Mold-Masters: Hot Runner Specialist appoints William Barker as CEO

Mold-Masters®, a global leader in hot runner technology, recently announced that William (Bill) Barker has joined the company, effective December 6, 2010, as Chief Executive Officer of the Mold-Masters Group of Companies.

Mr. Barker brings over 20 years of experience as a CEO/General Manager of high technology industrial manufacturing companies with a global footprint. Mr. Barker brings strategic leadership ability through successive growth oriented organizations where he gained a proven track record of consistent sales and profit improvements, strong lean principles and strong communication with both internal and external customers, combined with proven success in organic and acquisition growth, most recently with Rexam PLC and Textron Inc. "We are excited to have Bill join the Mold-Masters team", stated Hamdi Conger, Chairman of the Board. "Bill will add to the organization strong leadership and guidance and assist our strong global management team to achieve its objectives".

"The team at Mold-Masters has built a truly impressive organization with a strong global footprint", commented Mr. Barker. "We will continue to grow our global presence, further support the success of our customers and continue to bring innovative products to the marketplace".

Mr. Barker is a results oriented professional who is a strong proponent of best practices. He has experience in both large public corporations as well as private family founded businesses. He has been a board member of both publicly traded and private equity owned companies.