PRESS RELEASE

Fritz Industries, Inc. hires Mike L. Kovar as Chief Financial Officer

September 14, 2012

(Mesquite, TX)- Fritz Industries, a manufacturing, research and development company based in Mesquite, TX recently hired Mike L. Kovar as Chief Financial Officer.

Mike L. Kovar previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Fossil, a global retailer specializing in the design, innovation, and marketing of fashion lifestyle and accessory products. From 2000-2012, Fossil recorded tremendous growth under his guidance. Before his tenure at Fossil, Mr. Kovar served in various senior financial roles at BearCom Group, Inc.

Mr. Kovar is a Certified Public Accountant, serves as a director on the North Texas CFO Roundtable and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the North Texas CFO Forum.

Mr. Kovar is already familiar with the operations at Fritz Industries, having served on the Board of Directors since January of 2011.

A message from Dan Montgomery, President & CEO of Fritz Industries, Inc.:
“Mike’s success at Fossil brings tremendous potential to Fritz Industries. As our company continues a trend of growth, we sought a CFO not for the company we are today, but for the company we are becoming. We look to the future with great excitement, and our strategy for continued success is strengthened with the addition of Mr. Kovar. We have great confidence in his skills and welcome him to our “Fritz Family”. Mr. Kovar is replacing our current CFO, Ed Burks, who announced his intent to retire in Spring 2013 after completing 20 years of service with the company. We wish Ed well and thank him for his years of service as our first CFO.”

The transition is scheduled to occur in Spring 2013.

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Contact Corporate Communications
Uneeta Palmer
972.329.8850
media@fritzind.com 

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