JVA Portfolio Company, Belwith Products, Announces New President Tim Emmitt

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GRANDVILLE, MI October 31, 2014 — Belwith Products, LLC, along with its divisions Keeler, Hickory Hardware, and First Watch Security, are excited to announce their new President, Tim Emmitt.

“We firmly believe that people make the ultimate difference, and we have a team that we believe in at Belwith, and are committed to providing the resources necessary for this company to flourish.  This is why we couldn’t be more excited that Tim Emmitt has accepted the role as leader of this team.”

“Tim brings in an outside point of view.  His background with the automotive industry will provide strong processes and imbed a belief of continuous improvement.  His entrepreneurial mindset matches that of ours at Belwith Products and will continue the spirit we have instilled,” stated John Veleris, Chairman of Belwith Products, LLC.

Mr. Emmitt joins Belwith Products, LLC from his role as President at 52nd Street Advisors, LLC.  Prior, he was the President at Romeo Rim, a Director at Grant Thornton, Chief Operating Officer at Noble International and spent 15 years working in various financial and leadership positions at Chrysler.

Mr. Emmitt has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  Mr. Emmitt is also an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Lawrence Technological University.

According to Tim, “I look forward to being part of Belwith and its strong culture of meeting customer needs and providing leadership in design, market trends, and technology.  I am very excited to be a member of the Belwith team and a company with such a rich history.”

Mr. Emmitt will be working out of the Grandville, Michigan headquarters of Belwith Products, LLC.

For more information contact Lisa Riodan, lisa.riordan@belwith.com – 616-247-4078

Belwith Products®, LLC, has a unique array of expertise. Its divisions include Keeler®, Hickory Hardware® and First Watch® Security.  Through its Keeler® and Hickory Hardware® divisions, Belwith is a leader of designing and manufacturing decorative furniture and cabinet and architectural door hardware. Belwith’s First Watch Security® division is leading innovator in combining “Smart Technology” with the development of security devices.