Hillman adds to executive team

The Hillman Companies and its subsidiary, the Hillman Group, have announced that they have hired two executives to fill newly created positions at Hillman.

Effective May 7, 2012, Doug Roberts joined the company as general counsel and secretary. Roberts, 49, has 25 years of wide-ranging experience, including expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, general corporate and international matters. Prior to joining Hillman, Roberts was a partner at Thompson Hine in the firm's corporate transactions and securities and international practice groups and was the chair of the firm's private equity subgroup.

Effective May 29, 2012, Todd Spangler joined the company as senior VP, president and general manager and will lead Hillman's Tempe, Ariz., facility. Spangler, 42, is an operational and engineering leader with a 20-plus-year track record of continuous improvement and customer satisfaction in a variety of manufacturing environments. Most recently, Spangler was director of site operations and plant manager for First Solar.

Mick Hillman, CEO, commented on the executive changes: "We are excited to have Doug and Todd on board. Given the rapid growth in both size and complexity of Hillman, Doug's expertise will be a great asset. And with much of the growth coming from our Tempe operations, Todd's focus on operational excellence will take that organization to the next level."

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Hillman is a leading value-added distributor of more than 80,000 SKUs, consisting of fasteners, key duplication systems, engraved tags and related hardware items to more than 20,000 retail customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Australia, including home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores and other retailers. Hillman provides a comprehensive solution to its retail customers for managing SKU intensive, complex home improvement categories. Hillman also offers its customers value-added services, such as inventory management and in-store merchandising services.