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AETI CEO Charles Dauber Discusses Global Energy Challenges on The EnergyMakers Show

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles Dauber, president and chief executive officer of American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI), a leading global supplier of power delivery solutions for the energy industry, recently appeared on The EnergyMakers Show to discuss the challenges facing the global energy market. To see Dauber's interview please visit: http://bit.ly/PLihzh.

The EnergyMakers Show is a weekly video podcast/broadcast featuring interviews with energy industry thought leaders, innovators and public policy makers as they discuss challenges and solutions to the world's rapidly increasing thirst for energy. The EnergyMakers Show is sponsored by NRG Energy and is an outgrowth of The BusinessMakers Show, a show that champions entrepreneurship and innovation.

"The EnergyMakers Show plays an important role in fostering discussions on the key challenges the global energy market is facing," said Dauber. "I appreciated the opportunity to share with viewers how AETI enables the global energy industry to meet those challenges through use of our power delivery solutions, helping to meet growing energy demand."

The EnergyMakers Show is hosted by Paul Dickerson, a recognized leader and public speaker on issues of clean tech and energy efficiency. He served as chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) from 2006 until 2008, where he oversaw the EERE's $1.8 billion budget and helped move alternative and renewable energy technologies from the "vision" stage to real-world development. He also served as chief of staff for the United States and Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI) is a leading global provider of power delivery solutions to the energy industry. AETI offers M&I Electric™ power distribution and control products, electrical services, and E&I Construction services, as well as American Access Technologies zone enclosures, and Omega Metals custom fabrication services. South Coast Electric Systems L.L.C., a subsidiary, services Gulf Coast marine and vessel customers

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global sales, support and manufacturing operations in Beaumont, Texas, Keystone Heights, Florida and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In addition, AETI has minority interests in three joint ventures in Xian, China, Singapore and Macae, Brazil. AETI's SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning anticipated future demand for our products, international expansion, and other future plans and objectives. While the Company believes that such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such future revenues, profits, plans and objectives will be achieved on the schedule or in the amounts indicated. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those listed in Item 1A of the Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2012. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future events make it clear that any of the projected results expressed or implied herein will not be realized.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Ward Creative Communications for American Electric Technologies, Inc. Molly LeCronier mlecronier@wardcc.com 713-869-0707 Investor Contacts: American Electric Technologies, Inc. 713-644-8182 investorrelations@aeti.comSource:American Electric Technologies, Inc.