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Connecticut-based Thomas G. Faria Corp. named David Hickey president and CEO.

He replaces David Blackburn, who recently retired after 31 years of leadership with the company.

Hickey has more than 20 years of executive experience, and he has 14 years at the president/ CEO level. He most recently was chief operating officer of SensorTran Inc.

Prior to SensorTran, Hickey was the founder and senior vice president of Nova Technology, and president and CEO of global food service company Grindmaster, as well as managing director of Avenir, the private-equity group that owned the company.

He has served on the board of eight global companies.

Hickey earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Buffalo and an M.B.A. in strategic planning and marketing from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Faria has been manufacturing gauges in the Uncasville section of Montville, Conn., for more than 50 years.


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