Hyde Tools, a national hand tool manufacturer, last week announced it expanded its product development department, hiring Corey Talbot of Hebron, Conn., as director of new product development. Talbot is charged with developing and managing all new and existing product lines for the retail, industrial and distribution channels where Hyde holds brand leadership.
Product development manager Rick Farland has assumed the new position of director of product engineering. In his new role, Farland will work with the product development, finance, manufacturing and purchasing departments to tap global market resources and ensure that Hyde’s products are highly competitive in both quality and price.
Headquartered in Southbridge, Mass., Hyde Tools manufactures surface preparation hand tools.