SOURCE: Mason, Israel & Partners

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April 19, 2010 08:00 ET

Mason, Israel Represents Crane Energy Flow Solutions in Recruitment of New Group General Manager

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) - Anthony R. Favilla has joined Crane Energy Flow Solutions as General Manager of its Industrial Valve Group. Crane Energy is a subsidiary of Crane Co. Mason, Israel & Partners represented Crane Energy in recruiting Mr. Favilla for Crane.

In this newly created role, Mr. Favilla will be reporting to Vince Buffa, president of Crane Energy. Mr. Favilla will have direct responsibility for the Flowseal, Duo-Chek, Crane, Center Line, Aloyco, Jenkins and Stockham brands.

The assignment brings Mr. Favilla back to Crane where he served from 2002-2008 in several key sales management capacities. He spent the last two years as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for privately-held Conbraco Industries' Apollo Valves.

In announcing the appointment, Bill Mason, managing partner of Mason, Israel & Partners, said, "The continuing consolidation in the valve industry, the strength of an internationally oriented operation backed by a strong public company such as Crane Co., and recent strategic growth initiatives by new leadership at Crane Energy contributed significantly to our success in recruiting Tony to this opportunity."

According to Vince Buffa, Crane Energy's President, "We see a more favorable economic environment, and view this as an excellent opportunity to hit the ground running. We are pleased to be able to add someone with Tony's experience and market knowledge to the management team we have been building over the past two years."

Tony Favilla said, "I am very excited to be back with Crane, especially with the new team that we have in place. We are setting aggressive goals for ourselves, but feel we are well positioned for growing industrial sales in the US and Canada."

Mason, Israel & Partners, since 1979, has met the senior level talent acquisitions needs of global clients. The firm's clients range from early stage ventures to the largest global corporations.

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