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Bill Ford Promoted to Vice President of Business Development at Monarch Industries, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 29, 2009 Monarch Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Ford to the position of Vice President of Business Development. Reporting to …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 29, 2009

Monarch Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Ford to the position of Vice President of Business Development. Reporting to Michael Friedman, President/CEO, this appointment signifies an important leadership role focused on the opportunity for the growth of Monarch's Business in specific industry sectors.

In this role, Bill will primarily be responsible for developing new business accounts and implementing strategic sales plans to accomplish corporate goals in the foodservice, specialty retail, and institutional markets. Bill will conduct market analyses to determine customer demands, price schedules, and marketing strategies. In addition, Bill will represent Monarch at trade association meetings to promote Monarch products, deliver sales presentations to key clients, and provide corporate management with periodic reports on proposed client base expansion and market status.

Before joining Monarch in 2002, Bill spent his career working in many facets of the cabinet making industry with a focus on retail fixturing. He was most recently a Principal at Millrock and then Senior Vice President at NDI in Worcester. In both companies Bill's focus was on developing national accounts, including Staples and Starbucks. At Monarch, Bill has developed relationships with premier national retailers and foodservice companies including Panera Bread, Qdoba, Ann Taylor, Polo Ralph Lauren, amongst other national and regional accounts.

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Monarch Industries, Inc is an architectural millwork and store fixture manufacturer with headquarters in Warren, RI and additional plants in East Providence, RI and Worcester, MA. Founded in 1951, Monarch works for the nation’s leading builders, retailers, and developers creating premium interiors.

Monarch Industries is quality certified by the Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI), is a member of the Association of Retail Environments (formerly NASFM) and is certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Monarch is now FSC Chain of Custody Certified and fully able to participate in our clients’ LEEDs projects.

For further information, please visit www.monarchinc.com or email info@monarchinc.com.

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