Watlow® Announces Appointment of Victoria Holt to Its Board of Directors
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12001 Lackland Rd.
St. Louis, MO, 63146
Press release date: April 24, 2012
St. Louis, MO - Watlow, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, announced today that Victoria M. Holt, president and CEO of Spartech (NYSE: SEH), was added to its Board of Directors, increasing the company's board size to eight.
Mrs. Holt has more than 30 years of experience in world-class manufacturing companies in various sales, business management and executive roles. She worked for 23 years in numerous positions at Monsanto Company culminating as vice president of its spinoff company Solutia before joining PPG in 2003. She became a member of Spartech's Board of Directors in 2005. Prior to joining Spartech as CEO, she served as Senior Vice President of PPG's Glass and Fiber Glass division where she was responsible for $2 billion of global sales of glass and fiber glass products into a broad set of end-use markets including commercial and residential construction, renewable energy, automotive, energy infrastructure, appliance and consumer products.
"Victoria brings immense talent, wisdom, versatility and practical knowledge to Watlow's Board," said Peter Desloge, Chairman and CEO of Watlow. "The skills she has developed over the course of three-plus decades at world-class manufacturing companies will make her a great contributor. We welcome her to the Watlow family."
Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies - all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.
Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 200 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 15 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same - to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.