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1 July 2013

Andy Carpenter joins Gastite, a Smiths Group company, as Director of Sales UK to lead the company's global sales efforts for its flexible gas piping system in the UK

PORTLAND, Tenn., July 1, 2013 — Gastite, a Smiths Group company and leading manufacturer of flexible gas piping for residential and commercial applications, hires Andy Carpenter as Director of Sales UK to lead the company's strategic UK expansion. Carpenter brings more than 20 years' experience in the building industry. At Gastite, he will be responsible for building a core team of select professionals to support Gastite's UK customer base, increase sales in this new territory and uphold the brands reputation as a customer focused company with high quality products and services.

"As we expand internationally, we plan to leverage the experience of industry professionals like Andy," explains Craig Barry, Vice President, Marketing, Smiths Group, plc. "This approach will ensure that we meet our goals on all fronts — from the customer experience to our positive contribution to the industries we serve."

"I am looking forward to spearheading Gastite's global sales initiatives in the UK," states Carpenter. "Gastite is an innovative brand and respected company. Whether it's new processes for distribution or solutions on the job site, the company has a clear focus on helping its customers succeed."

Carpenter comes to Gastite with a proven track record of managing and motivating sales teams and exceeding corporate and personal goals. Prior to joining Gastite, Carpenter was a business sales manager and senior manager for leading HVAC businesses, where he was accountable for driving sales and awareness of products into consultants, contractors and merchants.