Hardinge Appoints Chairman of the Board

Hardinge Inc.’s board of directors has elected Richard L.

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Hardinge Inc.’s board of directors has elected Richard L. Simons president and CEO of Hardinge to the additional position of chairman of the board, effective February 14.
 
Mr. Simons will succeed Kyle H. Seymour, who will be resigning as chairman and as a director in order to devote his full time to other commitments. Mr.  Seymour has served as a director since 2004 and was appointed chairman of the board in 2008.  
 
Mr. Seymour says, “I am confident that Rick’s industry experience, in-depth operating knowledge and strong communication skills will continue to serve the board and the company well in his expanded role.”
 
Mr. Simons also serves on the board of directors for the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).