SEGUIN, Texas — Alamo Group Inc.’s (NYSE: ALG) board of directors announces the appointment of a new independent director to its board, Tracy C. Jokinen. Concurrent with the appointment Alamo Group has expanded its board from seven to eight members. This addition is being made in response to the anticipated departure of Helen W. Cornell from the board who has expressed interest in retiring from the board prior to the end of the year as a result of her new responsibilities since assuming the job of president and CEO of Owensboro Grain Co. earlier this year.

Jokinen, 47, is chief financial officer of G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK). She has been with G&K Services since 2014 and prior to that was with Valspar Corp. (NYSE: VAL) for 22 years serving in various capacities over time including vice president, corporate finance; vice President, finance & strategy; and vice president, corporate controller; and chief accounting officer.

Additionally, Gary Martin, chairman of the board of Alamo Group, commented, “We are delighted to have Tracy join the board of Alamo. She brings a strong background working with industrial companies. Her experience with public companies like ours will benefit Alamo Group in its ongoing development.”