Cox appointed president of Stemco

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EnPro Industries announced Thursday, March 1, that Jon Cox, currently vice president and general manager of Garlock Klozure Dynamic Seals, has been named division president of Stemco LP, effective April 1. Cox will replace Richard Andrews, who will retire at the end of March.

Andrews joined Longview, Texas-based Stemco in 1996 and became president in 1998. “Richard led Stemco to record sales and earnings after he became division president,” says Ernie Schaub, president and chief executive officer of EnPro. “Under his direction, Stemco has experienced a period of continuous growth, improving its facilities and investing in new product development. We are grateful for his leadership and wish him a happy and fulfilling retirement.”

Andrews currently is serving as president of the board of directors of the Longview Economic Development Corp. He also serves on the Mayor’s Financial Advisory Committee and on the board of directors of Tri State Delivery Trucking Co. in Texarkana, Texas.

Cox was vice president of engineering at Stemco for four years before he joined EnPro’s Garlock Sealing Technologies unit in 1999 as vice president of engineering. During his previous time at Stemco, he led the development and launch of a number of new products. In 2002, he was promoted to vice president and general manager of Garlock Klozure Dynamic Seals, located in Palmyra, N.Y. He will relocate to Stemco’s headquarters in Longview.

“Jon is a very capable manager who has a proven track record in increasing sales and profitability, directing product innovation and extending the business into new markets,” Schaub says. “He recently led the first phase of a facility renovation at Garlock’s Palmyra location. With his previous experience at Stemco and his recent success at Garlock Klozure, Jon is highly qualified to guide Stemco’s continued growth.”

“Stemco is on the threshold of breakthrough new product innovation and operational excellence,” Andrews says. “We welcome Jon Cox’s return to Stemco, and his leadership will take us to the next level of performance.”