Nortek Appoints Vice President-Corporate Controller

Nov 21, 2011, 16:26 ET from Nortek, Inc.

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nortek, Inc. ("Nortek") (NASDAQ: NTK), a leading diversified global manufacturer of innovative, branded residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC and technology products, today announced the appointment of Donald W. Reilly to the position of Vice President-Corporate Controller. Mr. Reilly will report to Almon C. Hall III, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nortek.

In announcing the appointment, David Smith, Nortek's Interim Chief Executive Officer, said, "Don is an experienced executive with a broad background in finance and accounting.  He will oversee the controllership and accounting functions of Nortek companies and provides depth to our finance team."

Mr. Reilly is a senior financial professional with 30 years of diversified experience in manufacturing, technology, financial services and a variety of specialized industries.  Mr. Reilly comes to Nortek from Evergreen Solar Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer.  Previously, Mr. Reilly held senior level roles with GTECH Corporation, Amtrol, Inc., A.T. Cross Company and Ernst & Young.  Don is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Providence College.

Mr. Reilly is married with two children.


Nortek* is a leading diversified global manufacturer of innovative, branded residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC and technology products.  Nortek offers a broad array of products, including: range hoods, bath fans, indoor air quality systems, heating and air conditioning systems, and technology offerings, including audio, video, access control, security and digital display mounting and mobility products.

*As used herein, the term "Nortek" refers to Nortek, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.  This term is used for convenience only and is not intended as a precise description of any of the separate corporations, each of which manages its own affairs.

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