FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ incorporated (NYSE: AZZ) ("AZZ") today announced that it had reached an agreement with Mr. Tom E. Ferguson under which Mr. Ferguson will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of AZZ and that Mr. Ferguson has been elected to serve on AZZ's Board of Directors. Mr. Ferguson, 57 has extensive experience in the industries in which AZZ operates, having served as Chief Executive Officer of FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies, Inc., a provider of pipeline technology products and services, immediately prior to his employment with AZZ. Prior to serving in this position, Mr. Ferguson spent 25 years serving in various executive capacities with Flowserve Corp. (a NYSE listed company), a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, and its affiliates. Mr. Ferguson will begin his employment with AZZ, and will become a member of AZZ's Board of Directors, effective Monday, November 4, 2013.
Kevern Joyce, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AZZ, said "We are excited to have the opportunity to move forward with Tom Ferguson as President and CEO of AZZ. Tom will be a great asset to AZZ, as he brings significant business and leadership experience in the industries in which we operate. We feel that Tom's experience and track record in achieving business growth, both organically and through acquisitions, will be instrumental in helping our company pursue its strategic vision."
Effective as of October 27, 2013, Mr. Dana L. Perry assumed the duties of President and Chief Executive Officer of AZZ on an interim basis following the unexpected death of Mr. David H. Dingus on that same day. Mr. Perry will relinquish such duties to Mr. Ferguson on November 4, 2013 and will continue to serve AZZ in his capacity as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
AZZ incorporated is a global provider of specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets as well as a leading provider of hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market.
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