SOURCE: Davis Calibration

August 05, 2008 09:05 ET

Davis Calibration Services Gets New CEO

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - The Board of Directors of Davis Calibration Services announced today the appointment of Mark Rohde, Sr., as Davis' new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Rohde, a Vice President with JPB Enterprises, Inc. ("JPBE"), most recently served as President and CEO of Motif Design, a Tempe, Arizona-based commercial interior design and fabrication firm that had been acquired by JPBE in February of this year. Mark served as Motif's interim CEO to implement and support JPBE's strategic growth plan while the investment firm searched for a permanent CEO. Prior to joining JPBE, Rohde most recently served as President and COO of EMG, a Hunt Valley, Maryland-based national commercial real estate due diligence firm specializing in environmental, architectural, and engineering assessments. Prior to that time, he served as CEO of Network Building and Consulting, a Linthicum, Maryland firm specializing in cell tower and asset management solutions. His earlier career experiences ranged from President, Communications Solutions Group (Convergys Information Management), to Director of Business Development, Martin Marietta Information and Communications, and included various sales and marketing positions with AT&T. He was graduated by Loyola College with a B.A. Degree in mathematics and received his MBA Degree from Loyola College as well.

"We are delighted to have Mark lead Davis in the execution of its continued growth and expansion strategy," said J.P. Bolduc, Chairman of the Company. "His demonstrated ability to achieve top and bottom line results, together with his proven record of leadership in creating strong customer loyalties and building excellent (and highly motivated) employee teams will serve Davis, its employees and shareholders to advantage going forward."

"To be given the opportunity to lead Davis -- a Company with a distinguished history since 1912 of customer satisfaction -- which today, through its 30 regional laboratory facilities, is the largest third-party provider of world-class instrument calibration and related services in the U.S. is an exciting opportunity, and one that I welcome and one in which we will excel to the benefit of all stakeholders," said Mark Rohde.

Lee Rudow, who has served as Davis' CEO since JPB Enterprises acquired the Company in December 1999, has decided to leave the Company. In departing, Rudow said, "I leave behind a Company rich in tradition and well positioned for continued growth and global expansion."

About Davis Calibration

Davis Calibration ( was founded in 1912 and is owned by JPB Enterprises, Inc., a private investment holding company located in Columbia, Maryland. The Baltimore-based Company provides world-class instrument calibration and related services to a wide range of customers. With industry-leading innovation, the Company operates 30 calibration laboratories (locations) staffed with highly trained experts and the calibration capabilities to meet the needs of virtually every industry. Quality certifications include ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001:2000, ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 and 10CFR50 Appx B.

Contact Information

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    James Bolduc
    Davis Calibration