IRVINE, California, February 20, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Jeff Huber as Vice President of Engineering with Bal Seal Engineering based in Foothill Ranch, CA.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner, and Craig Lipus, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Bull, “Jeff’s background over the past 30 years has prepared him well for what is necessary for him to succeed at Bal Seal. His skill set and culture fit make him an ideal addition to the Company’s senior management team.”

Mr. Huber is an experienced engineering leader with a strong skill set in product development, custom engineering solutions, strategic planning, lean policy, and people management. His career includes 26 years in aerospace and four years of industrial experience. Prior to joining Bal Seal, Mr. Huber served as the Senior Engineering Manager at Goodrich Hoist & Winch, where he was responsible for recruiting, business development, and sustaining engineering.

Mr. Huber received his Masters in Business Administration from Rockford College, after graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

About Bal Seal Engineering

Bal Seal’s ( core product was first conceived in 1951 by Peter J. Balsells, a young engineer and entrepreneur from Catalonia, Spain. Faced with a critical aerospace sealing challenge, Balsells applied education and inspiration to devise a new technology that combined the unique mechanical properties of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) with a precision-engineered spring. Balsells’ invention, which outperformed conventional elastomeric o-rings and satisfied the toughest application requirements, became known as the Bal Seal® Spring-energized Seal. His energizer component, the Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring®, proved effective in connecting and EMI/RFI shielding/grounding applications. When incorporated into housings made from various types of metals, the spring’s unique electrical and mechanical properties led to the development of Bal Seal connectors and connector systems. Today, Bal Seal Engineering is a growing, thriving organization of more than 435 employees, with dedicated manufacturing cells that serve medical, automotive, aerospace and many other industries.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.