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CEO of Fort Worth-based AZZ dies

 

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

David H. Dingus, director, president and chief executive officer of Fort Worth-based AZZ incorporated, died unexpectedly on Oct. 27, 2013, from medical complications related to pancreatic cancer.


Dingus, 65, has served as the president and CEO of AZZ since 2001 and as a member of the company’s board of directors since 1999.
Chairman Kevern Joyce said, “The entire AZZ family is saddened by the news of David’s death. We grieve David’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family.”


Dana Perry, 64, current senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, will assume the duties of the president and CEO on an interim basis until AZZ’s board of directors appoints a successor.


AZZ incorporated is a global provider of specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets as well as a leading provider of hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market
 

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