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Akron Brass Appoints Hudak as President

Monday, August 18, 2008  

Wooster, Ohio –  Akron Brass Company announced today that Thomas H. Hudak has been named President, effective September 8, 2008.

Most recently, Hudak served as CEO of Pidilite USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Pidilite Industrial LTD headquartered in Mumbai, India, which manufactures and sells cleaning and additive products for the automotive aftermarket.  Prior to that, Hudak has held leadership positions with Emerson, The Stanley Works and Wiremold/Legrand. 

 “Tom’s strong leadership background and proven track record for delivering results gained during his 25 years experience in sales and marketing, makes him a natural fit for this position,” said Peter Costello, President of IPD Group for Premier Farnell.  “I am delighted we found such an outstanding leader and am confident in his ability to drive Akron’s growth and business agenda.”

Hudak is a graduate of Penn State and holds a Masters from the University of Memphis.

About Akron Brass:

Founded in 1918 and celebrating their 90th Anniversary, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment. A Premier Farnell company, Akron Brass is ISO 9001: 2000 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products.  For more information about Akron Brass, log onto

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