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Granite State Manufacturing Welcomes New Vice President

MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite State Manufacturing (GSM), an Allard Nazarian Group (ANG) Company and a leading concept-to-product manufacturing solutions provider for the defense, medical, semiconductor, and industrial market segments, is pleased to announce Douglas (Doug) Thomson has joined the company as Vice President. As a member of the GSM executive team, Thomson's responsibilities include leading Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning for the company as well as directing the company's government relations program.

Thomson is a business development and marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience in developing and launching a host of innovative products and programs to the defense, aerospace, security, electronics, and transportation markets. As the founder and Executive Vice President of Products for EcoDual, Inc. he recently led development of the company's proprietary dual fuel system for heavy truck engines.

Earlier in his career, Thomson served in areas of increasing responsibility at QinetiQ North America/Foster-Miller for 21 years, where he led domestic and international businesses including the development of advanced military equipment, physical security projects, body-borne electronics, and commercial aircraft safety technologies. His broad experience will assist in the growth and development of established and new GSM business segments.

ANG Chairman and CEO John Allard said, "We are very pleased to have Doug Thomson join us at Granite State Manufacturing. Doug brings to GSM a deep understanding of the nature of our business and a vision for our future growth. His unique experience in the successful design, development, and marketing of technical products and components strengthens our management team's capabilities and will accelerate the growth of our company."

"Given his impressive credentials, Doug's leadership will benefit our customers, prospects, and strategic business partners by offering a clear understanding and demonstrated expertise in our industry," said GSM President Glenn Lawton. "His strong record of results throughout his career will only help to further support our customer base and exceed our company goals."

Thomson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University. He will be based at GSM's headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire.

For more than 75 years, GSM has been providing integrated manufacturing services to some of the top companies in the world. As part of the company's expansion they are developing, manufacturing, and marketing new products including Equipois ZeroG® mechanical arms, CargoAlertsecurity products and the GSM 1000 unmanned helicopter.

CONTACT: PRESS CONTACT: David Costello 617.875.2492, david@risingtidemhd.comSource: Granite State Manufacturing