Met-Pro Corporation (Met-Pro) has appointed Judith A. Spires to the board of directors of the company. Spires, a president of Acme Markets, Inc., replaces William L. Kacin, who has resigned recently. Spires served as President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Division of Albertsons, Inc., for two years after having served as President of Albertsons, Inc.’s Denver Division.

Her previous experience also includes various roles for Acme including: senior vice president of marketing and merchandising, vice president (VP) of integration, VP of operations, VP of human resources, VP of administration, and VP of advertising.

“We are honored to have Ms. Spires join our Board,” stated Raymond J. De Hont, chairman and chief executive officer of Met-Pro. “To have a strong Board, a company needs a diverse group of Directors with broad experiences and viewpoints that can enable the company to realize its potential in a rapidly evolving world. Ms. Spires’ outstanding qualifications and experience add a new dimension to our Board, which we are confident will be a tremendous asset to Met-Pro as we continue with our efforts to grow and improve our Company.”

Prior to Met-Pro; she served as president of the Dallas/Fort Worth Division of Albertsons, Inc., for two years after having served as president of Albertsons, Inc.’s Denver Division.

Spires received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a MBA from LaSalle University and currently serves on a number of civic and community Boards including: Variety-The Children’s Charity, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Joseph’s University Academy of Food Marketing, and LaSalle University. In addition, Spires has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 Paradigm Award, the Greater Philadelphia Region’s most prestigious award for businesswomen. In 2007, she was awarded the Strong, Smart, Bold award by Girls, Inc., and Network of Executive Women 2007 Outstanding Champion. In 2008, she was the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Organization’s Business Person of the Year.