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Bob McCormick to Become President and CEO of Douglas

| August 7, 2018

Bob McCormick

Douglas Dynamics, Inc., manufacturer of FISHER®, Henderson®, SnowEx® and WESTERN® snow and ice control equipment, as well as a leading upfitter of work vehicles and manufacturer of storage solutions for trucks and vans, announced a planned CEO transition.  

James L. Janik (Jim) will transition from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2018, to lead the Board of Directors as Executive Chairman. The Board of Directors has appointed current Chief Operating Officer Robert McCormick (Bob) to serve as successor to Janik as President and Chief Executive Officer, with his appointment to be effective January 1, 2019.

During Janik’s 26-year career at the Company, Douglas Dynamics has grown from a privately held company with approximately 250 employees and two manufacturing facilities to a NYSE-listed public company with approximately 1,700 employees. The Company has more than 20 facilities focused on manufacturing and servicing customers and sells products in 23 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Janik oversaw the introduction of products and technology that have revolutionized the commercial snow and ice removal industry. Highlights include the launch and proliferation of hydraulically operated winged plows (e.g., FISHER XLS™, SnowEx POWER PLOW™, and WESTERN WIDE-OUT™/WIDE-OUT™ XL), mechanically operated winged plows (e.g., SnowEx SPEEDWING™ and WESTERN PRODIGY™), liquid deicing and anti-icing solutions, and off-truck products including UTV plows and rotary brooms.



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