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SPX appoints new president, CEO

SPX Corp., a manufacturer of power transformers and road compactors, today named Christopher Kearney president and CEO, succeeding John Blystone, who has retired. The board also named Charles Johnson II chairman.

SPX appoints new president, CEO

SPX Corp., a manufacturer of power transformers and road compactors, today named Christopher Kearney president and CEO, succeeding John Blystone, who has retired.
The board also named Charles Johnson II chairman.
The company owns the Rochester-based manufacturers SPX Process Equipment– Lightnin Division and Kayex Corp., which employ some 300 workers.
Kearney, 49, joined SPX as vice president, secretary and general counsel in 1997 from Grimes Aerospace Co., where he was senior vice president and general counsel.
Blystone, whom the company said retired to spend more time with his family, also has left the board of directors. He joined the Charlotte, N.C., company in December 1995.
SPX also named Jay Caraviello and Thomas Riordan executive vice presidents and co-chief operating officers. Patrick O’Leary will continue as chief financial officer, but also was promoted to executive vice president.

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