AEDC annual banquet Tuesday, March 22

Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Hill PHOENIX

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The 2011 AEDC annual banquet will be Tuesday, March 22 at Honey Creek Resort.The doors open at 5:30 p.m., the AEDC awards will be presented at 6 p.m. followed immediately by dinner with the program to follow. 

Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Hill PHOENIX, parent company of Barker Specialty Products, from Athens, Ga. is the featured speaker. He will share information with the group about Barker Specialty Products, Hill PHOENIX and how they fit together, and also future plans for Centerville.  Rand Fisher, president of the Iowa Area Development Group, will make a guest appearance.

Bill Johnson returned to Hill PHOENIX as president and CEO on Aug. 1, 2008 after spending a year as president and CEO of another Dover company, Triton Systems, Inc. Johnson joined Dover Corporation in August 2006 as executive vice president at Hill PHOENIX with responsibility for the case and refrigeration systems divisions. Prior to joining Hill PHOENIX, Johnson was president and chief executive officer of Graham Corporation. Before Graham, Johnson was with ESAB Welding and Cutting Equipment, a global welding and cutting equipment manufacturer, where he had served since October 1999 as senior vice president and general manager. He gained extensive experience in the manufacturing sector while working at ABB for 10 years. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. and his MBA from Rollins College, Lake Mary, Fla. He was an officer in the United States Navy from 1985 to 1990, serving in the submarine fleet as a nuclear engineer.

Based in Conyers, Ga., Hill PHOENIX Inc., a Dover Company, designs and manufactures an extensive line of commercial refrigerated display merchandisers and specialty products, refrigeration systems and mechanical centers, integrated electrical distribution products and walk-in coolers and freezers. For more information visit

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