CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NN, Inc. (NASDAQ: NNBR), a diversified industrial company, today announced that Carey Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Parsons Corporation, which recently went public in May of this year, is stepping down from the NN Board of Directors, effective November 14, 2019. Ms. Smith is departing due to her other professional commitments. Upon Ms. Smith's departure, NN will have seven directors, six of whom are independent. The Board has determined not to fill the vacancy created by Ms. Smith's departure at this time and plans to consider the issue at the next Board meeting in November.
"Since joining the NN Board in 2017, Carey has provided valuable insights and perspectives as we guided our company through a significant transformation," said Robert Brunner, Chairman of the Board. "As a member of the Audit and Governance Committees, we greatly benefitted from Carey's deep knowledge of aerospace and defense, including cybersecurity, executive leadership experience, and global business development expertise. We thank her for her contributions to NN and wish her all the best."
"I am privileged to have served on NN's Board during this important time in its history and I am confident that NN has a strong foundation for a successful future," commented Ms. Smith.
NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company, combines advanced engineering and production capabilities with in-depth materials science expertise to design and manufacture high-precision components and assemblies for a variety of markets on a global basis. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, NN has 50 facilities in North America, Europe, South America and China.
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