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GAMA Announces Jack Klimp as New President of GAMA

[Based on GAMA press release]

Arlington, VA, Aug 18, 2005

Thomas F. Huntington, chairman of the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association GAMA, has announced that Jack W. Klimp, a senior executive of the Phoenix House Foundation, has been appointed the new president of GAMA. A member of the American National Standards Institute, GAMA is the national trade association representing manufacturers of appliances, components and related products used in space and water heating, commercial food service and power generation.

Mr. Klimp succeeds Evan R. Gaddis as GAMA president; the official change will take place at the GAMA Board of Directors meeting September 27, 2005.

"Our search committee, comprised of members of GAMA Board of Directors, was fortunate to have a significant number of high-calibre candidates to consider for the position of GAMA chief executive officer," said Chairman Huntington, "but Jack Klimp's achievements at Phoenix House Foundation, his leadership and management skills, and his laudable military career made him the logical choice. We are pleased that he accepted our offer to lead GAMA in these challenging times."

In 2001, Mr. Klimp retired from a distinguished 33-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lieutenant General (3 stars), where his final command was as Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Immediately following the Marine Corps, he served until the present time as senior vice president and director of operations for the New York Region of Phoenix House Foundation in New York City.

Mr. Klimp is a 1968 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He later received a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from National University in 1980 and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1992.


Established in 1935 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, GAMA represents manufacturers of appliances, components and related products used in space heating, water heating, commercial food service and power generation. In addition to gas-fired appliances, GAMA's scope includes certain oil-fired and electrical appliances. GAMA members companies account for more than 90 percent of U.S. shipments of gas and oil-fired space heating equipment and gas, oil and electric water heaters. GAMA's Hydronics Institute Division represents manufacturers of gas, oil and electric residential and commercial boilers, in addition to hydronics-related components and radiation equipment's. GAMA also represents manufacturers of equipment used in the production, transmission and distribution of fuel gases. GAMA's membership reaches beyond the United States to include companies in Canada, Japan, Europe and Australia.

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