ITT Corporation

ITT Industries Names Geissinger, Chambers Corporate Officers


        WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN)
    announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Dr. Jurgen Geissinger
    and Thomas V. Chambers Vice Presidents of the Company. Geissinger also serves
    as Chairman of the Management Board of ITT Automotive Europe GmbH, and is
    responsible for the Brake & Chassis systems worldwide production group.
    Chambers is also worldwide head of ITT Automotive's Electrical Systems
    business unit.
        "Both of these gentlemen hold critical positions in our global automotive
    business," said Travis Engen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive of ITT
    Industries.  "Their election as corporate officers by our Board reflects their
    importance to the ultimate success of ITT Industries as well.  We look forward
    to the leadership roles they will play."
        Geissinger, 38, joined ITT Automotive in Frankfort in 1992 as Head of
    Central Production Engineering, and later became General Manager of Electronic
    Brake Systems.  Prior to joining ITT Industries, Geissinger  worked in the
    Chairman's office of Heidelberger Druckm, AG in Germany.  He holds a doctorate
    in engineering from the University of Stuttgart.
        Chambers, 53, also joined ITT Automotive in 1992 as General Manager of
    North American Brake Systems.  Prior to joining ITT Automotive, Chambers was
    director, Brake Systems Unit, Delco Chassis Division with General Motors.
    Chambers holds a masters degree in management from the Sloan School of the
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
        ITT Industries is a leading worldwide diversified manufacturing company,
    with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion dollars from 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.  ITT Industries' stock (IIN)
    is traded on the New York, Midwest, pacific, London, Frankfurt and Paris
    SOURCE  ITT Industries

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About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.


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