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Kettler is new president of The Wagner Companies

The Wagner Companies announced the appointment of Richard Kettler as president and chief operating officer of their Butler-based manufacturing and distribution operations. Previous president, Robert A. Wagner, will continue his affiliation with the company in the role of chairman and chief executive officer.

Kettler joined The Wagner Companies in 2000 as operations manager. Since his arrival, he has also held the roles of chief operations officer and executive vice president. Prior to his association with Wagner, Kettler held executive and management positions with Handy & Harman, NL Industries and Texas Instruments. The Wagner Companies has been in the metal business since 1850 as a manufacturer of handrail fittings and metal products for architectural and industrial applications. The Wagner Companies includes R & B Wagner Inc. and The J. G. Braun Company.

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