WINCHESTER, VA, August 2, 2005 – American Woodmark Corporation (AWC) (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry to the new home construction and remodeling industries, today announced that Raymond Sells has joined the company as plant manager of its Gas City, Ind., facility. Sells reports directly to Ken Lafy, vice president manufacturing, flatstock and assembly.
“We are pleased that Terry Sells has joined our team,” says Lafy. “Terry has over 34 years experience in manufacturing and engineering in the electronic components industry, and we are confident he will continue his tenure of success in this leadership role with American Woodmark.” Sells brings 34 years of manufacturing experience to American Woodmark Corporation. He has held positions as manager of engineering and manufacturing operations, senior manager operations and engineering, director of materials operations, and director of materials and logistics. Most recently, he served as plant manager for Ennis Automotive in Reynosa, Mexico. Sells earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
The Gas City facility operates a finishing system to support the assembly process, and distributes the finished cabinets to customers located in the Midwestern region of the United States. A 2002 plant expansion added a state-of-the-art finishing line for the improved application of specialty glazes to many of the company’s cabinetry styles. Currently, the plant employs more than 600 people.
American Woodmark Corporation, located in Winchester, Va., is the third largest manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States. Offering more than 230 cabinet lines in a wide variety of designs, materials and finishes, American Woodmark products are sold through a network of dealers and distributors and directly to home centers and major homebuilders. The Company, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, currently operates 15 manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers across the country. American Woodmark has also announced site acquisition for a 16th plant in Western Maryland, which the Company expects to begin construction on later this year. American Woodmark shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “AMWD.” To find out more about American Woodmark, and view its vast array of cabinet styles, visit its web site at www.americanwoodmark.com.