W. Talbert Appointed President, COO of C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL), a supplier to the glazing, architectural,
construction, and automotive industries, has announced that Lloyd
W. Talbert has been appointed president and chief operating officer
(COO) of the company. He most recently served as executive vice
president of CRL. Donald E. Friese will remain as chairperson of
the board and chief executive officer.
making the announcement, Friese stated, "As we continually charted
the course of CRL as a company, I have always been concerned about
the lines of succession, in terms of leadership. I knew we needed
to continually search for someone with the talent, desire, and ambition
to make our company successful for many years to come - a person
with vision and the ability to execute that vision. I found that
person in Lloyd W. Talbert, who has served CRL for over fifteen
years. As Chairman and CEO, my role will stay the same for now.
I plan to help Lloyd succeed in his new position, and we will work
together to continue to grow this company. He is ready, and I want
to wish him the very best in his new appointment. This is an important
and great day for CRL, our employees, and our customers."
Talbert joined C.R. Laurence in 1991 as the vice president of finance
and chief financial officer, a position he held until March of 1996
when he was promoted to executive vice president. In December of
1997, the title of chief operating officer was added to his title.