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Allegion appoints Charles L. Szews to Board of Directors

Allegion appoints Charles L. Szews to Board of Directors
 Allegion, a global security products and solutions provider, has appointed Charles (Charlie) L. Szews, former CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, to the company's board of directors.

“I’m proud to welcome Charlie to the Allegion family – with his financial and manufacturing expertise, he is a strong addition to our leadership team,” said David D. Petratis, chairman, president and CEO of Allegion. “As our company continues to grow globally, we can be confident that we have an experienced and knowledgeable board of directors to both support and guide us.”

Allegion has a seven-member board of directors, and six of those members are independent. Szews will be a member of Allegion’s Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.  

Szews joined Oshkosh – a $6 billion global manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies – in 1996 as vice president and chief financial officer. He was appointed executive vice president, president and chief operating officer and, finally, CEO before retiring at the end of 2015. Previously, Szews has also been a certified public accountant, an audit senior manager with Ernst & Young, and he served as vice president and controller at Fort Howard Corporation during its leveraged buyout.


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