Conveyor Chain Manufacturer Lauds 34-Year Board Veteran

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Conveyor chain maker Webster Industries Inc. announces the retirement of George K. Tolford III from the company Board of Directors, after serving as a board member for 34 years.

Webster Industries - OH Chain Conveyor Maker

Webster Industries - OH Chain Conveyor Maker

George's experience, skill and devotion to Webster as an employee and director are unparalleled.

Conveyor chain maker Webster Industries Inc. announces the retirement of George K. Tolford III from the company Board of Directors, after serving as a board member for 34 years.

Tolford joined the conveyor chain manufacturer as an employee in August 1969 and served in a variety of roles, most recently as executive vice president in charge of manufacturing at all Webster locations.

“George’s experience, skill and devotion to Webster as an employee and director are unparalleled,” Company Chairman and CEO Fredric Spurck said. “Simply put, Webster would not have achieved the current level of success without the help of George Tolford, and I wish him every success going forward.”

A Board resolution honoring Tolford cited his “thoughtful, insightful and candid advice and counsel.”

Although his retirement was due to age limitations set by company policy, Tolford’s departure further illuminates the changing of the guard at Webster. Filling Toldford’s place on the board will be Andrew Felter, a 17-year Webster veteran who recently took over as the conveyor chain manufacturer’s president and COO.

Felter credited Spurck, his predecessor as president, for creating a succession plan that ensures Webster’s growth far into the future.

“The transition of Webster leadership has been a process that he has implemented with a great deal of forethought,” Felter said. “Fred’s succession plan is yet another example of his exceptional skill and vision as the head of Webster.”

Webster Industries manufactures conveyor chain for a wide variety of industries. Visit the company website at http://www.websterchain.com for details.

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