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Friday July 31st, 2015 5:27AM

Scovill Fasteners appoints new board member

By Staff
CLARKESVILLE - James I. Pinto, a Gores Executive, has joined the Board of
Clarkesville-based Scovill Fasteners, a part of The Gores Group portfolio of companies.

Following his announcement Monday, Craig Stoudt, Chief Executive Officer of Scovill Fasteners said "I'm pleased to have someone of Jim's caliber and experience join our Board, and am excited for our team's opportunity to work with him."

Scovill combines over 200 years of experience and expertise to provide high-performance closures and fasteners. Scovill serves a wide range of markets including fashion, infantwear, career apparel, jeanswear, leather products, sporting goods, military, marine and medical. In addition to fastener products, Scovill provides attaching equipment and technical support services.

"Over the last several months, Scovill has made tremendous progress as we have transitioned our organization forward by focusing internally on operational improvement and externally on providing the best possible experience for our customers. Jim's background in operations and experience with best-in-class organizations will provide us with valuable insight as we continue
our transformation and growth," said Stoudt.

"I look forward to partnering with Craig and the Scovill leadership team," said Pinto. "The business has made significant progress during the past year and I look forward to assisting the team with continued top line growth and operational improvements."

Pinto has held various operational and supply chain roles throughout his career across a variety of aerospace and industrial businesses including Textron Lycoming, Greenlee Textron and Textron Fluid and Power as well as Tyco International's Electrical and Metal Products Business Unit. Pinto earned Six Sigma Greenbelt and Champion Certifications as well as an APICS certification in Production and Inventory Management. He has a BS degree in Business
Administration/ Operations Management from Rowan University and a MBA from Sacred Heart University.
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