DALLAS, May 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital Southwest Corporation (Nasdaq:CSWC) today announced the appointment of Mr. Richard F. Strup and Mr. T. Duane Morgan to the Company's Board of Directors.
Richard F. Strup, 59, is a consultant and investor with over 35 years of senior level domestic and international experience in marketing, finance, strategic planning and general management in consumer packaged goods.
Mr. Strup's experience includes serving as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Integration for Miller Brewing Company where he spearheaded the commercial agreement and integration of the company into South African Breweries. Prior to that, he managed Miller's international businesses, and served as the company's Global Chief Marketing Officer. Earlier in his career, he held various senior level marketing and financial positions at Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, and the General Foods Corporation.
Mr. Strup serves on the board of directors of the Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago; the Art of the Olympians Foundation in Ft. Myers, FL; and Heely's, Inc. (Nasdaq:HLYS). Strup is also a long-standing member of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Alumni Board. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Denison University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University.
Mr. Strup will serve as the Chairman of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee, and as a member of both the Audit and Compensation Committees.
T. Duane Morgan, 62, is an investor with broad experience in the energy sector. He is the former President of the Engineered Products Group of Gardner Denver, a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered products. Prior to this role, Mr. Morgan served as Vice President and General Manager of Gardner Denver's Fluid Transfer Division.
Early in his career, Mr. Morgan held senior level positions at Cooper Cameron Corporation including President, Process Valves in the Valves and Measurement division. During his tenure with Cameron, he co-founded three independent corporations.
Mr. Morgan has served on the board of the Valve Manufacturers Association and several private and civic boards. Morgan earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from McNeese State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University. He also served as a First Lieutenant, Air Defense Artillery in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Morgan will serve as a member of both the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees.
About Capital Southwest Corporation
Capital Southwest has over 50 years experience helping companies grow and prosper. Since our founding in 1961, we have operated as a business development company with a refreshingly different mindset: we provide capital to exceptional businesses and have the patience and flexibility to hold investments indefinitely, enabling companies to achieve their potential. Visit our website at www.CapitalSouthwest.com to learn about our investment criteria and how our capital can accelerate your company's growth.
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CONTACT: Gary L. Martin or Tracy L. Morris 972-233-8242
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