AZZ Inc. Announces Key Management Promotions

|Jul 8|magazine13 min read

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, today announced the promotions of Bryan Stovall to Chief Operating Officer of AZZ's Metal Coatings Segment and David Nark to Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations.

Mr. Stovall joined AZZ in 1993 and held positions of increasing levels of responsibility as the business grew into the largest provider of hot dip galvanizing solutions in North America. Most recently, Mr. Stovall served as Senior Vice President and President of AZZ Galvanizing Solutions, managing AZZ's network of 41 hot-dip galvanizing plants. In his new role, Mr. Stovall's responsibilities will include the operational leadership of both the Galvanizing and Surface Technologies operating platforms throughout North America, and he will play a key strategic role on the executive team.

Mr. Nark joined AZZ in 2013 as Vice President of Marketing and Communications, and will now add Investor Relations to his job responsibilities. Mr. Nark will be responsible for improving AZZ's overall communications, enhancing the Company's strategic content, and building strong relationships with the investor community.  

Tom Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer stated, "I am pleased to announce the promotions of Bryan Stovall and David Nark. Both Bryan and David have achieved outstanding results in their respective roles at AZZ. Bryan is a proven results-driven leader and has been instrumental in overseeing the strategic growth and profitability of our Galvanizing Solutions business. I am confident that consolidating both galvanizing and surface technologies under his leadership will result in a more successful Metal Coatings segment in the years to come. Over the last seven years, David has successfully strengthened our marketing and communications capabilities and his experience will be advantageous in overseeing our investor relations program."

About AZZ Inc.

AZZ Inc. is a global provider of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets. AZZ Metal Coatings is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot dip galvanizing to the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ Energy is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable transmission of power from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and erosion mitigation to critical infrastructure in the energy markets worldwide.

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Company Contact:    
David Nark, Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations
AZZ Inc.
(817) 810-0095
www.azz.com

Investor Contact:
Joe Dorame, Managing Partner
Lytham Partners
(602) 889-9700
www.lythampartners.com

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