New head at Jackson Products Inc.

News March 12, 2003
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Jackson Products Inc

Jackson Products Inc., St. Louis, Mo., has announced the appointment of David Gilchrist as president and chief executive officer. Gilchrist has more than 30 years of management experience in several industries including building products, automotive, electronics, medical, consumer products and fabricated metals in the U.S., as well as international markets.

Gilchrist joins JPI from Memphis-based VP Buildings, a building products company with revenues of more than $500 million, where he served as president and chief executive officer since 1995.

JPI designs and manufactures personal safety products for the work place, as well as safety products for the highway and airport industries.

"Dave brings a wealth of experience and leadership to JPI," said George Kelly, JPI's chairman. "He has a strong background in manufacturing and distribution, a record of achievement in his past positions and a reputation for successfully growing businesses."

"I look forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to continue to grow JPI's business," said Gilchrist. "JPI has a portfolio of world-class brands and products, with strong customer relationships and talented employees."

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