Salem Announces Hanes' Retirement
April 6, 2010

Salem Distributing Company in Winston-Salem, N.C., announced that Howard Hanes, president of the company, will retire effective May 15. Hanes joined Salem in 1989 as vice president and has served as president since 2005. He has a total of 44 years experience in the glass industry with Corning, Super-Cut and Carolina Mirror.

While at Salem, Hanes directed equipment sales during the glass industry's growth into automated fabricating processes. He also oversaw the development of a stone division, Salem Stone, which markets a line of fabricating equipment to the stone industry. Hanes was also instrumental as president of managing Salem's transition from a privately owned company to a 100-percent employee-owned company.

Upon retirement, Hanes is looking forward to traveling with his wife, spending time with his grandchildren and working on his golf and tennis game.

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