Cedric Beckett Joins Xact Spec Industries as Chief Sales Officer
Posted: January 29, 2013
Chagrin Falls, OH, January 2013 - XACT SPEC INDUSTRIES announced that Cedric Beckett has joined the company as Chief Sales Officer. In this new position, Beckett will be responsible for building the sales organization to support the company's continuing growth in precision machining and deep hole drilling.

"We are extremely pleased to add such a high-caliber sales professional to our organization as we implement our growth strategy, says Peter Barnhart, Chairman and CEO of XACT SPEC. "Beckett's knowledge, experience and professionalism will propel us to new heights while continuing to provide excellent customer service."

 Beckett previously worked as President and CEO of Optimum Supply, LLC and Strong Tool Company. He also held several leadership roles at Barnes Group, Inc. at their Bowman Distribution and Barnes Aerospace Divisions. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Advisory Council and the University Hospital Cancer Leadership Council and was featured on the cover of Progressive Distributor magazine. Beckett earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York, a master's in operations management and an MBA in finance from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

"I am extremely excited about joining the XACT SPEC team and leading our market positioning and business development. We have a tremendous opportunity to leverage the knowledge of these two companies - both in precision machining and deep hole drilling - into a unified group that will drive innovation and technology to power our growth," said Mr. Beckett.