SOURCE: Flex-Tek


November 23, 2010 13:59 ET

Smiths Group Names Schlageter Vice President and General Manager

"Schlageter to Lead Flexible Solutions Business"

GREENWOOD, SC--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - The Flex-Tek Group of London-based Smiths Group P.L.C. today announced the promotion of Jay Schlageter to the position of Vice President and General Manager of its Flexible Solutions Division. Schlageter most recently served as Director of Operations for Flex-Tek Group.

A 13-year veteran of Flex-Tek, Schlageter supported the Thermaflex Group initially and spent the last six years managing several Flexible Solutions' lines of business. During his career with Flex-Tek, he held positions primarily in the operations management ranks, providing critical support to industrial, medical and floor care hose functional areas.

"I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Schlageter to Vice President and General Manager of our Flexible Solutions Division," said Pat McCaffrey, COO of Flex-Tek Group. "Jay has what it takes to propel us forward to secure our place as the global leader in innovative, high quality, custom hosing, while employing socially responsible business practices. I'm excited to see great things from Jay in this highly visible role."

In his new post, Schlageter will have responsibility for ensuring operational excellence and developing go-to-market strategies for Flex-Tek brands Hi-Tech Duravent, Hi-Tech Medical, Flexible Technologies, Flexible Ducting Malaysia and Flexschlauch Producktion, ensuring these businesses will be competitive globally.

About Flex-Tek:
Greenwood, South Carolina-based Flex-Tek Group, a division of Smiths Group, PLC, which is headquartered in London, England, provides engineered components that heat and move fluids for the aerospace, medical, industrial, construction and domestic markets. Its flexible hosing and rigid tubing is deployed on commercial aircraft as well as in motorsport for fuel and hydraulic applications. In the home, its technology can be found in domestic equipment including vacuum cleaners and HVAC systems support. 

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