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PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORP. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT
KE WANG AS VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Melville, New York, Thursday, January 23, 2014… Park Electrochemical Corp.
(NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Dr. Ke Wang as Vice President of
Research and Development. Dr. Wang will report to Brian E. Shore, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Park Electrochemical Corp. In this capacity, Dr. Wang
will oversee all of Park’s research and development activities.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Wang was the Director of Research and Development of Park Electrochemical Corp. since May 2010; and from September 2006 to May 2010, he was the Technology Director of Park’s Nelco Products Pte. Ltd. business unit in Singapore. Prior to joining Nelco Products in Singapore in September 2006, Dr. Wang was a senior research engineer at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore from June 2003 to September 2006, a post doctorate visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Materials Technology at the University of Sydney in Australia from April 2001 to May 2003, a senior research engineer from 1996 to 2001 and a research engineer from 1990 to 1996 at the Institute of Resin Processing and Application, Qilu Petroleum Company in Shandong, China and an assistant lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Henan Normal University in Henan, China from July 1984 to August 1987. Dr. Wang is an inventor on several U.S. and foreign patent applications, and he has contributed to three books published in the United States, Korea and Australia and has written or contributed to over thirty journal papers. Dr. Wang received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Zhengzhou University in Zhengzhou, China, a Master of Science degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, and a Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China.
Brian Shore, Park’s President and CEO, said, “I am very pleased that Ke Wang has agreed to lead Park’s R & D efforts in the future, as I have very high regard for him. I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Greg Westphal for doing an outstanding job of leading Park’s R & D efforts over the last three years.”
Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies for the aerospace markets. Park’s core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry formulation and coating technology. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains R & D facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore.
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