Willis Stein & Partners Announces the Addition of a New Investment Professional

NORTHBROOK, IL – November 19, 2012 - Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm that makes control investments in middle market companies, is pleased to announce that it has hired Eric Hinkle as an Associate to its investment team.

Mr. Hinkle joins Willis Stein from Deloitte where he as a senior associate in the audit practice. At Deloitte, Mr. Hinkle was involved in Financial Services and Aerospace & Defense practice areas. Mr. Hinkle holds a B.S. degree in Accountancy from Miami University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.