Hastings Appoints Cousins President of Hastings East

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Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC a nearly 100-year-old American manufacturer of piston rings, announced the hiring of Brad Cousins as president of Hastings East Manufacturing Company.

I am pleased to report my decision to appoint Brad Cousins to the position of president, Hastings East Manufacturing Company

Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC a nearly 100-year-old American manufacturer of piston rings, announced the hiring of Brad Cousins as president of Hastings East Manufacturing Company.

"I am pleased to report my decision to appoint Brad Cousins to the position of president, Hastings East Manufacturing Company," said Frederick Cook, president and CEO of Hastings Manufacturing Company. "Brad will have P&L responsibility for Hastings' Chinese operations, and will report directly to me."

Brad will initially work from the Hastings' world headquarters in Hastings, Michigan, where he will be part of the executive committee. He will subsequently relocate to China with his wife and son. Reporting to Brad will be Peter Li, country manager for the Hastings East Manufacturing Company.

Brad comes to Hastings from Horton Archery of Akron, Ohio and Changzhou, China, where he was chief executive officer-Horton Asia, and chief operating officer-Horton. Previous to Horton, he was director of Asian operations and corporate purchasing manager of Windsor Republic Door, Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to that, Brad was an entrepreneur, building several small companies such as AGP, Precision Products Inc., and Salem Plastics Inc.

Brad earned his MBA in business administration from Arkansas State University with a focus on finance and international business. Brad had previously earned his bachelor of fine arts in design from ASU.

Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC designs and manufactures piston rings for the worldwide engine manufacturing and remanufacturing industries. Hastings holds TS16949 and ISO14001 registrations, and is an approved piston ring supplier to Tier One and Tier Two OEMs, including those in automotive, aviation, industrial, agriculture, and other industries.

For more information, contact Hastings Manufacturing Company, LLC, 325 North Hanover St., Hastings, MI 49058, 800-776-1088, 269-945-2491, sales(at)hastingsmfg(dot)com, http://www.hastingsmfg.com.

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