Livingston, NJ - Brooks is pleased to announce the restructuring of the Brooks’ Utility Products Group (UPG) Sales, Marketing and Engineering functions. The intent in this restructure is to become “The Premier Supplier of Metering-Related Products” to the Utility Industry.

''UPG will combine all of the creative and market strengths of Brooks, Ekstrom Industries and Meter Devices into one industry-focused entity. The combined group provides a range of products to the Utility sector unmatched by any other competitor,'' said Scott Kirk, Executive Vice President for Brooks.  Brooks’, Ekstrom’s and Meter Device’s primary products are the leaders; owning the markets in their respective product categories. The goal of UPG is to continue to innovate and develop its existing products while filling category voids within its current lineup. ''We want our customers to always think of Brooks first as their ultimate ‘one-stop’ shop for metering-related products,'' said Scott Kirk.

This restructuring will focus primarily and initially on the current UPG Sales Force and Brooks’ Utility Seals, Ekstrom and Meter Devices Marketing and Engineering functions.

In line with the above, Jeff Hanft, currently Vice President and General Manager of Ekstrom Industries, will become Vice President of E. J. Brooks Company (Brooks) with responsibility for the UPG. In this position Jeff will be responsible for Sales and Marketing for the group as well as Ekstrom’s Farmington Hills, MI and Meter Devices' Canton, OH. manufacturing and engineering facilities.

Brooks is an international supplier of security seals and locking devices to the utility, transportation, retail and banking industries.  Ekstrom and Meter Devices are subsidiaries of Brooks.  Ekstrom Industries, Inc. designs and develops meter socket adapters, test equipment and metering accessories.  Meter Devices Company, Inc. fabricates and assembles enclosures, test switches and pre-wired sockets.  For additional information about Brooks, Ekstrom and Meter Devices, contact: E.J. Brooks Company, 8 Microlab Road, Livingston, NJ, Tel: 973-597-2900; Fax: 973-597-2919.  The company’s web site address is www.brooksutility.com and their e-mail address is sales@ejbrooks.com.