WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries, Inc.
(NYSE: IIN) elected Linda S. Sanford to its Board of Directors today. Sanford
is General Manager, Global Industries for International Business Machines
(IBM). In this position, Sanford is responsible for operations that generate
about 70 percent of IBM's revenue.
"Linda Sanford's impressive management experience with IBM's Global
Industries division, in addition to her strong engineering background, will
prove an invaluable asset to our board," stated Travis Engen, chairman,
president and chief executive of ITT Industries. "Her reputation as a driving
innovator and proven leader in the technical arena will be tremendously
beneficial to ITT Industries."
Prior to assuming her current post, Ms. Sanford was General Manager of
IBM's S/390 Division. By reinventing S/390 as an open, enterprise-level
server for today's Internet-based e-business applications, Sanford
successfully guided the division through a comprehensive product
transformation. She has been named one of the Top Ten Innovators in the
Industry by Information Week magazine.
Sanford, who joined IBM in 1975, is a graduate of St. John's University in
Queens, New York and earned her Masters of Science in operations research from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She is a member of the
National Association of Engineers and the Women in Technology International
Hall of Fame.
ITT Industries (http://www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide-diversified
manufacturing company, with 1997 sales of $8.8 billion from its three primary
business segments: automotive, defense & electronics, and fluid technology.
In the automotive area, ITT Industries is one of the largest independent
suppliers of systems and components to automotive manufacturers. ITT
Industries' defense & electronics business is a leader in the design,
manufacture and support of high technology electronic systems and components
for defense and commercial markets. ITT Industries' fluid technology business
is the world's leading manufacturer of pumps, systems and services for the
movement, measurement, and control of fluids. Based in White Plains, New
York, ITT Industries employs more than 58,000 people around the world.
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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