AMETEK Names Gregory J. Kelble as Senior Vice President- Human Resources

Jun 25, 2010, 08:00 ET from AMETEK Inc.

PAOLI, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has named Gregory J. Kelble as Senior Vice President-Human Resources.  Mr. Kelble comes to AMETEK from MSCI Barra, where he was Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Frank Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am pleased to welcome Greg to AMETEK. We are fortunate to have a senior executive with his strong background in all facets of human resource management to lead our worldwide human resources organization."

Prior to MSCI Barra, Mr. Kelble held increasingly responsible human resources positions with several leading global industrial companies. He was Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, and Six Sigma Plus for Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions and Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, for Honeywell, Inc.

Prior to Honeywell, Mr. Kelble was with BOC Group, plc, where he held several roles, including Vice President, Human Resources, for BOC Process Gas Solutions and BOC Process Plants as well as Vice President, Training and Organizational Development. He previously held training, management and organizational development positions at Pepsi-Cola, Textron, Inc. and United Technologies Corporation.  He started his career as a Research Psychologist with the University of Dayton Research Institute.

Mr. Kelble holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Marquette University and a Master of Arts in Organizational/Industrial Psychology from the University of West Florida.

Corporate Profile

AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2009 sales of $2.1 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.

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