Ideal Industries Inc. (Sycamore, Ill): Jeff Kellermann was hired as V.P./general manager of the company's Tool Group and will manage all aspects of the operation of the Ideal's retail and industrial sales groups, as well as its SK Hand Tool and Western Forge business units. He will report directly to Jim James, Ideal's president and CEO. He was president of ITW Metals Group Fleetwood-Signode for the past 18 years, both prior to and after ITW acquired the organization, then known as Fleetwood Packaging Company. Before his tenure with Fleetwood, Kellermann worked for fine paper distributor LaSalle Whitaker in roles of increasing responsibilities, eventually rising to V.P. of marketing and operations. He began his career with the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse and graduated from the University of Rhode Island.