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Carlisle Appoints Karl “Ted” Messmer President of Carlisle Brake & Friction

September 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Carlisle Companies Inc. (NYSE:CSL) has announced the appointment of Karl “Ted” Messmer as President of Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF), effectively immediately, replacing Matt Dietrich who has left to pursue other opportunities.

Ted brings with him a solid history of leadership experience, demonstrated success and a global perspective. He was most recently Vice President & General Manager of Belden, Inc.’s (NYSE:BDC) Enterprise Networking Division which consisted of manufacturing plants, R&D facilities and commercial operations across North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Belden, Ted was Global Director of Commercial Operations with Danaher, Inc. (NYSE:DHR). Following his active service in South Korea with the U.S. Army as a Captain and Aviation Officer, Ted held a variety of leadership positions with Corning, Inc. (NYSE:GLW). Ted holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business from Duke University.

About Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Carlisle Companies Incorporated is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing, energy, agriculture, mining, construction, aerospace and defense electronics, medical technology, foodservice, healthcare, sanitary maintenance, transportation, general industrial, protective coating, wood, specialty and auto refinishing. Through our group of decentralized operating companies led by entrepreneurial management teams, we bring innovative product solutions to solve the challenges facing our customers. Our worldwide team of employees, who generated $3.2 billion in net sales in 2014, is focused on continuously improving the value of the Carlisle brand by developing the best products, ensuring the highest quality and providing unequaled customer service in the many industries we serve. Learn more about Carlisle at

Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Steven J. Ford, 704-501-1100
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer