EDAC Technologies Corporation Announces Election of Joseph S. Ruggiero to Board of Directors

Apr 25, 2012, 13:05 ET from EDAC Technologies Corporation

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EDAC Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: EDAC), a diversified designer, manufacturer and servicer of precision components for aerospace and industrial applications, announced that Joseph S. Ruggiero was elected to the Company's Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held earlier today.

Mr. Ruggiero, age 61, was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, a division of United Technologies Corporation, from 1973 until his retirement in 2010.  In his most recent position, Mr. Ruggiero served as Supply Chain and Contracts Manager for Pratt & Whitney, starting in 1990.

EDAC's Chairman, Daniel C. Tracy, commented, "Joseph Ruggiero's solid industry background will be extremely valuable to our Board of Directors and our business.  In particular, he brings to the Board a wealth of relevant experience in managing the procurement of jet engine parts as well as expertise in Strategic Source Planning for one of the world's largest jet engines manufacturers.  We look forward to his contributions to our Company."

"I am honored to have been elected to join the EDAC Board and am enthusiastic about applying my industry perspective to help the Company achieve its exciting growth plans," Mr. Ruggiero noted.

Including Mr. Ruggiero, the EDAC Board of Directors consists of seven members. Each of its other present directors was also elected.

About EDAC Technologies Corporation

EDAC Technologies Corporation is a diversified manufacturing company serving the aerospace and industrial markets.  In the aerospace sector, EDAC offers design and manufacturing services for commercial and military aircraft, in such areas as jet engine parts, special tooling, equipment, gauges and components used in the manufacture, assembly and inspection of jet engines.  Industrial applications include high-precision fixtures, gauges, dies and molds, as well as the design, manufacture and repair of precision grinders and precision spindles, which are an integral part of machine tools found in virtually every manufacturing environment. EDAC's core competencies include extensive in-house design and engineering capabilities, and facilities equipped with the latest enabling machine tools and manufacturing technologies.

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