Doble Acquires Finepoint Circuit Breaker Training Conference Doble Engineering Company expands conference offerings to benefit electric power industry

WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company has announced the acquisition of the Finepoint Circuit Breaker Test and Maintenance Training Conference, the electric power industry's leading conference focused on medium and high voltage circuit breakers, as well as related substation and switchgear topics. Doble has significant circuit breaker expertise and solutions; their experts actively contribute to Finepoint's event, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013.

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"After 41 years of serving the electric power industry, it is time for me to retire," said Bill Myers, Finepoint's founder and president.  "We believe Doble Engineering Company is the best choice to host the conference in the future. They are committed to honoring the objective of this conference by providing useful, unbiased, non-commercial and positive information that can be immediately applied to substation and switchgear maintenance work."

"It is a privilege to add this renowned conference to Doble's educational offerings," said David B. Zabetakis, President, Doble Engineering Company. "Bill and his team established an excellent event with a similar mission as Doble's conferences – to educate our colleagues, to share critical information and to improve our industry as a whole. We are honored to continue this conference's knowledge-sharing tradition."

Doble considers the sharing of knowledge as one of its highest priorities and is committed to the continuing education of today's utility workforce and in supporting the next generation of electric power industry workers. Part of this commitment is shown through the many in-depth, apparatus specific technical seminars Doble hosts each year.

The 20th Circuit Breaker Test and Maintenance Training Conference will take place on October 7 – 11, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. More information on this and other Doble-hosted events can be found at www.doble.com/events.

About Doble:
Now in 110 countries, Doble Engineering has been helping clients in the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world's premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results for the benefit of energy generation, transmission and delivery companies and industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis.  For more information, visit: www.doble.com

About ESCO Technologies:
ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, is a proven supplier of special purpose utility solutions for electric, gas and water utilities, including hardware and software to support advanced metering applications and fully automated intelligent instrumentation. In addition, the Company provides engineered filtration products to the aviation, space and process markets worldwide and is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company's web site at www.escotechnologies.com.

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