SOURCE: Channell Commercial Corporation

October 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Channell Appoints Williams to Board of Directors

TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2008) - Channell Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ: CHNL), a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications equipment supplied to operators of communications networks worldwide and water harvesting solutions distributed in markets throughout Australia and North America, today announced that Richard W. Williams has been appointed to the board as an independent director and a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Williams is the CEO of Williams & Associates where he provides an extensive range of financial advisory, consulting, and capital raising services to the residential and commercial real estate markets. Prior to 2001, Mr. Williams served over 5 years as senior vice president of finance for Herbalife International, Inc. While at Herbalife, a multi-billion dollar global provider of wellness and personal care products, he was responsible for financial and operational reporting, product pricing, internal audit, and the coordination of relationships with the financial community. Previous to Herbalife, Mr. Willams served nearly 10 years as senior vice president and controller for The Irvine Company, a multi-billion dollar real estate investment company.

William H. Channell, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased that we are able to bring additional substantial finance expertise to the board through Richard's appointment. His skill set will be a valuable asset to both our core global telecom operations as well as our water harvesting business units as we navigate through the challenging global environment."

About Channell

Channell Commercial Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications equipment supplied to communications network operators worldwide and water harvesting solutions distributed in markets throughout Australia. Major product lines include a complete line of thermoplastic and metal fabricated enclosures, advanced copper termination and connectorization products, fiber-optic cable management systems and polyethylene water storage tanks. Channell's headquarters and U.S. manufacturing facilities are in Temecula, California. International operations include facilities in Toronto (Canada), London (U.K.) and various locations throughout Australia. Channell's website is

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