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Gill Industries Names Richard Perreault New President and COO
January 18, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Gill Industries, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based advanced engineering and manufacturing company, has named Richard Perreault as its new president and COO.

Perreault joins Gill having most recently served as CFO for Troy, Mich.-based Cignet, a supplier of electronics and exterior trim to the automotive industry.

In addition, Perreault spent three years as CEO of Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems in France, and four years as president and CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Lear Donnelly Overhead Systems LLC, a subsidiary of seating and interior trim systems manufacturer Lear Corps. During his four years with Lear Donnelly Overhead Systems, he increased sales from $125 to $225 million and oversaw the expansion of business into the European, Asian and South American markets.

Perreault has also served in general manager positions overseeing business development and productivity at Magna International.

Gill Industries was founded in 1964 by John Gill and his brother-in-law Gerald Williams. It began as a small automotive tool and die company which later grew into a $100 million global engineering, manufacturing and tooling company for the automotive, furniture and utility vehicle industries.

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