Al Rheinnecker Becomes CEO of American Piping Products

St. Louis, MO (July 20, 2011) –

Today the board of directors of American Piping Products, Inc. (“APP”) unanimously approved the promotion of Al Rheinnecker to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Rheinnecker’s more than three decades of experience in the steel pipe industry will be more important to the company than ever in his new role. “We don’t put a lot of stock in titles and formality at APP,“ said Mr. Rheinnecker. “I don’t care what it says on my door, I’m here to help this company and its people to grow and succeed.”

Mr. Rheinnecker’s new role was announced at a company meeting in the St. Louis office, where the APP team greeted the news with congratulations and excitement. “This is a great recognition of Al’s years of hard work at APP, and of the leadership and direction he provides to the entire organization,” said Jeff Frient of Edgewater Growth Capital Partners.

Mr. Rheinnecker’s new duties are effective immediately.