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Channellock Inc. Appoints New President, COO

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Channellock Inc. recently named Jonathan “Jon” S. DeArment as its president and chief operating officer (COO), effective October 1. The board of directors of Channellock Inc. voted DeArment, the company’s vice president of manufacturing and engineering, to succeed William S. DeArment as the organization’s president. Jon DeArment reports to William DeArment, his father, who continues as the company’s CEO and board chairman.

With nearly 20 years’ experience, Jon DeArment’s role at the family-owned and -operated manufacturer includes positions in nearly every department. He holds a bachelor’s in business management from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Meadville-based Precision Manufacturing Institute, serves as Finance Committee Chairman on the Crawford County Central School District Board and holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Hand Tools Institute.

Channellock Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools. Founded by George B. DeArment in 1886, the Meadville, Pennsylvania-based company is now in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation.