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David Durstine Appointed to Vice President of Weldon

Akron Brass promotes former vp marketing to lead their Columbus, Ohio facility

Wooster, Ohio (December 20, 2013) – Akron Brass Company, a global marketer and manufacturer of high performance firefighting equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Durstine to the position of Vice President of Weldon and Akron Brass Global Products.

Durstine, who most recently held the position of vice president of marketing, will oversee day-to-day operations, engineering and sales of the Columbus, Ohio manufacturing facility.  Weldon, a division of Akron Brass specializes in lighting and electronic solutions to the student transportation, emergency services and specialty vehicle markets. Joining the company in 2001, Durstine will continue to have global product line responsibility across all Akron Brass brands along with his new role.

“David has brought product innovation and a strong focus on the customer to Akron Brass,” stated Sean Tillinghast, president of Akron Brass. “His global awareness and successful leadership roles in sales and marketing will continue the advancement of Weldon’s value proposition. We are excited to appoint David to this position,” continued Tillinghast.

“The opportunity to lead Weldon is a great privilege,” Durstine said.  “I am looking forward to building upon an already established 40+ year old brand.” 

Mr. Durstine earned a bachelor of arts in business administration from Muskingum University. For the past 12 years, he has been active with the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) and currently serves on their board of directors. He sits on the NFPA 1901 Standard for Fire Apparatus Committee and is a 15-year veteran volunteer firefighter with the Apple Creek Fire Department. David currently resides in Wooster with his wife Jamie and their four children.

About Akron Brass Company

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life-safety, firefighting and emergency response equipment. Markets served consist of fire & rescue, petro-chemical, marine, military, airports, mining, specialty vehicles and bus & student transportation.  A Premier Farnell Company [LON:PFL], Akron Brass is ISO 9001 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products. Headquartered in Wooster, OH, Akron Brass has additional manufacturing facilities in Columbus, OH and Washington, IL, with sales offices in Beijing, China and Dubai, UAE.


Media Contact:
Kim Morrow, Director of Marketing


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