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Transcat Names John Harms Vice President, Compliance Services

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRNS) (Transcat or the "Company"), a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and compliance services and distributor of professional grade, handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, announced that John Harms joined the Company as Vice President of Compliance Services.

Within this role, Mr. Harms will lead Transcat's initiatives to further develop relationships in the Analytical and Validation business. Mr. Harms has several years of industry related experience and has demonstrated success in establishing and growing account relationships with major FDA regulated, life science and medical devices manufacturing companies.

Lee D. Rudow, President and CEO of Transcat commented, "The addition of John further strengthens our already strong leadership team. His blended background of business development and operational leadership creates unique value for Transcat and is a perfect fit for the recently acquired Validation and Analytical Qualification services. His track record for driving growth and profitability will help foster our ambitious expectations for this business."

Prior to joining Transcat, Mr. Harms worked 12 years for Tektronix/Sypris Technologies, where he held leadership roles in both strategic business development and service operations. His past experience also includes management roles for Telogy and Instrument Repair Labs, with oversight and P&L responsibility for multiple business units.

ABOUT TRANSCAT

Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and compliance services including analytical instrument qualifications, equipment and process validation. Targeted industries include life science, biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and other FDA-regulated industries, industrial manufacturing, energy and utilities, chemical manufacturing and other industries. Throughout its 18 strategically located centers of excellence in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Transcat delivers precise services with reliable turn-around times. The breadth and depth of measurement parameters addressed by Transcat's ISO/IEC 17025 scopes of accreditation are believed to be among the best in the industry.

In addition, Transcat operates as a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation. Through its distribution products segment, Transcat markets and distributes premier and propriety brand instruments to nearly 15,000 customers. The Company offers access to more than 25,000 test, measurement and control products.

Transcat's growth strategy is to expand its service and distribution platform comprised of a balanced suite of test products and analytical, calibration, compliance, and validation services. The goal is to deliver specialized technical services with a quality assurance approach, which maximizes document accuracy and on-time job delivery. Transcat answers the call with cGMP, GLP, and GXP compliant services. Transcat can provide life science companies with a reliable alternative service and product solution to the OEMs and to the "generalist" service providers who cannot meet the client's specialized needs.

More information about Transcat can be found on its website at: transcat.com.

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CONTACT: John J. Zimmer, Chief Financial Officer Phone: (585) 352-7777 Email: jzimmer@transcat.com -or- Deborah K. Pawlowski, Investor Relations Phone: (716) 843-3908 Email: dpawlowski@keiadvisors.comSource:Transcat, Inc.