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Richard Sade, Vice President and COO of S&S Hinge, Joins the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manufacturing Leadership Council, a global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Richard Sade, vice president and chief operating officer of S&S Hinge, to the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors, which steers the Manufacturing Leadership Council and its global community of 5,000 industry executives, approved Sade's nomination in a unanimous vote at its quarterly meeting. With Sade's appointment, the Board of Governor's ranks expand to 17 members, who hail from organizations such as Ford Motor Co., Lockheed Martin, Dell, Cisco Systems, UCLA, MIT, L'Oreal, and GlaxoSmithKline.

"We are delighted to welcome Rich Sade to the Board of Governors," said David R. Brousell, global vice president and editorial director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. "As a founding member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and a strong advocate for the manufacturing industry through his work in many professional bodies, Rich brings valuable insight on the challenges of small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses to the Board of Governors."

"I look forward to being a part of the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors," said Sade. "By working together and collaborating, we can define and shape a better future for the manufacturing industry. As an organization of industry experts who are determined and knowledgeable in their fields of expertise, we can and will meet the challenges that we face today."

Sade joined S&S in 2004 after three decades with Fortune 400 companies, and is an expert in operations management of highly engineered industrial products. Sade is an active member of the Tooling & Manufacturing Association, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has served on the Board of Directors for the Precision Metal Forming Association for the past four years, and is that group's Chicago district chairman. He has an MBA in industrial management from Purdue University and is certified in production and inventory control management (CIPM). Sade was a founding member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council and has been an active participant for the last seven years.

About S&S Hinge Company

S&S Hinge Company manufactures continuous hinge (piano hinges) using steel, stainless steel, aluminum, pre-plated brass, pre-plated nickel, and brite-annealed stainless metals in the middle gauge range (.035 - .070). The 6- and 8-foot standard continuous hinge stock supports customers with immediate needs, while the "make-to-order" capabilities provide OEM and contract job shop customers the full service of "value-added" fabrications.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services—including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with 5,000 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit – Bold ideas for a Better Future (May 14-15, 2013, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL); the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, celebrating industry achievement (nominations now open – extended deadline January 14, 2013); and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information about the Manufacturing Leadership Council, visit www.MLCouncil.com.

The Manufacturing Leadership Board of Governors

The Manufacturing Leadership Board of Governors comprises senior executives and industry experts at leading manufacturing, academic, and research organizations around the world—including Ford Motor Co., Lockheed Martin, Dell, Cisco, L'Oreal, GlaxoSmithKline in the U.K., Tata Motors in India, Doosan in Korea, VirTex Assembly, MIT, UCLA, Stanford University, University of Cincinnati, University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, and Frost & Sullivan.

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