Bacharach Inc. (New Kensington, Penn.), a leading manufacturer of gas analysis, leak detection, refrigerant monitoring and recovery products, is saying goodbye to President Dan Strafalace.
Strafalace, with more than 40 years experience in the industry, has made the decision to retire after spending his entire career with Bacharach Inc. As President of Bacharach Inc., his responsibilities included overseeing the financial growth and integrity of the company and he was instrumental in transition of ownership to PNC Equity Partners II, L.P in Sept. 2007.
Beginning his journey with Bacharach in 1967, Strafalace has worked his way to the top through various positions within the company. He joined the company as a field service technician, eventually becoming manager of the field service group. From field service he moved into field sales in 1982, where he spent five years before becoming the marketing manager of the gas detection products group. In 1990, he assumed responsibility for the gas detection business unit, which included dedicated sales, marketing, engineering and customer service personnel. When the gas detection group moved into a joint venture with Scott Instruments in 1999, he became vice president of customer services, which included oversight of the service centers throughout North America. In 2006, Strafalace became vice president of operations and almost immediately was appointed president of Bacharach Inc.
“It has been an honor to really have focused my career at Bacharach,” Strafalace said. “I have grown as a person as I grew with the company. Bacharach’s leading mentality has helped to develop me as a true leader.”
Stacy Brovitz will succeed Strafalace. Brovitz has over 15 years experience in the industry as the CEO of Dormont Manufacturing Company.