Boston, November 20, 2008 - Blauer Manufacturing announced today that Michael Blauer has been named President, effective immediately. Mr. Blauer will succeed Charles Blauer as President and will direct daily operations with Stephen Blauer, who has been named to the position of Executive Vice-President; William Blauer, Vice-President of Sales; and Sharyn Blauer Proia, Director of Customer Relations.
"Michael has been an active leader in the company for over 33 years," said Charles Blauer, who will remain the majority shareholder in the company. "The family and management team is very confident that Michael will continue with the values that have been the foundation of Blauer's long-standing position as the industry leader for quality, innovation, and protection. His experience and energy will serve as the driving force behind our continued growth."
"I am honored to be named President of Blauer Manufacturing Company, and follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather," said Michael Blauer. "I welcome the opportunity to represent our family and employees in further strengthening our market leadership."
About Blauer Manufacturing Company
Blauer Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the leading designer and manufacturer of public safety uniform apparel with a focus on personal protective equipment (PPE) including ANSI 107 and 207 certified safety apparel, NFPA 1999 certified outerwear and rainwear, NFPA 1975 certified duty uniforms, and NFPA 1994 certified CBRN ensembles for use during terrorist and massincident response. Blauer was established in 1936 and is family-owned and operated.