Measurement Specialties Announces Mark Thomson Wins Prestigious Virginia Business CFO Award

HAMPTON, Va., June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Measurement Specialties, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:MEAS), a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, announced today Mark Thomson, Company CFO, won the CFO Award in the Publicly Traded Company Category from Virginia Business.

For nine years, Virginia Business ( and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants ( (VSCPA) have teamed up to recognize CFOs work in Virginia. The prestigious Virginia CFO Awards program was developed to honor Chief Financial Officers or those holding equivalent positions whose ingenuity and dedication have led to success for their companies, their staff and their professional careers. More than 25 finalists and top winners were announced at the awards ceremony June 19 at the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond in the following categories: public company, small private company, large private company, small nonprofit and large nonprofit.

Frank Guidone, Company CEO commented, "I can't think of a more deserving CFO than Mark. Mark brings a unique blend of technical and big-picture skills that have proven invaluable at MEAS, particularly given our international complexity. Congratulations Mark!"

About Measurement Specialties: Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies – piezo-resistive silicon sensors, application-specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems ("MEMS"), piezoelectric polymers, foil strain gauges, force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive sensors, ultrasonic sensors and switches, optical sensors, negative thermal coefficient ("NTC") ceramic sensors, mechanical resonators and submersible hydrostatic level sensors – to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Mark Thomson, CFO (757) 766-4224Source:Measurement Specialties, Inc.