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Standex Appoints Robin J. Davenport as Observer and Advisor to Board of Directors

SALEM, N.H.May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that it has appointed Robin J. Davenport, Vice President of Corporate Finance, at Parker-Hannifin Corporation as an observer and advisor to its Board of Directors, and intends to nominate Ms. Davenport for election to the Board of Directors at Standex’s 2021 Annual Shareholders Meeting.

“We are delighted that Robin has agreed to serve on the Standex Board of Directors.  She is a highly accomplished and respected executive with comprehensive financial and global industry expertise in the manufacturing sector.  I believe her significant experience and success in the areas of M&A, capital allocation and corporate strategy will be a valuable addition to the current board of directors efforts. I look forward to working closely with her and the current members of the Standex Board as we further execute on our strategic and financial priorities,” said President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board David Dunbar.

Ms. Davenport joined Parker-Hannifin Corporation, a global manufacturing leader in motion and control technologies, in 2004.  She currently has responsibility for Parker-Hannifin’s treasury, risk management, retirement plans asset management, corporate credit, economics and investor relations functions. From 2004 to 2014, Ms. Davenport served as VP, Business Planning & Development for Parker-Hannifin and was responsible for global corporate M&A, integration processes and strategic planning. Prior to joining Parker-Hannifin, Ms. Davenport held several executive roles at CNH Capital Corporation, a global leader in the manufacturing of capital goods.  Ms. Davenport is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a BS degree in Finance and received an MBA in Finance and Management Policy from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

“Standex is a leading global manufacturer with a very strong foundation in high value industrial markets.  I look forward to sharing my financial, strategic and corporate development insights in this new role and to serving on the Board of Directors,” said Ms. Davenport.

About Standex

Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Electronics, Engraving, Scientific, Engineering Technologies, and Specialty Solutions with operations in the United StatesEuropeCanadaJapanSingaporeMexicoBrazilTurkeySouth AfricaIndia and China.  For additional information, visit the Company’s website at

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SOURCE Standex International Corporation

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