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Gleason Announces Senior Management Changes

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John W. Guffey, Jr. has taken over as CEO of Gleason Corp., as David Burns resigned earlier this month.

Guffey, a longtime board membe...
February 2, 2005—John W. Guffey, Jr. has taken over as CEO of Gleason Corp., as David Burns resigned earlier this month.

Guffey, a longtime board member, was most recently chairman, president and CEO of Coltec Industries until its merger with BF Goodrich in 1999.

John J.Perrotti, Gleason’s executive vice president and CFO, will become president and COO.

In addition,John W. Pysnack will become vice president of finance. Pysnack was previously the company’s controllor.

In the company’s press release, James S. Gleason, chairman of the board of directors, says, "We are particularly fortunate to have John Guffey, with both his past experience as CEO of a major engineering and manufacturing company and his long association with Gleason as a director, leading our company and working alongside John Perrotti as he assumes his additional duties".


Gleason Corporation
Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base. Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, windpower, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in Rochester, New York; Rockford, Illinois; Dayton, Ohio; Munich and Ludwigsburg, Germany; Studen, Switzerland; Bangalore; India, and Suzhou, China and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region. ...Read more Or visit www.gleason.com