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Ross Controls Announces CEO Retirement and New Promotion

Ross Controls

Jeffrey Hand and John SmithROSS CONTROLS has announced the promotion of Jeffrey J. Hand to President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2014.  Mr. Hand replaces John G. Smith who recently announced his retirement after a 40-year career with ROSS. Mr. Smith will remain involved in the company as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hand has held several positions during his 12 years at ROSS, most recently as President, North American Operations.
Founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1921, ROSS CONTROLS is an international manufacturer of pneumatic valves and control systems for the fluid power industry. As a global leader in pneumatic safety products, ROSS works closely with industrial customers to help them comply with required safety standards.  In addition to its products designed for the general fluid power industry, ROSS offers unique application solutions and engineered products for specific industries including metals, glass, and press/metal forming.  ROSS has design, sales and manufacturing locations in Germany, Japan, China, France, India, Brazil and the UK, offering localized solutions for a global marketplace.

For more information on ROSS or its products and services, please contact your local ROSS distributor, ROSS’ customer service department or visit ROSS’ web site for literature.

Established and headquartered in Michigan since 1921, ROSS CONTROLS is an international designer and ISO-certified manufacturer of pneumatic valves and controls systems.  An innovative and driving force in the pneumatic safety industry for over 50 years, ROSS focuses on tailored technology to provide customers with a distinct value advantage. ROSS has subsidiaries in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, France, and China plus 145 worldwide stocking distributors. 

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