Medina, Ohio - September 26, 2011 - Fire-Dex is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Jaffe as President and CEO. Brett has 23 years of leadership experience within a wide variety of manufacturing businesses, having started his career at Cooper Industries in their management training program in 1988. During his 11 year career at Cooper, Brett played significant roles in a number of subsidiaries. In 1999 he left Cooper to become President of the Tuthill Coupling Group, a vertically integrated, global manufacturer of coupling solutions. That business was sold to Eaton Corporation earlier this year at which time Brett became the Director of the Coupling Business within Eaton's Hydraulics Group. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and a MBA from the University of Houston. Brett is married with three children.
"I am very excited that we were able to attract a leader of Brett's caliber to come in as CEO of Fire-Dex" states Bill Burke, Chairman of the Board at Fire-Dex. "Although I will be stepping back from my active day to day responsibilities, as Chairman of the Board I look forward to maintaining my relationships in the industry and assisting Brett in any way I can as he continues the company's outstanding record of growth and profitability."
Contact information for Brett is BrettJaffe@firedex.com; 330/723-0000 x305.
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