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ITT Industries Names Reichelderfer President of Fluid Specialty Group


        UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Industries Inc.
    (NYSE: IIN) has appointed Brenda L. Reichelderfer President of the Fluid
    Specialty Group, leading providers of engineered valves and switches for
    industrial and aerospace applications, products for the marine and leisure
    markets, and fluid handling materials for various industrial markets.
        "Brenda's experience in numerous operational, engineering and product
    development improvement projects will be invaluable in enhancing our
    leadership in the specialty products area," said Richard J. Labrecque,
    Executive Vice President ITT Industries and responsible for ITT Industries
    fluid technology business.
        Ms. Reichelderfer most recently served as Vice President, Engineering, of
    the now divested ITT Automotive Electrical Systems Group.
        A 17-year veteran of the company, Ms. Reichelderfer has held a number of
    other positions at the company, including Vice President, Integrated Product
    Development, at ITT Defense and Electronics, where she implemented world-class
    development techniques in segments as varied as semiconductors, connectors,
    communications and radar.  Prior to that, she was Vice President of Operations
    for a $500 million communications/satellite instrumentation division of ITT
        Ms. Reichelderfer has received the company's foremost employee honors,
    including the Harold S. Geneen Award for excellence in Creative Management and
    the company's top award for quality.  She is active in various industry
    initiatives and played a lead role in the early planning of the Massachusetts
    Institute of Technology's Center for Innovation in Product Development, a
    joint effort by industry and academia to advance the theory and practice of
    product development funded by the National Science Foundations and companies
    including ITT Industries.
        Ms. Reichelderfer earned a BSEE at Ohio Northern University and is
    past-Chair of the Ohio Northern University College of Engineering Advisory
        She will be based in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
        About ITT Industries
        ITT Industries, Inc. ( is a global industrial
    manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets that it serves,
    generating annual global sales of $4.4 billion.  ITT Industries is the world's
    largest producer of pumps and also produces systems and services to move and
    control water and other fluids.  The company is also a leading supplier of
    sophisticated military defense systems, including night vision devices, secure
    communication systems and avionics, and provides advanced technical and
    operational services to a broad range of government agencies.  ITT Industries
    is a leading provider of electrical interconnects for cellular telephones,
    aerospace, network communications, "smart cards" for personal data storage,
    and PC cards for laptop computers.  Further, ITT Industries provides products
    for highly-focused industrial markets, such as shock absorbers serving
    high-end, specialized auto needs, trains and bridges, fluid handling products
    such as brake and fuel line tubing, engineered valves, aerospace controls and
    brake friction materials.  Based in White Plains, NY, ITT Industries employs
    approximately 35,000 people around the world.
        In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries' common stock
    is traded under the symbol ("IIN") on the Midwest, Pacific, London, Frankfurt
    and Paris exchanges.
        Certain material presented herein consists of forward-looking statements
    which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important
    factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
    expressed in or implied from such forward-looking statements.  Such factors
    include those set forth in Item 1, Business and Item 7, Management's
    Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations --
    Forward-Looking Statements in the ITT Industries, Inc. Form 1O-K Annual Report
    for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1997, and other of its filings with the
    Securities and Exchange Commission.
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    SOURCE  ITT Industries Fluid Technology

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    or fax, 800-758-5804, ext. 110006
    CONTACT: Bjorn von Euler of ITT Industries Fluid Technology,
    201-760-5795; or Tom Glover of ITT Industries, 914-641-2160

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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