Har-Conn Chrome Company Announces Two Executive Promotions

President Tim Backus continues his journey with 20 years of operational and hands on experience and assumes CEO role of both the West Hartford and Ft. Worth companies. Jonathan Kautz is promoted to President, Har-Conn, Ft. Worth, TX.

West Hartford, CT, October 01, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Har-Conn Chrome Company (Privately Held) today announced the appointments of Timothy K. Backus as company CEO and Jon Kautz, as President Har-Conn, Ft. Worth, TX .

“Tim is an icon and advocate among our employees and customers,” said Kent N. Backus, Chairman. “Our employees know him to be a trusted leader and he provides the vision and values with a passion each and every day. Tim has been able to combine, sales, marketing, and customer service in such a manner that we have greater focus on our execution and accelerating quality standards.

“Jon continues to demonstrate strong leadership and will retain his title of General Manager of Fort Worth. This change will allow me to focus on long term strategic issues while Jon continues implementation of our major facilities expansion.”

About Har-Conn Chrome Plating
Since it’s founding in 1948, Har-Conn has become one of the largest independently owned aerospace processing firms in the world. Har-Conn specializes in aerospace and high technology applications of electroplated and related coatings. Har-Conn currently operates two facilities; West Hartford, Connecticut and Fort Worth, Texas. Their reputation for quality and service is outstanding, serving more than 2000 customers worldwide.

Har-Conn’s work is found in such diverse areas as the space shuttle, the missile program, military and commercial aircraft engine, airframe, and landing gear, surgical instruments, computer components, avionics, laser equipment, automotive, and electronic equipment.

Har- Conn applies engineering type electroplated and electroless coatings. Har-Conn also applies dry film lubricants, sprayed high temperature coatings used for corrosion resistance, and chemical conversion coatings. Har-Conn repairs worn or “mis-machined” parts to restore dimensional tolerances. Har-Conn processes very large parts e.g., (jet engine turbine cases and landing gear cylinders), and very small parts e.g., (cobalt X-Ray elements, 1.6 million pieces to the kilogram).

Har-Conn is both NADCAP accredited and a member of SEMA.

For additional information regarding Har-Conn please visit their web site www.har-conn.com.

Contact Information:
603 New Park Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Tel: 860.236.6801

Har-Conn Chrome Company
Philip M. Van Guilder