OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Elkay Manufacturing announced today that John M. Pendergast will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 14, 2014.

As Chief Financial Officer, John will lead the company's finance and accounting teams and set the strategy for financial planning and reporting, audit, cost accounting, risk management, capital finance, banking relationships and tax.

John comes to Elkay with extensive leadership experience in finance and accounting, including eight years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. and over 20 years in a CFO role, with both privately held companies and with divisions of publicly-traded companies. He has a proven track record in management, business leadership and working with investors, boards of directors, and banks, as well as developing strategies for consistently growing enterprise value.

"John's strengths lie in business strategy, financial forecasting, business valuation, domestic and foreign operations and mergers and acquisitions," says Elkay CEO and President, Tim Jahnke. "All of these talents will be vital to Elkay's long term goal and governing Value of being in business forever."

Prior to joining Elkay, John was with Broan-NuTone Group in Hartford WI, where he has served as Group Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2001. Prior to Broan-NuTone Group, he served as Chief Financial Officer for eBizMix, a division of Hallmark Cards, eFunds /Deluxe Data, a division of

Deluxe Checks and Amity Leather Products. He holds a BBS in Accounting from the University of

Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

About Elkay -- Since 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer care. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings over four decades ago, and today delivers world-class sinks, faucets, foodservice fixtures, water coolers, drinking fountains and award-winning rapid bottle filling stations.

Additionally, Elkay Wood Products is one of America's leading cabinetmakers in the marketplace, with industry leading brands that include Medallion Cabinetry, Mastercraft Cabinetry, Design-Craft Cabinetry, Innermost Cabinetry, Yorktowne Cabinetry, Woodbridge Cabinetry, Schuler Cabinetry and American Cabinetry Collection. Like your family, the Elkay family has values and traditions that endure; for almost a century, Elkay has been an American-owned and operated company, providing thousands of jobs that support our families and communities.

For additional information, visit Elkay.com.


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