Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of Steve Pittari as Vice President of Research and Development

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE:PKE) announced the appointment of Steve Pittari as Vice President of Research and Development. In this new position, Mr. Pittari will report to Mark Esquivel, Vice President – Aerospace of Park Electrochemical Corp., and will oversee all of Park’s research and development activities. Mr. Pittari will continue in his role as Vice President of Program Management – Aerospace of Park Electrochemical Corp.

Mr. Pittari has been Vice President of Program Management – Aerospace of Park Electrochemical Corp. since June 2016. Previously, he was Vice President of Program Management of Park from November 2014, Vice President of Business Development of Park from April 2013 to November 2014 and Vice President – Aerospace of Park from June 2012 to April 2013 and President of the Company’s Park Aerospace Technologies Corp. aerospace advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies manufacturing and design business unit located in Newton, Kansas from March 2012 to April 2013. He joined Park Electrochemical Corp. in December 2010 as Director of OEM Program Management and was Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering of Park Electrochemical Corp. from January 2011 to March 2012. Prior to joining Park, Mr. Pittari was Chief Operating Officer of Sonostics, Inc., an early stage medical device manufacturing company, located in Binghamton, New York since April 2009. Prior to April 2009, Mr. Pittari held management positions with Sanmina-SCI Corporation, a leading electronics contract manufacturing services company. From June 2001 to April 2009, Mr. Pittari was Vice President and General Manager of Sanmina-SCI Owego; from January 1999 to June 2001, he was Managing Director of Sanmina Kuching; and from October 1996 to January 1999, he was Director of Operations of Sanmina Kuching. During the twelve years prior to 1996, Mr. Pittari held several positions with AMP-AKZO, Zycon Corporation and Photocircuits Corporation. Mr. Pittari received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York and a Master of Business Administration degree from San Jose State University.

Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures advanced composite materials, primary and secondary structures and assemblies and low-volume tooling for the aerospace markets and high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure, enterprise and military markets. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Kansas, Singapore, France, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains R&D facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore.

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Contact: Martina Bar Kochva 48 South Service Road Melville, NY 11747 (631) 465-3600

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