/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Miller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLR) (the "Company") today announced the election of
Theodore H. Ashford III
to the Company's Board of Directors effective as of
April 1, 2010
. His election will bring the number of Directors on the Company's Board to six, of which four will be independent directors.
Mr. Ashford, age 46, is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Ashford Capital Management, Inc. where he is responsible for overseeing the planning and operation of the company's investment decisions, processes and related client services. Over the past four years, he has led the expansion of the firm's international investment research effort to areas including
, the European Union and
. He was named to this position in 2003 after serving as an Investment Analyst for 10 years. Mr. Ashford graduated from
in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
William G. Miller
, Chairman of the Board and Co-CEO of the Company stated, "We are pleased to welcome Ted to our Board of Directors. Ted is a recognized business leader with a strong financial background, and we look forward to benefitting from his experience and expertise as we continue to execute our operating strategy going forward."
Miller Industries is the world's largest manufacturer of towing and recovery equipment, and markets its towing and recovery equipment under a number of well-recognized brands, including Century, Vulcan, Chevron, Holmes, Challenger, Champion, Jige, Boniface and Eagle.
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SOURCE Miller Industries, Inc.