Griffon Announces the Retirement of Joseph Battaglia and the Appointment of Kevin McSweeney as President of Telephonics
Mr. Battaglia, a defense industry veteran of more than 50 years, joined Telephonics in 1990, and has served as President for the past 21 years. During his tenure at Telephonics, Mr. Battaglia led the development of radars, IFF (Identification, Friend or Foe) and Air Traffic Management systems, helping to secure the company’s strong position in U.S. and international defense and civilian electronics markets. Following his retirement, Mr. Battaglia will remain with the Company in a consulting capacity.
Effective with Mr. Battaglia’s retirement,
Mr. Kramer commented, “Kevin is an outstanding leader with strong customer, supplier and employee relationships. He has assumed increasing levels of responsibility throughout his Telephonics career and is uniquely positioned to succeed Joe. We have high expectations for the future of Telephonics under Kevin’s leadership.”
Griffon currently conducts its operations through three business segments:
Home & Building Products consists of two companies,
The AMES Companies, Inc.(“AMES”) and Clopay Building Products Company, Inc.(“CBP”):
- AMES is a global provider of non-powered landscaping products for homeowners and professionals.
- CBP is a leading manufacturer and marketer of residential, commercial and industrial garage doors to professional dealers and major home center retail chains.
Telephonics Corporationdesigns, develops and manufactures high-technology, integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions for military and commercial markets worldwide.
Clopay Plastic Products Company, Inc.is an international leader in the development and production of embossed, laminated and printed specialty plastic films used in a variety of hygienic, health-care and industrial applications.
For more information on Griffon and its operating subsidiaries, please see the Company’s new website at www.griffon.com.
Brian G. Harris, 212-957-5000
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Callahan, 203-682-8311
Senior Vice President