HIROTEC AMERICA Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Auburn Hills, MI., January 5, 2009 –HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. (HAI), an automotive supplier specializing in closure systems, announced that Brian McGinnity, CPA has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective November 19, 2008.

In this new role, Brian will be responsible for directing HIROTEC AMERICA’s financial planning and accounting practices, as well as building and maintaining relationships with lending institutions, shareholders, and the financial community. He also serves as a board member for KGHIROTEC India.

“Brian’s initiative to strive for continuous improvement has been instrumental in the growth and success of HIROTEC AMERICA.” stated Katsutoshi Uno, Chief Executive Officer.

Brian joined HIROTEC AMERICA in 1992 where he was hired as the Controller. He was the 10th person hired and was integral in the growth of the company to over 400 employees and $100 Million in Sales. Brian received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Information Systems.

He is very active in the Community including being the President of the Board of Directors for Automation Alley, Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Auburn Hills, as well as Past Chairman of Oakland University’s Education and Human Service Board.

HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. is part of the HIROTEC Corporation that has sales in excess of 1.4 billion dollars and 20 locations worldwide. For over 20 years, HIROTEC AMERICA has been providing innovative and highly flexible closure manufacturing solutions to automotive customers around the world. For more information, please visit: www.hirotecamerica.com.

3000 High Meadow Circle
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Contact: Sarah Appolson
Phone: (248) 836-5155