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Dacor Adds President/COO Post

8/07/2007 08:44:00 AM Eastern

Diamond Bar, Calif. — Dacor, the premium kitchen majap maker, has named Ric Brutocao to the newly created role of president/COO.

Brutocao, formerly CEO of Advanced Materials Group, a Dallas-based metallurgy conglomerate, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. He reports directly to Dacor chairman/CEO S. Michael Joseph.

“We are pleased to have Ric as a part of our management team and are excited about the new heights to which his leadership will take Dacor,” Joseph said. “Along with his solid ethical foundation and strong family values, he brings a wealth of business experience in both large and small companies. He is an excellent communicator and has a terrific ability to get to the heart of an issue by asking the right questions. Ric greatly respects the company that Dacor is today and is enthusiastic about helping us grow in sales and profits.”

Brutocao’s background includes developing computer systems for large commercial installations and managing an Italian manufacturer of luxury yachts through international distribution. Prior to Advanced Materials Group, Brutocao served as president/CEO of software developer Centergist Solutions, and before that was CEO of AAC, a re-seller of software tools, services and training for specialty engineering.

“Throughout Ric’s career he has maintained exceptional standards, remaining dedicated to producing high-quality products and focusing on the intricate details that his customers find significant,” Joseph said. “It is because of these reasons that he is the perfect fit for Dacor. Our company is committed to providing consumers with innovative products that are handcrafted with exquisite design and precision performance details to enhance life in the kitchen and ultimately improve the quality of the life in the home.”

Dacor, founded in 1965, lays claim to a number of industry firsts, including an infrared ceramic gas broiler inside an electric convection self-cleaning oven, an outdoor grill with built-in halogen lights and reportedly the world’s only 30-inch dishwasher. Based here, Dacor offers a complete line of premium kitchen appliances including ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, warming ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, ventilation hoods, built-in coffee systems, refrigerators, beverage centers, wine stewards and outdoor grills.

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