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Tennant Company Appoints Jeffrey C. Moorefield as Senior Vice President, Global Operations

March 30, 2015
By Business Wire News


Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, today announces the hiring of Jeffrey C. Moorefield as Senior Vice President of Global Operations, replacing Don Westman who will retire on June 2, 2015, after nine years with the company.

Mr. Moorefield comes to Tennant from Minneapolis-based Pentair, Inc., where his most recent position was Global VP of Operations-Technical Solutions. Previously, he held the same title for Pentair’s Filtration and Process business and Water Purification business. In total, Mr. Moorefield spent roughly 10 years with Pentair with a short two-year break to lead operations for a technical start-up company. In addition to these positions, Mr. Moorefield earned extensive experience in leadership roles with Emerson Electric Company from 1987 to 2001, after starting his career as a Design Engineer at Kentucky-based Smith & Proffit Machine & Engineering. He holds a degree in Industrial Technology from Western Kentucky University.

“Jeffrey is an ideal Operations leader for Tennant Company at this stage of our company’s evolution,” according to Chris Killingstad, President and CEO of the 145-year-old company. “He is well-rounded in all aspects of operations having most recently led operations to support 18 global manufacturing locations with 9,000+ finished goods SKU’s, serving a broad set of commercial and industrial markets, and accounting for $1.8 billion in annual sales. We look to Jeffrey and his team to play a key role in achieving our growth and profitability goals.”

Mr. Moorefield’s appointment is effective as of April 20, 2015. His office will be located at Tennant Company world headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn.

Company Profile
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, significantly reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant’s global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit

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