Photo Release -- AS&E Enhances Sales Team With Appointments in EMEA and Central and South America

Mr. Ronald Cruz
Mr. Anthony White
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BILLERICA, Mass., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc., ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI), a leading worldwide provider of threat and contraband X-ray detection solutions, announced today the appointments of Anthony White as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Ronald Cruz, Vice President, South and Central America Sales. The appointments enhance the AS&E sales team in key regions and will support the Company's global channel expansion strategy.

Ron Cruz joins AS&E as Vice President of South and Central America Sales.

Tony White was appointed to Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) of AS&E.

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"We are very excited to have Tony and Ron join our Customer Development and Support Organization, bringing with them significant international sales, management, and business experience in some of our key growth markets," said Chuck Dougherty, President and CEO of AS&E. "These appointments are critical as we work to better serve our global customer base and improve sales growth strategies with a heightened customer focus. We are committed to continuing to strengthen and build our relationships with our customers and expand our presence in key application and geographic markets."

Mr. White most recently was European Managing Director at Par Systems, a private equity owned company that designs and manufactures highly specialized engineering equipment for the aerospace, defense, and other sectors. While at Par Systems, Mr. White successfully grew the company's EMEA business through acquisitions and direct sales growth. He has also held senior management positions with AECOM (formerly EarthTech Engineering, a Tyco Company), Mobiletron Europe, and Motorola. Mr. White holds a Higher National Diploma in business studies, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and is a visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University in South Yorkshire, England.

Mr. Cruz joins AS&E from M.I.C. Industries, Inc., a leading provider of mobile manufacturing technologies. In nearly ten years with the company, Mr. Cruz held several management positions that included Vice President, International Marketing, and Director of Government Programs and Relations. His accomplishments included opening previously closed markets in Mexico and Brazil, generating critical first-time and repeat sales in the region, and significantly increasing military sales. Prior to his tenure with M.I.C. Industries, Mr. Cruz was the President and Executive Director of the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 20 years, retiring as a Colonel. Mr. Cruz holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Massachusetts.

About AS&E

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the trusted global provider of threat and contraband detection solutions for ports, borders, military, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, and aviation. With over 50 years of experience, AS&E offers proven, advanced, X-ray inspection systems to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration and trade fraud. AS&E systems are designed in a variety of configurations for cargo and vehicle inspection, parcel inspection, and personnel screening. Using a combination of technologies, these systems provide superior detection capabilities, with high-energy, dual-energy, and Z Backscatter X-rays. Learn more about AS&E products and technologies at

Safe Harbor Statement: The foregoing press release contains statements concerning AS&E's financial performance, markets and business operations that may be considered "forward-looking" under applicable securities laws. AS&E wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the following: significant reductions, delays or cancellations (in full or in part) in procurements of the Company's systems by the United States and other governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual property used by the Company; limitations under certain laws on the Company's ability to protect its own intellectual property; potential product liability claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and private organizations to fund purchases of the Company's products to address such threats; the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to accommodate any future growth; technical problems and other delays that could impact new product development and the Company's ability to adapt to changes in technology and customer requirements; competitive pressures; lengthy sales cycles both in United States government procurement and procurement abroad; future delays in federal funding, the market price of the company's stock prevailing from time to time, the nature of other investment opportunities presented to the company from time to time, the company's cash flows from operations and market and general economic conditions. These and certain other factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time. Readers are further advised to review the "Risk Factors" set forth in the Company's most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, which further detail and supplement the factors described in this Safe Harbor Statement. Among other disclosures, the Risk Factors disclose risks pertaining to that portion of the Company's business that is dependent on United States government contracting as well as international customers.

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