WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc.
(NYSE: IIN) today elected Christina A. Gold to its Board of Directors. Gold
is Executive Vice President, Global Direct Selling Development at Avon
Products, Inc. in New York.
"Christina Gold adds an impressive background in global sales and
marketing, as well as strong financial and management skills to our board,"
said Travis Engen, chairman, president and chief executive of ITT Industries.
"We expect that she will make significant contributions to our board, just as
she has during her 27 years at Avon."
Prior to her current post, where she is responsible for extending Avon's
successful sales and marketing strategies to markets around the world, Gold
was President of Avon, North America, with responsibility for the United
States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. She was named one of
the Top 25 Managers by BusinessWeek magazine in 1996.
Gold is a graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa. She is a director of
the Conference Board, Inc. of Canada, and is Vice Chairman and a member of the
Executive Committee of the Conference Board in New York. Earlier this year,
Gold was honored at Birmingham Southern University with the Woman of
ITT Industries (http://www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide
manufacturing company, with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion in its three primary
business segments: Automotive, Defense & Electronics and Fluid Technology.
ITT Automotive is one of the largest independent suppliers of systems and
components to automotive manufacturers. ITT Defense & Electronics is a leader
in the design, manufacture and support of high technology electronic systems
and components for defense and commercial markets. ITT Fluid Technology is
one of the world's leading manufacturers of products, systems and services for
the movement, measurement and control of fluids.
In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' stock is
traded under the symbol (IIN) on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt and
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SOURCE ITT Industries, Inc.
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CONTACT: Tom Glover of ITT Industries, 914-641-2160
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