Glenro Names Three Executives To Upper Management

Paterson, NJ; 04 April 2002 – Glenro Inc. has promoted three of the company’s managers to new
executive management positions. Effective immediately, Thomas Van Denend has been named Vice
President; John Walsh has been promoted to Vice President Sales; and Jim Alimena is now Glenro’s
Vice President Marketing.In his 21-year career at Glenro, Thomas Van Denend has become recognized
as an authority on industrial heat processing technologies. Prior to his new assignment, Van Denend
ran Glenro’s Western sales office, where he was instrumental in new business development as well as
new product and technology launches. In his new role, Van Denend will concentrate on developing and
commercializing new product lines for Glenro, including flatbed laminating systems, advanced
infrared heaters and regenerative thermal oxidizers. Van Denend is also pursuing acquisitions and
developing strategic alliances with companies that serve the same customers as Glenro.John Walsh
has 25 years of manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and business management
experience in the production of industrial equipment, electronics, outdoor equipment, automotive,
and structural steel components. He has been with Glenro since 1993, excepting a two-year
engagement with Garden Way Inc. as Director of Manufacturing Engineering. Walsh was previously
Plant Manager with Glenro, and he brings extensive experience in the needs of manufacturing to his
new role as Vice President Sales. He directs Glenro’s nationwide network of sales engineers, as
well as developing international sales opportunities.As Vice President Marketing, Jim Alimena is
responsible for creating sales opportunities, building brand awareness, managing Glenro’s marketing
information system, marketing research, advertising and public relations. Alimena is a 22-year
Glenro veteran, during which time he has built a marketing communications team and created an
integrated marketing communications program using electronic and print media. He developed Glenro’s
Internet strategy and web site, Under Alimena’s direction, Glenro’s trade
publication ads have won several readership response and brand awareness awards.The new management
assignments are part of Glenro’s objective to develop an interrelated process among engineering,
marketing and sales to launch new products that meet the needs of customers.Headquartered in
Paterson, New Jersey, Glenro Inc. provides process heating engineering and equipment for industries
such as paper and film converting, nonwovens, technical textiles, insulated wire and tubing. Glenro
equipment includes infrared heaters and ovens, hot air dryers, fume oxidizers and flatbed