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CeramTec North America Corp. - Laurens, SC

Original Press Release

Ceramtec North America is Pleased to Announce That Mark Duchnak has Joined Us as National Sales Manager.

Press release date: Aug 04, 2008

August 4, 2008 - Laurens, SC. "We are proud to welcome Mark to the CeramTec team and are excited by the years of knowledge and experience he brings to CeramTec," said Michael Mueller, CeramTec's President.

Before joining CeramTec, Mark worked for 7 years with Morgan Advanced Ceramics, Inc., as Sales and Business Development Manager. While at Morgan, he was responsible for sales of wear resistant glass for bar code scanners and diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings into various markets including high performance racing, medical and scientific instrumentation.

Previous to working with Morgan, Mr. Duchnak was District Sales Manager with Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties, Inc. At Martin Marietta, Mark managed a sales team to grow refractory sales in the Southeastern sales territory. Mark was also awarded a patent along with two colleagues for the development of a closed loop foamy slag system.

Mark is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS degree in Ceramic Engineering and a MBA degree in Business Administration.

CeramTec (www2.ceramtec.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of CeramTec AG and a leading manufacturer of high-tech, custom-engineered ceramic solutions, including hermetic components with the Ceramaseal trademark. CeramTec products are used in a wide variety of applications, including automotive, military/aerospace, electronic and electrical, structural, hermetic, functional, and mechanical. From its North America facility in Laurens, SC, the company manufactures and distributes CeramTec s ceramic products, including piezoceramics, hermetically sealed components, faucet control discs, pump parts, electronic and electrical application ceramics, substrates, nozzles, ceramic armor, ceramic cutting tools, and others. CTNA maintains QS-9001:2000.