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Vice President Appointments – 2/1/2016

Swagelok Announces Vice President Appointments

SOLON, Ohio (February 1, 2016) – Five executive appointments were announced by Arthur F. Anton, president and chief executive officer of Swagelok Company.

Ward J. Dumm has been promoted to vice president of continuous improvement and quality and is responsible for managing continuous improvement efforts, new technology, safety, and sustainability. Dumm joined Swagelok in 1991 and has held several leadership positions in engineering and operations management. Most recently, he served as director of manufacturing strategies and engineering systems, where he was responsible for the technology and systems support needed to manufacture and assemble products across our footprint. Ward is a graduate of Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing his Executive MBA at Case Western Reserve University.

David E. Krabill has been promoted to vice president of information services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for leading all functions within information services and optimizing the organization’s investment in a new enterprise resource planning business system. Krabill joined Swagelok in 1992 and has held leadership positions in key areas, including human resources and customer service. Most recently, Krabill served as director of information services strategy, governance, and architecture. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA, both from The University of Akron.

Timothy G. Rosengarten has been named vice president of operations with responsibility for the organization’s general industrial manufacturing activities. He succeeds Michael F. Neff, who retired at the end of 2015. Rosengarten joined Swagelok in 2006 and has held leadership roles in the organization’s fitting services and valve services groups. Most recently, he served as vice president, continuous improvement and quality, where he established consistent metrics across the organization and continued the development of Swagelok quality methodology.

Nick N. Ezzone has assumed the newly created role of vice president, global sourcing and logistics. In this role, Ezzone is responsible for all global procurement responsibilities including component, raw material, and expense purchasing, as well as supplier development and scheduling. He will also lead the corporate warehouse and logistics teams. Most recently, Ezzone served as vice president, customer service and supply chain.

Matthew P. LoPiccolo has assumed the role of vice president, customer service and supply chain. His responsibilities include leading the areas of customer and technical service, supply chain planning, forecasting, inventory, and product data management. Most recently, LoPiccolo served as vice president of information services and Chief Information Officer from 2007 to 2015 and successfully led the company’s recent business systems transformation.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, process, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. With the goal of extending product life cycle and delivering consistent quality and reliability to our customers, Swagelok invests heavily in materials science and product design. Swagelok is committed to collaborating with customers through custom designs, special assemblies, manufacturing, and maintenance.

Our more than 200 sales and service centers in 70 countries are dedicated to building relationships with local customers, yet our resources are global and interconnected. Around the world, we can provide factory support, field engineering, and technical services as well as coordinated deliveries and a range of options for replenishing inventories. For more information about Swagelok, visit our website at