DUX HIRES INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS VETERAN
TO LEAD SALES AND MARKETING
SEATTLE, Wash. - November 19, 2007- DUX
Area, Inc. today announced the hiring of John Watson as Senior
Vice President for Sales and Marketing. Watson will be managing
the strategic direction for worldwide distribution and sales
along with all marketing communications, as DUX continues
to focus on developing economically viable environmental solutions
utilizing its patented "laminar air flow" coating application
systems as its flagship technology offering.
"We're very excited about John's depth of experience in a
number of industrial fields where he led two companies to
positions of market leadership measured by volume and profitability,"
said DUX CEO Kevin Kelley. "He will be a solid team builder,
which is an important DUX value."
DUX continues to gain market share with their innovative
spray guns. Offering the first technological advances to industrial
coatings equipment in over 80 years, these guns provide proven
savings of 15-40% of coatings costs.
Watson has spent 25 years as a senior sales and marketing
officer in two industry segments - specification lighting
systems and building products - and has extensive experience
negotiating national supply agreements with the largest home
and building products retailers in the world.
"I'm a solid team-builder that believes and lives by the
principle that people are our number one asset," said Watson.
"I'm delighted to be joining the winning DUX team."
DUX products offer flexibility, proven cost savings
DUX products are built on advanced airflow technology originally
developed to optimize engine performance on Formula Three
race cars. This has produced the first improvements to spray
gun technology in decades. Features of the DUX product line
- Dramatic transfer efficiency improvements which allow customers
to reduce coatings usage and costs by an average of 15-40%.
- Significantly reduced overspray which creates a healthier
work environment and allows for faster clean-up.
- Reduced disposal costs and less use of air filters, masking
materials and other consumable items containing hazardous
- An operator-friendly design - balanced, easy-to-use products
that are the lightest weight in their classes.
- Flexibility which allows one gun to be used for multiple
applications and with a wide range of coating viscosities
and solids content.
- Meets or exceeds all U.S. and international air quality
standards related to air spray equipment.
About DUX, Inc.
DUX is a global leader in the commercialization of environmentally
friendly industrial equipment and process technologies. The
company's initial products include efficient, easy-to-use,
and environmentally beneficial coatings spray equipment. Headquartered
in Seattle, DUX serves industrial customers through its nationwide
sales force with offices in the U.S. and sales operations
in London. Original, marquee customers include Lockheed Martin,
Stickley Furniture, SnugTop Custom Fibreglass Manufacturing
Co., General Dynamics Electric Boat and Evergreen Air Center,
Inc. Learn more about DUX at www.duxarea.com.
For more information, press only:
Lee Keller, The Keller Group
Matt Carlson, DUX Area Marketing Director