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Feb 13,2024

MSA Safety CEO Nish Vartanian Named to Koppers Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA Safety, Inc. (NYSE: MSA) today announced that Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors at Koppers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KOP). Koppers is a Pittsburgh-based integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds.

"I am honored to join the Board of Koppers, a company whose values align closely with mine," Mr. Vartanian said. "It will be incredibly exciting to help the Board and Koppers leadership build upon their most recent accomplishments, and I look forward to helping to play a part in the company's future success."

In addition to his MSA Safety responsibilities, Mr. Vartanian serves on the Boards of Trustees for the Manufacturers Alliances for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI); the International Association of Firefighters Foundation (IAFF); and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He is also a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch.

About MSA Safety 

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) is the global leader in advanced safety products, technologies and solutions. Driven by its singular mission of safety, the company has been at the forefront of safety innovation since 1914, protecting workers and facility infrastructure around the world across a broad range of diverse end markets while creating sustainable value for shareholders. With 2022 revenues of $1.5 billion, MSA Safety is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and employs a team of over 5,000 associates across its more than 40 international locations. For more information, please visit

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