executive leadership experience to the company. We look forward to working with them as we continue to execute on our long-term growth strategy."
ABOUT CECO ENVIRONMENTAL
CECO is a diversified global provider of leading engineered technologies to the environmental, energy, and fluid handling and filtration industrial segments, targeting specific niche-focused end markets through an attractive asset-light business model, strategically balanced across the world. CECO targets its $5 billion+ of installed base, specifically to expand and grow a higher recurring revenue of aftermarket products and services. CECO's well respected brands, technologies and solutions have been evolving for well over 50 years to become leading-edge technologies in specific niche global end markets, including natural gas turbine power, refinery & petrochemical engineered cyclones and mid-stream energy pipeline gas transmission. CECO is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CECE." For more information, please visit http://www.cecoenviro.com.
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