Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT:ACU) today announced that John Ward has joined the company as General Manager of Acme United Canada, LTD. Mr. Ward was formerly Director of Sales and Channel Marketing at Newell Rubbermaid Canada. He has extensive general management and sales experience in the office products and industrial markets in the U.S. and Canada. He was a key contributor to the successful launch and growth of the Dymo identification product line at Esselte Corporation, and its subsequent growth after its acquisition by Newell Rubbermaid. Mr. Ward is a Board member of the Canadian Office Products Association. Brian S. Olschan, President and COO of Acme United, said “We are excited to welcome John to our team. He has a very successful track record building and managing businesses, and we look forward to working with him.” Mr. Olschan added that he extends warm wishes to Harry Wanless, the former General Manager of Acme United Canada, who has retired. ACME UNITED CORPORATION is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware and industrial markets. Its leading brands include Westcott®, Clauss®, Camillus®, Physicians Care ® and Pac-Kit®. Forward-looking statements in this report, including without limitation, statements related to the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the following: (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the impact of current uncertainties in global economic conditions and the ongoing financial crisis affecting the domestic and foreign banking system and financial markets, including the impact on the Company’s suppliers and customers (iii) currency fluctuations (iv) the Company’s plans and results of operations will be affected by the Company’s ability to manage its growth, including its ability to integrate successfully companies which it may acquire from time to time and (v) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.