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Tennant Company Names Vice President, Global Operations

Published on 2006-10-19. Author : SpecialChem

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC - News), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world, announced that it has named Don Westman to lead its global operations as Vice President, Global Operations. Mr. Westman will have responsibility for the company's global manufacturing, sourcing and logistics.

Mr. Westman has spent 24 years with Pentair, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Operations-Pump Division where he oversaw manufacturing and distribution operations in the U.S., China, Mexico and Canada. Mr. Westman has held several VP-level executive positions with Pentair in various business units such as Pentair Water, Hoffman Enclosures and Schroff GMBH. Mr. Westman began his career as an industrial engineer with Deere & Company. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Menomonie.

"We are extremely pleased with Don's decision to join Tennant Company, to apply his vast domestic and global operations background to our company," said Chris Killingstad, President and CEO of Tennant. "Don brings a wealth of knowledge, having built and restructured manufacturing operations in many parts of the world, and leading worldwide implementations of lean manufacturing processes. We look to Don to fulfill a critical role at Tennant Company to capitalize on our key initiatives around lean operations and global supply chain management."

Mr. Westman will make his office in Golden Valley, Minn., the company's global headquarters.

Company Profile

Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC - News) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading concrete floors. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Uden, The Netherlands; Northampton, United Kingdom; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries.

Source: Tennant Company

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