Melville, New York, August 5, 2009......Park Electrochemical Corp.
(NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Mr. Anand Kathula as Vice
President of Engineering of its Park Aircraft Technologies Corp.
aircraft composite materials and technologies subsidiary in Newton,
Kansas. In this new position, Mr. Kathula will be responsible for all
the engineering aspects of the aircraft related activities and product
lines of Park Electrochemical Corp. and its subsidiaries. Mr. Kathula
will report to Tom Pursch, who is President of Park Aircraft
Mr. Kathula had been Technical Director, Structural Testing and
Materials at Epic Aircraft LLC in Bend, Oregon since August 2006 and
Lead Engineer for Composites and Adhesives at Columbia Aircraft
Manufacturing Corp., formerly The Lancair Company, from April 2001 to
August 2006. Previously, he had been a Process Engineer at Thermo-O-Coat
in Wichita, Kansas from July 2000 to April 2001 and a Research Assistant
at the National Institute for Aviation Research in Wichita, Kansas from
August 1996 to May 2000. Mr. Kathula received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gulbarga University in India and a
Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State
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 and parts principally for the aerospace markets.
Park’s core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry
formulation and coating technology. Park also specializes in the
manufacture of complex composite aircraft and space vehicle parts. The
Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, China,
France, Connecticut, Kansas, Arizona, California and Washington.
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