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Joining Technologies Announces Appointment of Michael Francoeur to Beacon Board of Directors

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Joining Technologies
17 Connecticut South Dr.
East Granby, CT, 06026

Press release date: October 16, 2012

Innovative leader to support mission of highlighting medical device manufacturing in CT

Joining Technologies, Inc., an innovator in industrial laser applications, announces that founder and CEO Michael Francoeur was recently elected to the board of directors of the Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium (BEACON), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and commercialization of medical technology.

In announcing the appointment, BEACON founder and president Joseph D. Bronzino PhD, PE, said, "Michael Francoeur is a well-known innovator who has been instrumental in the fabrication of products in both the aerospace and medical device domain. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the BEACON Board of Directors."

Mr. Francoeur founded Joining Technologies in 1992, with a vision of focusing on innovative laser welding, providing research and development, design assistance, production service and complete laser system solutions. Joining Technologies has nurtured several strategic alliances, most notably with Fraunhofer ILT, headquartered in Aachen, Germany. The company also offers expert electron beam welding services.

Dr. Bronzino added, "Michael Francoeur's unique ability has proven to be business vision. He has a strong track record as a successful entrepreneur in a fast changing business environment." BEACON is composed of Hartford, CT area academic, medical, and business organizations. It has a 12-year record of championing the medical device and medical device manufacturing industry, highlighting its benefits to state of Connecticut's economic wellbeing.

About Joining Technologies
Headquartered in East Granby, CT, Joining Technologies is an innovator in precision fusion processes, including laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration. The company's extraordinary engineering talent continues to develop economical solutions for joining metal components primarily in the medical device, sensors, aerospace, military, energy, and firearms industries. Joining Technologies has created a corporate culture that rewards innovation and teamwork, and continues to invest in infrastructure, making it the most highly evolved and reliable operation of its kind. For more information, call 1.800.266.1966, email or visit our Ask a Question page.

Kristin Nugent
McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
1-617-367-0100 ext. 148
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