People News: HBD/Thermoid promotes Thomas Wilson

March 3, 2006 -- Officials at the corporate offices of HBD/Thermoid, Inc. (Bellefontaine, OH) announced the promotion of Mr. Thomas E. Wilson to General Manager of their industrial and aviation ducting operations located in Chanute, KS. HBD/Thermoid, Inc. is a subsidiary company of HBD Industries, Inc. (Dublin, OH), one of the largest industrial product suppliers in the United States.

Joining HBD/Thermoid, Inc. in 1975 as a customer service representative at the company's Chanute, KS, manufacturing plant, Mr. Wilson has held several managerial positions at that facility. Mr. Wilson has served as Sales Service Manager, Material Superintendent and as Product Sales Manager, a position that he has held since 1987.

Mr. Wilson has a BS in Business Administration and is a graduate of Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS).

The Chanute Division of HBD/Thermoid, Inc. manufactures air/fume control and light material handling ducting products for almost any industrial application. Customers selecting from the standard ducting product line can choose from a wide choice of fabrics, constructions, coatings, resistance qualities, temperature ratings and job specific applications. Custom ducting products are also produced to meet and exceed high performance specifications, like the Aeroduct, aviation hose/ducting line and the other ground support products specifically developed to meet the strict demands required in the aerospace, general aviation and commercial airline industries.

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HBD/Thermoid, Inc. is a subsidiary company of HBD Industries, Inc. HBD and its subsidiaries manufacture custom-designed and standard industrial products serving many diverse industries and markets. Products manufactured by HBD companies include: AC/DC/BLDC electric motors, aerospace precision components, budding strips, cemented tungsten carbide parts, closed die forgings, coated rubber fabrics, conveyor belting, drives, ducting, gear reducers, hose (automotive, aviation, hand-built, industrial, marine and petroleum), material handling products (metal separators/detectors and electromagnetic lifting equipment), power transmission belts, rubber bands, rubber roll coverings and ventilation equipment (fans/blowers). For full details, visit