Franze Named CEO Of Component Hardware Group

Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) June 11, 2009 -- Component Hardware Group (CHG), the leading manufacturer of SANIGUARD®, antimicrobial product protection and premium plumbing and hardware for commercial, foodservice, institutional and healthcare applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Franze as chief executive officer.

Franze brings to the company significant experience in general management, new product development, manufacturing and sales. He was the president of American Building Company, a manufacturer of metal building systems, as well as president of the Building Products Division of OMNOVA Solutions. Prior to these experiences Franze was CEO and president of Mansfield Plumbing Products LLC, a manufacturer of a full range of ceramic, steel and acrylic plumbing products.

“From the start, I have been impressed with CHG’s breadth of quality products and the dedicated team of employees, distributors and suppliers that stand behind them,” stated Franze. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work with CHG and its customers in the next phase of our growth.”

Franze succeeds John (Jack) Vresics who will remain on as a company director. “I am delighted that someone with Harry’s experience will lead CHG,” said Vresics. “I have enjoyed working closely with all our world-wide employees and distributors these past months. I look forward to helping CHG exceed its goals in the future.”

CHG, with offices in Lakewood, NJ and Breda, Netherlands, is best known for its quality brands: SANIGUARD®, Encore® premium plumbing, SaniShower hand showers, Regal Ride casters, Flame Gard® and Grease Defender hood filters, Standard-Keil hardware, Drain Master rotary drains and TOP-LINE economy plumbing.

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About Component Hardware Group (CHG) Lakewood, New Jersey-based CHG manufactures and distributes plumbing and specialty hardware components to healthcare, foodservice, institutional and commercial markets under the Flame Gard®, SANIGUARD®, SaniShower, Encore, Grease Defender, Regal Ride, TOP-LINE, Drain Master and QuikWash trademarks. For over 130 years, the company has been known for its longtime commitment to the highest level of customer service and its high-quality, innovative products for use in facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, cruise ships, schools, prisons, foodservice kitchens and elsewhere. For additional information, please visit [] or [].

About SANIGUARD® Protected Products SANIGUARD® protected plumbing and hardware products inhibit the growth of common bacteria, mold and fungi that cause odors, staining and product deterioration – nonstop and for the useful life of the product. Unique among plumbing and hardware components, the SANIGUARD® line utilizes a patented, proven, inorganic silver-ion technology to inhibit the growth of microorganisms harmful to the product. SANIGUARD® also keeps products fresher and cleaner between normal cleaning routines. SANIGUARD® may be applied as a coating over metal substrates or impregnated into plastic resins for extruded or injection molded plastic components. SANIGUARD® is designed to provide long-term protection to the product. It is not a disinfectant and will not protect users or others from food-borne or disease-causing bacteria. Always employ good hygiene and cleaning practices. For additional information, please visit [] or call 1-877-SANIGUARD.

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Press Release Submitted On: June 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm
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