Ken Walker Named to Lead EnPro Industries’ Compressor Products International
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- September 17, 2013
EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) announced today that Kenneth D. Walker,
president of the company’s Engineered Products Segment, has been named to the
additional role of president, Compressor Products International (CPI). Walker,
who was named president of the segment in August, will continue to be
responsible for GGB Bearing Technology.
EnPro also announced the resignation from the company of Anthony R. Gioffredi,
who had previously served as president of CPI.
Walker, who was most recently president of GGB, joined EnPro in 2001 as vice
president, sales and marketing at Plastomer Technologies, a business that is
now part of EnPro’s Technetics Group. He was later promoted to vice president
and general manager at Plastomer and remained in that role until 2006, when he
was named vice president and general manager, GGB Americas. He was
subsequently named EnPro’s vice president, continuous improvement, and held
that role from 2009 until he was named president of GGB in 2010. Susan E.
Sweeney, formerly vice president, Global Operations at GGB, has been named to
succeed Walker as GGB’s president and will continue to report to him.
Gioffredi moved to CPI in 2003, when he was named vice president and general
manager. Previously, he was vice president, operations at EnPro’s Fairbanks
Morse Engine (FME) business. In 2006, he was promoted to president of CPI and
given dual responsibility as president of FME, which he retained through
“We are pleased that Ken has accepted this expanded role within EnPro,” said
Steve Macadam, president and chief executive officer. “He is a capable manager
under whose leadership GGB has made operational and commercial improvements
that have allowed it to operate very effectively even with the low levels of
demand that have characterized its markets for the past several years. I am
confident his skills will serve him well as he assumes new responsibilities
and as we continue to focus on improving the performance of CPI.
“I also want to acknowledge Tony’s contributions to EnPro,” Macadam continued.
“Under his leadership, FME has consistently been one of EnPro’s best
performing businesses and CPI has been transformed from a small part of our
company seven years ago into a major operation today. As CPI grew through
acquisition, Tony worked diligently in the face of unexpectedly weak markets
to integrate the acquisitions into a cohesive unit. I’m confident his effort
leaves CPI well positioned to reach our long-term objectives for its
performance. I thank Tony for his efforts and wish him well in the future.”
About EnPro Industries
EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer and
filament wound bearings, components and service for reciprocating compressors,
diesel and dual-fuel engines and other engineered products for use in critical
applications by industries worldwide. For more information about EnPro, visit
the company’s website at http://www.enproindustries.com.
EnPro Industries, Inc.
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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