AMETEK Names Eric Chaussin Vice President & General Manager Floorcare & Specialty Motors Europe

Nov 03, 2011, 08:00 ET from AMETEK, Inc.

BERWYN, Pa., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced the appointment of Eric Chaussin as Vice President & General Manager, Floorcare & Specialty Motors Europe.  In this role, Mr. Chaussin is responsible for AMETEK's European operations that manufacture electric motors.

"I am very pleased to welcome Eric to AMETEK.  Eric has excellent manufacturing experience and an extensive background managing multinational operations.  We expect him to make an important contribution to the continued success of our European floorcare and specialty motors business," notes AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Hermance.

Prior to joining AMETEK, Mr. Chaussin most recently worked as Operations Director for JBT Corporation, which included operations in Florida, Mexico, Spain and China.  Prior to JBT, he held several positions with United Technologies Carrier Corporation, including Managing Director, Italy & Netherlands HVAC; Managing Director, Holland Heating; and Asia Pacific Quality Director, based in Shanghai. In each of those roles, Mr. Chaussin had significant international operational responsibilities.

Before joining United Technologies, Mr. Chaussin held several positions with Schneider Electric, including Asia Pacific Lean Manufacturing Director, based in Shanghai.  He also held plant director, quality and production management positions in their French operations.

Mr. Chaussin has an Engineering degree with Industrial Management from Cesi Nantes Orvault, France.

Corporate Profile

AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, Global & Market Expansion and New Products.  AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital.  The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices.

Forward-looking Information

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