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Hickory Hardware Names Three New Members to Management Team

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Hickory Hardware™, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of decorative, functional and industrial hardware, announced the addition of three new members to its management team. The new appointments are Barbara Tamkin as human resources director, Matt Southards as digital asset manager, and Robert Shirley as program manager. Tamkin joins Hickory Hardware after serving 19 years as human resources administrator at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her experience in human resource administration includes retirement planning, benefit programs, program development, and training, as well as other aspects of human resources management. Tamkin has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia and certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Southards comes to Hickory Hardware following the completion of his Master in Business Administration with concentrations in General Management and IT Management at the University of Illinois. He has experience in mobile connectivity and web portals for municipal-scale and smaller WiFi & WiMAX networks. Southards holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College. Just married in May, he and his wife are building a home in Donelson, Tennessee. Southards also volunteers as a reserve member of ALERT (Air Land Emergency Response Team) in Texas. Robert Shirley comes to Hickory Hardware from the technical support department of Dell Computer, after spending most of his career in the project management of automotive production system projects for companies like Saturn and Nissan. In his newly created position at Hickory Hardware, Shirley will manage internal strategic development, risk management, and programs for key Hickory Hardware customers. Shirley has an Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University. About Hickory Hardware Hickory Hardware™ brings together some of the finest hardware companies in the world — Belwith International, Faultless Caster, Keeler Brass Company, Madico, and Wright Products. The company designs, manufactures and markets decorative, functional and industrial hardware to the retail, wholesale distribution, and OEM furniture and cabinetmaker markets under the brand names Hickory Hardware, Belwith, Faultless Caster, Keeler Brass, Madico, Period Brass, and Wright Products. For more information, visit www.hickoryhardware.com.

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