BRIDGTON — Howell Laboratories, Inc. (HLI) of Bridgton has announced the appointment of Joseph McDonnell as president and CEO effective Jan. 1. McDonnell is currently the senior vice president of HLI and has directed its Howell Division since joining the company in 2001. McDonnell replaces David Allen, who has headed the company since 2011 and is stepping down to retire. Allen will remain on the board of directors.
In announcing McDonnell’s appointment Allen commented, “Joe’s background in engineering and law and nearly 20 years of management experience make him especially well-suited for this position. He will be heading a staff that has been working together for many years and is exceptional for both their technical expertise and their experience.”
Howell Laboratories, Inc. is an employee-owned company located. It manufactures a broad range of air and water products designed for shipboard applications and its equipment can be found on every major class of Navy ship since its founding in 1964. Howell was named Bath Iron Works 2012 Subcontractor of the Year and the 2013 SBA Subcontractor of the Year for New England. Howell’s Shively Labs Division manufactures broadcast antennas and related equipment for the FM radio industry. It has been supplying broadcasters around the world since 1963 and was awarded the 2012 SBA Exporter of the Year Award for the State of Maine.