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Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of Vice President of Engineering of Its Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. Subsidiary.

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Park Electrochemical electrochemical /elec·tro·chem·i·cal/ (-kem´i-k'l) pertaining to interaction or interconversion of chemical and electrical energies.

 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 Newton is a city in and the county seat of Harvey County, Kansas, United States. The population was 17,190 at the 2000 census. Newton is located 20 miles (30 km) north of Wichita and is included in the Wichita metropolitan statistical area (MSA). . 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 Technologies Corp.

Mr. Kathula had been Technical Director, Structural Testing and Materials at Epic Aircraft Epic Aircraft is a general aviation aircraft manufacturer in Bend, Oregon. They currently offer one certified model, and four experimental models.

In September 2007, Indian billionaire Dr. Vijay Mallya joined Epic as a strategic partner.
 LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
 in Bend, Oregon Bend is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. The name Bend was derived from "Farewell Bend," the designation used by early pioneers to refer to the location along the Deschutes River where the town eventually was platted, one of the few fordable points along the  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 Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science

bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
 degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gulbarga University in India and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the city of Wichita, Kansas. WSU is one of six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. The current President is Dr. Donald Beggs. .

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.

Additional corporate information is available on the Company's web site at
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Date:Aug 5, 2009
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