Roger Fix was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Standex International in January 2003. He joined Standex in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Standex Roger had 25 years of experience running large enterprises with diverse manufacturing operations. Roger most recently served as Chief Executive Officer President and Director of Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) a recreational marine manufacturing company based in Chicago. He joined OMC in June 2000 as Chief Operating Officer and was subsequently named Chief Executive Officer where he presided over the reorganization and liquidation of the company.
Prior to his position at OMC Roger was Chief Executive of John Crane Inc. a $1 billion global manufacturer of mechanical seals for the process industry. He began at John Crane in 1996 as President-North America and was named Chief Executive in 1998. As Chief Executive Roger was responsible for 35 manufacturing locations 220 sales and service offices and 7 200 employees. Earlier in his career Roger held senior management positions at XOMOX a division of Emerson Electric Reda Pump a division of Pearsons Plc. and Fisher Controls Company a manufacturer of process control valves and electronic instrumentation.
Roger holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas.