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Danielson, CT, USA — At the SPIROL International Board of Directors’ meeting on August 20, 2010, action was taken to elect Jeffrey F. Koehl as Chairman and C.E.O., and William R. Hunt as President and C.O.O. of SPIROL International Corporation – North America effective on that date. Koehl succeeds James C. Shaw who is retiring on November 19, 2010.

Jeffrey Koehl has been with the company since 1997. His first position was Product Manager, Coiled Pins. Koehl was made an officer of the company in the position of Vice President of SPIROL International in 1999. Concurrently, he was elected as a Director of SPIROL International in 1999, and was elected President in 2004. He has and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and an MBA from Boston College.

William Hunt has been with the company since 1979 when he started in the position of Controller. He was made an officer of the company in the position of Treasurer in 1980. Hunt transferred to CEM West for one year in 1981 in the role of Chief Operating Officer. He was promoted to Vice President of Finance (and MIS) in 1986, and was made a Director of CEM (now SPIROL International) in 1988. Hunt has a BS in Accounting from Rider College in Lawrenceville, NJ, and is a CPA.

Russell R. Radant, Vice President of Production Technology, has been elected to be a Director of SPIROL International at the Board of Directors’ meeting. The position became effective on August 23, 2010. Radant has been with SPIROL International since 1994 when he was hired as a Project Engineer. He was appointed Chief Engineer in 1998, and was made an officer of SPIROL International in 2005. Radant has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from WPI and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Beginning with the invention of the Coiled Pin in 1948, SPIROL International Corporation has continuously grown to introduce new products, as well as improve the performance of established lines, resulting in millions of dollars of savings for our customers. Headquartered in Danielson, CT, SPIROL now operates globally across four continents and is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for fastening, joining, and assembly including: Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Alignment Dowels and Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Threaded Inserts for Plastics, Disc Springs, Precision Shims, Pin Installation Equipment, Insert Installation Equipment, Compression Limiter Installation Equipment and High Performance Feeding Systems. Partner with SPIROL early in your design stage to simplify your assembly process, improve the quality of your product, and lower the overall cost of your assembly!