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Global Industrial adds to its executive ranks


Port Washington, New York's Global Industrial Company, a national distributor of industrial products and MRO supplies, announced that Gary S. Michel has been appointed as an independent member to the company's Board of Directors, effective February 20, 2024.





Mr. Michel fills the vacancy on the Board of Directors resulting from the resignation of Thomas R. Suozzi, who resigned as a director of the company effective as of February 14, 2024 after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Michel has been appointed to serve on the Board's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.


Mr. Michel previously served as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. from 2018 to 2022, as well as chair of its board of directors from 2021 to 2022. Mr. Michel previously worked at Honeywell International, Inc., where he served as the president and chief executive officer of the Home and Building Technologies strategic business group from 2017 to 2018.


Mr. Michel began his career at Ingersoll Rand, where he spent 33 years, most recently as senior vice president and president of its residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning business and as a member of Ingersoll Rand's enterprise leadership team from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Michel holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.


Richard Leeds, Executive Chairman of Global Industrial Company, said, "Gary is an accomplished senior executive and board member who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in our industry. We look forward to his contributions to Global Industrial. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tom sincerely for his contributions to our company and wish him well as he returns to Congress to serve our country."

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