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Armstrong names new EVP building products

Lancaster, Pa.-based Armstrong World Industries has named Victor "Vic" Grizzle EVP, Armstrong Building Products, starting Jan. 17, 2011. 

Grizzle, 49, has 23 years of experience in process improvement, sales, marketing and global business leadership. He comes to Armstrong from Valmont Industries, a $2 billion global leader of infrastructure support structures for utility, telecom and lighting markets, and manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment for large scale farming, where he was group president, Global Structures, Coatings and Tubing since 2005.

Prior to Valmont, Grizzle was president of the commercial power division of EaglePicher Corp., a $700 million diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced technology and industrial products for space, defense, automotive, filtration, pharmaceutical, environmental and commercial applications.  Before that, he spent 16 years at General Electric, progressing through a number of sales, marketing and technical leadership roles to general manager of Greater China Operations, GE Plastics, in 2001, and then to Americas Business Leader, Core Products GE Silicones, from 2003 to 2004. 

"Vic has been consistently successful at driving growth, enhancing margins and controlling cost, a professional performance that gives me enormous confidence in his ability to take our Building Products business to the next level.  His understanding of a diverse customer base, coupled with his global mind-set and strong leadership presence will help get us where we need to be internally and in the marketplace.  I am very pleased he is joining the company during this challenging but exciting time," said Matthew Espe, Armstrong's CEO.   

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