John Crane Receives Supplier Award from Goulds Pumps


    (Morton Grove, IL – April 9, 2004) – John Crane – a leading supplier of engineered sealing systems and associated products -- has received a Top Supplier Performer Award for 2003 from Goulds Pumps Inc.

    A long-time supplier to Goulds Pumps, a subsidiary of ITT Industries, this is the second time John Crane has received this award. With more than a million process pumps installed worldwide and a 150-year history, Goulds Pumps is the leading global pump supplier in a variety of industrial markets.

    According to Robert J. Pagano, Jr., President of ITT Industries’ Industrial Products Group, the Supplier Award is given in recognition of excellent on-time delivery and quality performance as a supplier to Goulds Pumps New York based operations.

    “Delivering products efficiently to customers on time and defect-free is essential in today’s demanding marketplace,” said Pagano. “Our customers are continually raising their expectations of our products and we are improving in our business systems and processes to meet these increased demands. We thank Crane for the positive contribution you have made to our supply chain and your outstanding service and reliability.”

    Bob Wasson, President of John Crane, accepted the award at the Morton Grove Headquarters and manufacturing facility.

    “It is a great honor to be a recognized as a Top Supplier by Goulds Pumps,” said Wasson. “Our mutual dedication to providing leading technology is evident by continued global growth. We look forward to continuing our partnership.”

    Goulds Pumps is a brand of Goulds Pumps Inc., a subsidiary of ITT Industries Inc.ITT Industries, Inc. ( supplies advanced technology products and services in key markets including: fluid and water management including water treatment; defense communication, opto-electronics, information technology and services; electronic interconnects and switches; and other specialty products. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, the company generated $5.63 billion in 2003 sales and employs approximately 39,000 people around the world. In addition to the New York Stock Exchange, ITT Industries stock is traded on the Midwest, Pacific, Paris and Frankfurt exchanges.

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    John Crane is the acknowledged technology leader and the world's largest manufacturer of Mechanical Seals and associated products. With a workforce of more than 6,000 people in 47 countries, John Crane provides an unrivalled global presence combined with personalized local service and support. John Crane offers a comprehensive range of engineered mechanical seals and sealing support systems, mechanical packing, power transmission couplings and centralized lubrication systems under the brand names John Crane, Sealol, Safematic, Flexibox, Metastream, Powerstream, and Lemco. These products are sold widely into rotating equipment applications in Petroleum, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Pulp & Paper, Power Generation, Food & Beverage, Mining & Minerals, Transportation, Industrial, Water & Waste, Refrigeration, Automotive, and Appliance markets. For more information, visit