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ATS: Advanced Technology Services Appoints Joe Pycz, Vice President of Operations

Peoria, Ill. (March 12, 2008) - Advanced Technology Services, Inc., (ATS), the industry leader in managed services for production equipment maintenance, IT infrastructure support and industrial parts repair for manufacturers, today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Pycz to the position of Vice President of Operations.

Joe joins ATS with more than 30 years experience in operations and management. He brings in-depth knowledge of strategic analysis and planning, corporate restructuring, lean manufacturing, global best practices, and experience with new plant start-ups and will serve as a key contributor in furthering the company's success. He will be responsible for customer site service delivery and related support operations.

"We are delighted to welcome Joe, who brings a wealth of expertise, to the ATS leadership team", said Jeffrey Owens, President of ATS. "His knowledge and leadership skills will prove invaluable as we continue to advance our mission to make factories run better for our customers."

Most recently Joe served 12 years as President and CEO at ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft, LLC, in Danville, Illinois where he was responsible for operations and management. He successfully led and managed the company's growth from two plants with annual revenues of $35 million to four locations with annual revenues near $350 million. Prior to ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft, Joe was Plant Manager at Wyman-Gordon Company where he was responsible for the total P&L of the $35 million facility and 450 staff.

About ATS:
ATS makes factories run better. Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) improves productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected manufacturers through the managed services of production equipment maintenance, information technology and spare parts repair. Founded in 1985, ATS employs over 2,200 people across the US and is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Greenville, SC, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the ATS Web site at

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