STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2003 -- Dresser, Inc. President Steve Lamb announced that John T. McKenna was appointed president of Dresser Instruments, a business unit of Dresser, Inc.
McKenna was most recently President of the Worldwide Measurement and Instrument Division of Invensys, plc. He has over 25 years experience in manufacturing, most notably in automation and process industries.
Lamb stated, "John is a strong addition to our operations management team. He has an excellent track record of growing businesses while implementing strategic changes similar to the lean manufacturing and efficiency improvement initiatives underway within Dresser."
Prior to joining Dresser, McKenna served in a variety of positions in Invensys and predecessor companies starting in 1979. In addition to his last posting, he was President of Invensys' Systems Products Division and President and General Manager of Foxboro Canada among other general management positions. He began his career in 1977 with Brooklyn Union Gas Company.
McKenna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts (1977) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts (1983).
Dresser Instruments, a business unit of Dresser, Inc., manufactures gauges, thermometers, switches, transducers, transmitters, calibration equipment and isolators for pressure measurement and control. Dresser Instruments products are marketed under the Ashcroft, Heise, Willy, Ebro and Weksler brands.
Headquartered in Dallas, Dresser, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of highly engineered equipment and services sold primarily to customers in the flow control, measurement systems, and power systems segments of the energy industry. Dresser has a widely distributed global presence, with over 7,500 employees and a sales presence in over 100 countries worldwide. The company's web site can be accessed at www.dresser.com.