William (Bill) R. Sperry
The Board of Directors of global safety equipment manufacturer, MSA Safety Incorporated has announced that William (Bill) R. Sperry, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hubbell Incorporated, has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. William R. Sperry was elected as part of the MSA Board’s succession plan for director retirement. Financial analysis expert We are pleased to add a person of Bill Sperry’s caliber to the MSA Board" “We are pleased to add a person of Bill Sperry’s caliber to the MSA Board,” said William M. Lambert, MSA Safety Incorporated’s Chairman, adding “Bill brings to MSA a tremendous amount of experience in the areas of public company financial analysis, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy development.” He further adds, “His knowledge and insight, gained from nearly 35 years in the financial field and as a business executive, will serve MSA very well as we continue to advance our corporate strategy and work toward our long-range goals.” Appointment as part of corporate strategy Hubbell Incorporated is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. With 2017 revenues of US$ 3.7 billion, Hubbell operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. The corporate headquarters is located in Shelton, CT. Prior to joining Hubbell in 2008, Mr. Sperry was Managing Director, Industrials Coverage, for Lehman Brothers, Inc. He also served as Managing Director and Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Senior Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, Inc.; and as Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Banking for Credit Suisse Securities LLC. A resident of Darien, Connecticut, Mr. Sperry holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Williams College.