CLARCOR Announces Leadership Transition

Dec. 21, 2015

Dec. 21, 2015—Sam Ferrise, president of CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group (EMG) and president of Baldwin Filters, has announced his plans to retire.

“Sam Ferrise, more than any other individual, has been responsible for CLARCOR’s growth and outstanding financial performance over the last 15 years. Under Sam’s leadership, Baldwin Filters and our associated engine/mobile businesses have enjoyed tremendous growth and success,” said Christopher L. Conway, CLARCOR’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Jacob Thomas has been appointed the new president of CLARCOR Engine Mobile Filtration Group.

“Jacob’s entire career has been focused on growing businesses in the engine/mobile sector for some of the most respected and well known public companies in the world. His strong leadership skills, demonstrated performance in both OEM and aftermarket businesses and international experience are exactly what we need to help us grow our Engine/Mobile Filtration segment around the globe,” said Conway.

Before joining CLARCOR, Thomas served as president of the Diaphragm and Dosing Pumps Group of IDEX Corporation. Before that, Thomas held executive roles for Terex Corporation, including president of Terex Latin America. He also held positions with Case Corporation and Ford Motor Company.

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