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William Hegeman

SPX Names President of Transformer Solutions Business

CHARLOTTE, NC, July 24, 2013 – SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) has named William (Bill) Hegeman as President of the SPX Transformer Solutions business unit. SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc., formerly Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc., is one of the largest manufacturers of power transformers in the United States and a leading supplier of transformer and LTC services and components.

Bill has served as the interim president of SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. since late March, in addition to serving as Vice President Finance and CFO of the business since April, 2005. Prior to SPX, Bill was the president of Diversified Assembly Technology Corporation and provided leadership for Best Power, a former SPX business, where he held the positions of GM, CFO and Vice President Finance. Earlier in his career, Bill held finance roles with Snap-On Tools and Appleton Paper, Inc. “Bill’s manufacturing management experience and knowledge of this business will be an ideal fit for our company in this challenging business climate,” says Laurie Smaglick Johnson, SPX Transformer Solutions vice president, chief marketing and sales officer. “We all look forward to continuing our tradition of building strong customer relationships and providing superior quality products and services with Bill at the helm.”

David Kowalski, SPX segment president, commented on Bill’s appointment. “Bill’s leadership, background and dedication to the company’s continued success will benefit the SPX business for years to come.” Bill is a CPA and earned his MBA from Marquette University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of power transformers and a leading supplier of transformer and LTC services, training, reverse-engineered components and replacement parts. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Goldsboro, North Carolina; Waukesha, Wisconsin and Dallas, Texas. Markets served include public power, investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, renewable energy and industrial/commercial firms.  

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation is a global Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader with over $5 billion in annual revenue, operations in more than 35 countries and over 15,000 employees. The company's highly-specialized, engineered products and technologies are concentrated in Flow Technology and energy infrastructure. Many of SPX's innovative solutions are playing a role in helping to meet rising global demand for electricity and processed foods and beverages, particularly in emerging markets. The company's products include food processing systems for the food and beverage industry, critical Flow components for oil and gas processing, power transformers for utility companies, and cooling systems for power plants. For more information, please visit

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