Leonard F. Leganza, Former Chairman, President & CEO, Passes

03/08/2017 15:15:25 PM

NAUGATUCK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2017-- The Eastern Company (the "Company" or “Eastern”) (NASDAQ:EML) announced today that Leonard F. Leganza, its former Chairman of the Board, and President & CEO of the Company passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Jim Mitarotonda, Chairman of the Board of Eastern, said, “Len was a wonderful man who genuinely cared for the Eastern family. It has been a privilege to get to know him in recent years.”

“Eastern is better and stronger company as a result of Len’s leadership. He left Eastern with an exceptionally strong balance sheet that has successfully weathered a number of crises,” added August Vlak, President & CEO of the Company.

Mr. Leganza was a Director of Eastern from 1980 until his death. He became President and CEO in April, 1997 and was appointed Chairman in December, 2006. He held both positions until his retirement in December, 2015.

About the Company
The Eastern Company is a 158-year-old manufacturer of industrial hardware, security products and metal castings. It operates from 13 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and China. The diversity of the Company’s products helps it to respond to the changing requirements of a broad array of markets. More information on the Company can be found at www.easterncompany.com

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The Eastern Company
August M. Vlak or John L. Sullivan III, 203-729-2255