Servotronics Announces New Director
1110 Maple Street ¨ P.O. Box 300 ¨ Elma, New York 14059-0300 ¨ 716-655-5990 ¨ FAX 716-655-6012
January 27, 2015
SERVOTRONICS, INC. APPOINTS DECORATED UNITED STATES NAVY COMMANDER AND RESERVE F/A-18 PILOT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Elma, NY – Servotronics, Inc. (NYSE MKT– SVT) announces the appointment of Rigel D. Pirrone, a Reserve Navy Commander and Executive Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 204, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Pirrone brings over 15 years of leadership experience in the United States Navy, including two deployments aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln where he served as a Landing Signal Officer and Forward Air Controller Airborne. His extensive experience includes assignments as a squadron Division Officer, Department Head, instructor pilot, and member of the F/A-18 Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Pirrone has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours across six air platforms including the F/A-18A-D Hornet and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and he has extensive experience in the quality, maintenance, and safety requirements associated with the motion control subsystems that incorporate the Company’s product line.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Executive Team, I would like to welcome Rigel D. Pirrone to Servotronics,” said Company President Kenneth D. Trbovich. “We are excited to welcome such a talented and well-rounded leader to our Board and we are confident that his insight, experience, and expertise will provide the Board with another beneficial perspective on financial, operational and strategic matters.”
As an Executive Officer and former Operations, Maintenance, Administrative, Safety, and Training Department Head in a Strike Fighter Squadron, Mr. Pirrone has years of experience with the direct leadership of organizations exceeding 200 employees, the administration of multimillion dollar budgets and budget auditing functions, and the oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. A native of western New York, Mr. Pirrone holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University’s School of Engineering where he participated in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Naval Graduate from Advanced Flight Training and a graduate of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) Adversary Course. Mr. Pirrone is the recipient of numerous medals and awards including two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and a Humanitarian Service Medal.
Servotronics, Inc. is composed of two groups – the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and the Consumer Products Group (CPG). The ATG primarily designs, develops and manufactures servo control and other components for various commercial and government applications (i.e., aircraft, jet engines, missiles, manufacturing equipment, etc.). The CPG designs and manufactures cutlery, bayonets, machetes and combat, survival, sporting, agricultural, and pocket knives for both commercial and government applications.
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