December 20, 2004

HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA HIRES NEW TALENT

Press Contact:  Dan Williams ext. 489

The Homer Laughlin China Company is pleased to announce a new addition to our design staff. We have hired Ed Wonder to the position of Director of Design, where he will oversee the operation of the Modeling and the Art Departments. Ed is a member of the Industrial Design Society of America and brings with him a wealth of design expertise and over 25 years of industry experience including the Director of Design position at both Sterling China and the Foodservice division of Oneida Ltd. Please welcome Ed to Homer Laughlin and wish him well in his new position. His extension number is still forthcoming, however he can currently be reached at extension 448 here at the factory and his email will be Ewonder@hlchina.com.