CCL Security Products Names Mr. Jerry Burhans as National Sales Manager

April 26, 2010, Wheeling, Illinois - CCL Security, a division of The Eastern Company, today named Mr. Jerry Burhans as National Sales Manager responsible for all sales activities. Mr. Burhans has extensive industry experience working in various senior sales management roles. Prior to joining CCL Security, Jerry held senior sales management positions with SimonsVoss, ISONAS and Burhans & Burhans. Jerry has been an active member of ASIS International for over 15 years. Mr. Burhans brings over 20 years experience in the electronic security industry to his new position, including positions in both the dealer, manufacturer and manufacturer's rep market segments. He will be based in the Chicago area.

"Jerry's extensive sales background in the industry combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, uniquely positions him to lead the growth and development of our sales organization," said Len Samela, Managing Director of Illinois Lock/CCL Security. "I welcome the opportunity to head the sales effort for a market leader and tenured manufacturer," said Burhans. "I look forward to joining the CCL Security team."

The Eastern Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of industrial hardware, security products and metal products from the four United States operations and six wholly owned foreign subsidiaries. The Company maintains nine physical locations. The Company operates in three business segments: Industrial Hardware, Security and is publicly traded on AMEX: EML