Charlotte-based SPX appoints IBM executive to its board

Charlotte-based manufacturer SPX Corp. has appointed IBM executive Anne Altman to its board of directors.

In a statement released Monday, SPX said Altman, 56, will stand for election to the board at the company’s annual meeting in May for a term expiring in 2018.

Altman began her career at IBM in 1981 and has held a number of different positions within the technology company. Before assuming her current role of general manager of U.S. Federal and Government Industries in 2013, Altman was the general manager of IBM’s Global Public Sector starting in 2009.

Altman, a graduate of George Mason University and resident of northern Virginia, also serves on several executive committees, including that of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, where she’s also vice chairman, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra, where she’s also the treasurer.

“I am confident Anne will leverage her extensive marketing, organizational management, and workforce optimization skills to help advance SPX’s overall business strategy moving forward,” said Christopher Kearney, chairman, president and CEO of SPX, in a statement.

SPX, – which provides equipment for food and beverage, electricity and vehicle services – announced in October it plans to split into two companies, spinning off its flow products division as a new, independent standalone.

SPX employs about 350 people in Charlotte, where the company is headquartered in a Ballantyne office building.

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