Melville, New York, Monday, September 21, 2009.....Park Electrochemical
Corp. (NYSE - PKE) announced the appointment of Ms. Katherine (“Kory”)
O. Abbitt as Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Americas. In this
new position, Ms. Abbitt will be responsible for the marketing and sales
of all the Corporation’s product lines in North America and South
America. Ms. Abbitt will report to Brian Shore, Park’s President and
Chief Executive Officer. Anthony W. DiGaudio, the Corporation’s Vice
President of Sales and Marketing, will assume the new position of Vice
President of Sales and Marketing – Asia and Europe. In this new
position, Mr. DiGaudio will be responsible for the marketing and sales
of all of the Corporation’s product lines in Asia, Europe, Africa and
Australia. Mr. DiGaudio will continue to report to Brian Shore.
Ms. Abbitt had been Global Sales Manager/Carbon Fibers at Hexcel
Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut since December 2007, and prior to
that time she held sales and marketing positions in Hexcel’s aerospace
business and infusion product line business since March 2006.
Previously, she held business development positions with A&P Technology,
Inc., a manufacturer of braided reinforcements in Cincinnati, Ohio from
May 1998 to March 2006, sales and marketing and engineering positions at
Cytek Engineered Materials from January 1990 to May 1998 and at GE
Aircraft Engines from July 1985 to January 1990. Ms. Abbitt received a
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science degree in Chemical
Engineering from University of Dayton.
Mr. DiGaudio originally joined Park Electrochemical Corp. in May 2002 as
Product Director and was promoted to Vice President of Quality in May
2004, Vice President of Sales in June 2005 and Vice President of
Marketing and Sales in June 2006. Prior to joining Park, Mr. DiGaudio
had over eight years of technical and customer interface experience. For
several years prior to joining Park, he was Technical Manager for Metro
Circuits, Division of PJC Technologies, Inc. in Rochester, NY. Mr.
DiGaudio received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering
from Alfred University in 1993.
Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which
develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave
printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and
internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced
composite materials, parts and assemblies principally for the aerospace
markets. Park’s core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry
formulation and coating technology. Park also specializes in the
manufacture of complex composite aircraft and space vehicle parts. The
Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, China,
France, Connecticut, Kansas, Arizona, California and Washington.
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