Industrial Firefighting, Leadership, Technical Rescue

Akron Brass appoints Hudak as President

Akron Brass Company announced today that Thomas H. Hudak has been named President, effective September 8, 2008.

Most recently, Hudak served as CEO of Pidilite USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Pidilite Industrial LTD headquartered in Mumbai, India, which manufactures and sells cleaning and additive products for the automotive aftermarket. Prior to that, Hudak has held leadership positions with Emerson, The Stanley Works and Wiremold/Legrand.

“Tom’s strong leadership background and proven track record for delivering results gained during his 25 years experience in sales and marketing, makes him a natural fit for this position,” said Peter Costello, President of IPD Group for Premier Farnell. “I am delighted we found such an outstanding leader and am confident in his ability to drive Akron’s growth and business agenda.”

Hudak is a graduate of Penn State and holds a Masters from the University of Memphis.

Founded in 1918 and celebrating its 90th Anniversary, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance fir fighting and emergency rescue equipment. For more information about Akron Brass, log onto