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Talon International makes Executive appointments
May '09
Talon International Inc., a leading global supplier of apparel accessories including Talon zippers, fasteners, trim and interlining products, announced the appointment of two key executives effective immediately.

- Ms. Alexandra Rieger has been appointed as Vice President Operations - Talon Fasteners Division and Mr. James Reeder has been appointed as Vice President Corporate Controller.

"These appointments are important continuing steps to strengthen our management team and to bring to Talon key resources needed to further the Company's growth and success," said Lonnie Schnell, Talon's Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Rieger comes to Talon with an excellent background in all areas of supply chain management within the apparel industry, including product development, production control and international sourcing. Most recently Ms. Rieger was the Hong Kong Regional Manager of Pacific Brands, a major women's wear wholesaler based in Australia. Previously she was the Asia-Pacific Regional Sourcing Manager for Levi Strauss. She also held senior positions in Product Development & Merchandising, and was the Production Director for Mast Industries in Sri Lanka for more than seven years. Ms. Rieger holds a degree in Garment Engineering from Germany and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School in Australia. Ms. Rieger is based in the Hong Kong office of Talon International, Inc. replacing Manash Barthakur.

Mr. Reeder brings an extensive background in all areas of financial management to Talon International, Inc. together with significant experience within several technology-based manufacturing organizations. Most recently Mr. Reeder served as Chief Financial Officer at Sheffield Manufacturing, an aerospace parts manufacturer and at Data Exchange Corporation, an international provider of supply chain solutions.Previously, Mr. Reeder was Vice President Finance for Special Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive safety devices & was Chief Financial Officer for Power Lift Corporation, a distributor of Caterpillar materials and equipment. Mr. Reeder also served in various senior financial roles at Avery Dennison Corporation for approximately 13 years. Mr. Reeder has an MBA in Finance and Strategic Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, and will also act as the Chief Accounting Officer for Talon International, Inc.

Ms. Rieger and Mr. Reeder will report directly to Lonnie Schnell, CEO of Talon International, Inc.

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