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Columbus McKinnon Names Franklin Electric CEO to Board | Industry News

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Amherst, N.Y., has appointed R. Scott Trumbull to its board of directors, effective Jan. 19, 2014.  Trumbull is the chairman and CEO of Franklin Electric Company Inc.  He joined the board of Franklin Electric in 1998 and was elected CEO of the company in December 2002.

Prior to Franklin Electric, Trumbull began his career at Owens-Illinois in 1972, progressively advancing through various operational and leadership positions ultimately to the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Health Care REIT Inc., which he joined in 1999.

With the addition of Trumbull, Columbus McKinnon's board of directors now totals nine members, including eight independent directors. Trumbull will serve on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.  He will stand for ratification at the company's annual shareholder meeting in July 2014.

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