WESTMINSTER, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) ("TechPrecision", or "the Company"), an industry leading manufacturer of precision, large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and systems with customers in the alternative energy, cleantech, medical, nuclear, defense, aerospace and other commercial industries, today announced that Christopher L. Poplaski has joined the Company as Vice President of Corporate Operations, a newly created position, effective March 14, 2011. In his new position, Mr. Poplaski will initially be responsible for helping TechPrecision and the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd. (WCMC), increase production volumes in China, as well as lead efforts to locate and establish additional strategically located manufacturing operations in the United States to support growth in the Company's Cleantech verticals.
Mr. Poplaski has more than 20 years of management experience in the machining and fabrication industry developing and implementing effective operations with a focus on long term growth and cost reduction strategies. He has extensive operational knowledge and skills including operations and project management, business development, commercial negotiations, procurement, strategic business planning and sales management. He is fluent in ASME Section III, VIII and NQA-1 industry certifications and requirements.
Most recently, Mr. Poplaski served as vice president of operations at AMER Industrial Technologies, Inc., an N Stamp fabrication company based in Delaware. Prior to AMER, he was a national sales manager – nuclear and utility sales, procurement director, and fabrication and operations manager at Joseph Oat Corporation, an N Stamp fabrication company based in New Jersey.
"TechPrecision is well-positioned in a number of high-growth industries with established competitive differentiators, and I'm excited to help the Company reach the next phase of its development," commented Mr. Poplaski.
"Chris is a vital addition to our senior management team and we welcome him to TechPrecision," commented James Molinaro, CEO of TechPrecision Corporation. "The depth and breadth of his industry and certification expertise, his extensive industry contacts, and his wide range of operational experience will play a key role as we aggressively expand production volumes at our two China operations and identify and establish additional U.S. manufacturing locations to accommodate expected growth in our Cleantech vertical."
About TechPrecision Corporation
TechPrecision Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ranor, Inc., and Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd., globally manufactures large-scale, metal fabricated and machined precision components and equipment. These products are used in a variety of markets including: alternative energy (Solar and Wind), medical, nuclear, defense, industrial, and aerospace to name a few. TechPrecision's goal is to be an end-to-end global service provider to its customers by furnishing customized and integrated "turn-key" solutions for completed products requiring custom fabrication and machining, assembly, inspection and testing. To learn more about the Company, please visit the corporate website at http://www.techprecision.com. Information on the Company's website or any other website does not constitute a part of this press release.
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