The 600 Group appoints Don Haselton and Todd Riggs to its Board as Non-Executive Directors and announces Paul Dupee stepping to Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, Elland –  The 600 Group plc (LON: SIXH), the diversified industrial engineering company, today announced the appointments of Don Haselton and Todd Riggs to its Board as Non-Executive Directors with effect from 2 September 2021.

Stephen Rutherford, who has been a 600 Group Non-Executive Director since 2007, will be retiring after the upcoming annual general meeting.

Paul Dupee will transition to a Non-Executive Chairman role of the plc but continue as Executive Chairman of 600 Group Inc. Derek Zissman will continue as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, with Stephen Fiamma continuing as chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Paul Dupee, Chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Don and Todd to the Board and look forward to working with them as we enter the next stage of the Group’s development”.

About Don Haselton

Don Haselton has over 20 years of experience in the industrial engineering sector and has worked in varying roles within the Group since 2006. He is currently and will remain, the President of 600 Group Inc. and the Managing Director of the Industrial Laser Systems Division of the Group.

About Todd Riggs

Todd Riggs has worked in varying roles within the industrial engineering sector since 2005. He is currently a Partner in 5 engineering businesses, including reusable plastic cup producer r.Cup LLC and industrial wipe manufacturer Sellars Absorbent Materials Inc. He also owns his own strategic, financial, and operational consulting business, Riggs & Associates, alongside his wife.

About The 600 Group PLC

The 600 Group PLC is a distributor, designer, and manufacturer of industrial products with three principal areas of activity:

Machine Tools

The business has a strong reputation in the market for metal turning machines. Products range from small conventional machines for education markets, CNC workshop machines, and CNC production machines. Selected outsourcing partners support the manufacturing of these machines and they are marketed through the Group’s wholly-owned international sales organization and a global distribution network.

Precision Engineered Components

Machine spares are distributed to customers globally to help maintain the installed base of group machines which number more than 100,000. Additionally, work holding products are sold via specialist distributors to OEMs, including other machine builders.

Industrial Laser Systems

Industrial laser systems cover laser marking and processing including cutting, drilling, ablation, and a host of other niche applications in the marking and micromachining sectors. They require no consumables and can operate on a continuous high-speed basis and can be integrated into customers’ production lines. The businesses have their own technology and proprietary software. Customer applications are diverse and range from aerospace to medical and pharmaceuticals. The requirement for increased product and component traceability is one of the market drivers.

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