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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation Announces Resignation of CEO and Election of New CEO

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Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (“Kewaunee” or the “Company”) announced the resignation of David M. Rausch as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of the Company, effective immediately. Thomas D. Hull III, who has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2015, has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed as a member of the Board of Directors to fulfill the term for the seat vacated by Mr. Rausch.

Mr. Rausch served as President of the Company since 2012 and has also been its Chief Executive Officer since 2013. Mr. Rausch first joined Kewaunee in 1994 as a manager and rose to its highest office through his steady and successful leadership over twenty-five years with the Company.

“Dave has been an integral part of our management and executive leadership teams for two and a half decades, a period of tremendous change in the marketplace and growth for the Company,” said David S. Rhind, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are extremely thankful to Dave for his years of steadfast dedication and many significant contributions to our success. Perhaps most importantly, Dave developed an exceptional management team, a legacy that will serve us well for many years,” continued Mr. Rhind.

“Mr. Hull brings to the role of CEO his keen business acumen and astute market insight. These skills coupled with his deep financial expertise and knowledge of our Company will make Tom an excellent chief executive,” said Mr. Rhind. “We see in Tom’s tireless diligence, strong leadership, and creative thinking a dynamic leader for our future. Since joining Kewaunee in 2015, Tom has played a critical role in developing and executing our strategic priority of operational excellence to support growth, and coalescing the management team around the strategy. Our Board of Directors unanimously and enthusiastically supports Tom as the established leader for this talented executive team as they continue to identify and act upon new opportunities for growth and profitability throughout our domestic and international operations.”

Mr. Hull will continue to serve as chief financial executive of the Company until his successor is identified.

About Kewaunee Scientific

Founded in 1906, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation is a recognized global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of laboratory, healthcare, and technical furniture products. The Company’s products include steel, wood, and laminate casework, fume hoods, adaptable modular systems, moveable workstations, stand-alone benches, biological safety cabinets, and epoxy resin worksurfaces and sinks. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in Statesville, North Carolina. Direct sales offices are located in the United States, India, Singapore, and China. Three manufacturing facilities are located in Statesville serving the domestic and international markets, and one manufacturing facility is located in Bangalore, India serving the local and Asian markets. The Company’s China headquarters and sales office are located in Shanghai, China.


Thomas D. Hull III – Chief Financial Officer – (704) 871-3290

Source: Kewaunee Scientific Corporation