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Ideal appoints new chief financial officer

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Ideal Industries Inc.has appointed Carmelle Giblin as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Giblin assumes this role from Jim Pfotenhauer who will remain with the company in his new position as vice president of finance, secretary and treasurer. Pfotenhauer, who  joined Ideal in 1982, will assist to ensure a smooth transition.

“Ideal is most fortunate to add the talent of a seasoned professional like Carmelle Giblin as our new CFO,” Jim James, president and CEO of Ideal Industries Inc., said in a news release. “Ideal has built a dynamic management team to meet our ambitious worldwide goals and leverage the vast business opportunities in front of us. Carmelle will play a pivotal role in seeing that those goals are met.” 

Giblin was most recently vice president, general manager at Kester, an Illinois Tool Works business and a global supplier of interconnecting materials for the electronic and microcomponent assembly markets. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant, eventually becoming a group controller with ITW in 1999.

Ideal Industries Inc. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. Ideal is a leading manufacturer of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

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