Washington, D.C. 20549

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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 5, 2024
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1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township,Pennsylvania 16066-5207
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Item 8.01
Other Events.
The Company announced that David J. Howells has been promoted to the position of President, MSA International, and will lead the Company’s International business segment. A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Howells’ promotion is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) The following exhibits are furnished with this report on Form 8-K.

Exhibit No.Description
MSA Safety Incorporated Press Release dated June 5, 2024.
Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Richard W. Roda
Richard W. Roda
Vice President, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer
June 5, 2024


Exhibit No.     Description
99.1    MSA Safety Incorporated Press Release dated June 5, 2024.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document)



FROM: MSA Safety Incorporated
Ticker: MSA (NYSE)
Media Relations Contact: Mark Deasy (412) 559-8154
Investor Relations Contact: Larry De Maria – (917) 245-7463

Dave Howells to Lead International Business Segment for MSA Safety

PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2024 - MSA Safety, Inc. (NYSE: MSA), a global leader in the development of advanced safety products and solutions that protect people and facility infrastructures, today announced the promotion of David J. Howells to the position of President, MSA International. In this position, Mr. Howells will be responsible for all of MSA Safety’s business operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Mr. Howells joined MSA Safety in 1981 and was named Interim President of MSA International in February of this year. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Sales and Customer Marketing for MSA International, playing a key role in helping to transform the company’s commercial business with a more progressive Go-to-Market strategy. Over his tenure with MSA Safety, Mr. Howells has held various leadership roles in global distribution channels and sales.
“As a member of our International Leadership Team, Dave played a key role in guiding our efforts to accelerate revenue growth and expand adjusted operating margins across the entire segment,” said Steve Blanco, MSA Safety President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m excited to have Dave continue in this leadership role as we work to execute our long-term strategy and continue our mission of helping to keep workers safe around the world.”
In this role, Mr. Howells will remain located at MSA Safety’s International headquarters in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.

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 2023 revenues of $1.8 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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