New Apache Board Members Announced


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      Cedar Rapids, Iowa – May 2, 2014
      Apache Inc. is pleased to announce the election of two new board members, Harry Cardillo and Jim Nikrant.

      Harry Cardillo joins Apache’s board of directors following his recently retirement as CEO of Habasit America. Prior to Habasit, Mr. Cardillo ran and owned his own manufacturing company and helped build Globe International, both which have been integrated into Habasit. He graduated from Long Island University with a Bachelor's degree in business, as well as his MBA. Mr. Cardillo also serves on the boards of Habasit, HHA, HCL, HRD, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Gwinnet.

      Jim Nikrant joins Apache’s board of directors as the previous General Manager of General Electric’s national customer service business. After leaving GE in 1989, Mr. Nikrant became a partner and board member for the following businesses: Safemaster Co. Inc., Sargent and Greenleaf, Be-Cogent (Glasgow, Scotland), and Do-it Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Lil’ Drug Store Products, DFB Pharmaceuticals, and Acme Graphics. Mr. Nikrant is an MBA graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College.

      “Harry brings an enormous amount of industry expertise, especially in the lightweight conveyor belting industry.” says Tom Pientok, Apache President and CEO. “And, Jim brings a great amount of experience with customer service and the manufacturing process. Both men’s credibility and wealth of knowledge will be a huge asset to Apache.”

      Harry Cardillo and Jim Nikrant join Apache’s board starting May 6, 2014.

      About Apache
      Apache Inc. is the national market leader in the fabrication and wholesale distribution of hose, belting, cut and molded rubber, and industrial consumer products. A 100% employee-owned company, Apache and its subsidiaries serve customers throughout North and South America, in addition to Europe.

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