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Mike Murphy Becomes Top Exec at J.R. Clancy; Bob Theis departs after 30 years

After 30 years with J.R. Clancy, Bob Theis will step down from his position as chief executive officer on December 31, 2011. Theis will continue until July 2012 as an advisor to the board of Wenger Corporation, the company that owns J.R. Clancy.

Mike Murphy, who has served as president of Clancy since 2009, will become the company's top executive on January 1, 2012. He will retain the title of president.

In his 14 years with Clancy, Murphy has been integrally involved in sales, project management, new product development, and in supervision of some of the company's largest and most complex projects. He also developed and implemented the company's quality management program, which led to the company achieving ISO 9001 registration.

“Under Bob's leadership, J.R. Clancy has grown significantly in capabilities and in the strength of its business practices,” Murphy said. “He established an important company goal that has become our mantra: Make Our Partners Successful. Thanks to his commitment to best practices, Clancy has been an ISO 9001-registered company since 2002, and we are listed as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. Bob can be very proud of the things he accomplished at Clancy.”

“I've worked with Mike since 1997, and I can honestly say that he's more than qualified to take on the leadership of J.R. Clancy,” Theis said. “Mike and our management team are the best in the industry – there are none better.”

Looking ahead, Murphy plans to maintain Clancy's leadership in product innovation and project management. “We're looking forward to introducing some dynamic new products, and expanding our international business in the coming years,” Murphy said. “These are exciting times at J.R. Clancy.”

More information about J.R. Clancy is available at, or at (800) 836-1885.

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