Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Brady’s products include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady’s fiscal 2013 sales were approximately $1.15 billion. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of July 31, 2013 employed approximately 7,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at www.bradycorp.com.
Nancy Lee Gioia, Director, Global Electrical, Connectivity and User Experience of Ford Motor Company, was elected to the Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC) Board of Directors at the company’s Annual Shareholders' Meeting today. At the Board of Directors’ meeting that followed, the Board declared a quarterly dividend to shareholders of the company’s Class A Common Stock of $0.195 per share payable January 31, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 10, 2014. Gioia, 53, joined Ford in 1982, and has held a variety of engineering and technology roles, including Director, Global Electrification; Director, Sustainable Mobility Technologies and Hybrid Vehicle Programs; Director, North America Current Vehicle Model Quality; Engineering Director, Visteon/Ford Due Diligence; Engineering Director, Small FWD/RWD Car Platforms-North America; and Vehicle Programs Director, Lifestyle Vehicles. She currently serves as a Director of Inforum and the State of Michigan, Governor's Talent Investment Board, and previously served as a Director of Auto Alliance International, a joint venture of Ford Motor Company and Mazda Corporation; Director of the Electric Drive Transportation Association; and Director of the California Plug-in EV Collaborative. “We are pleased to welcome Nancy Gioia to our board,” said Brady Lead Independent Director Conrad G. Goodkind. “Her extensive experience in technology and engineering solutions, as well as her general business experience, will provide the Board with additional expertise in both product development and operations.” Gioia joins Patrick W. Allender, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Retired), Danaher Corporation; Gary S. Balkema, President (Retired), Worldwide Consumer Care Division, Bayer AG; Conrad G. Goodkind, Partner (Retired) in the law firm of Quarles and Brady, LLP; Dr. Frank W. Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Akron Polymer Systems; Dr. Elizabeth Pungello, Ph.D., President, Brady Education Foundation and Research Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Bradley C. Richardson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PolyOne Corporation; who were all unanimously re-elected today to a one-year term on the Brady Board of Directors.