Meggitt Sensing Systems hires Director of Research and Development for Wilcoxon Research Products

Germantown, MD -- Meggitt Sensing System (MSS), the manufacturer of industry-leading
accelerometers and vibration sensing products, announced today that it has hired
Dr. Christopher McLean as the Director of Research and Development for Wilcoxon Research
products. Dr. McLean brings 15 years of product development experience to the dynamic
Wilcoxon Research team.

Dr. McLean will drive research and development activities with the objective of establishing new
product lines and incorporating breakthrough technology consistent with MSS objectives. He will also
be a key contributor to business development initiatives, which include the securing of government
and other externally funded leading-edge development programs.

Having previous experience with Wilcoxon Research products, Dr. Mclean was the founder of a high
tech company Techkor, which in the 1990s developed a wireless digital vibration sensor using a
Wilcoxon Research sensing element. "Chris has an impressive technical background and direct
experience in the industrial sensor market that will enable us to advance our product offerings
significantly" said Derek Carbin, General Manager of Wilcoxon Research products. "He has
demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial skills that will be applied to the development of new and
exciting 21st century Wilcoxon products."

Joining Meggitt Sensing Systems from Phoenix Contact where he served as the Group Leader of its
Electronic Development, Global Products Department, Dr. McLean was responsible for leading
internal and external multidisciplinary product development teams through the development process
from concept to production. His experiences include design of analog and digital circuitry, mixedsignal,
wireless electronic systems, and various industrial sensors. Dr. McLean holds a PhD, Master
of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Since 1999, Wayne Zavis has led the development of the Wilcoxon Research product line and
contract engineering programs; first as Principal Engineer until 2004, then as the Director of Research
and Development. Wayne will take his experience to Meggitt, San Juan Capistrano where he
assumes a new role as Director of Applied Research and Technology for MSS, North America. He
will be responsible for managing and administrating intellectual property, as well as identifying and
evaluating new technologies that can advance MSS products. Mr. Zavis has previous experience
with MSS, San Juan Capistrano when he worked for Endevco (now MSS) from 1984 to1990.
Endevco is a global leader in the design and manufacture of dynamic instrumentation for vibration,
shock and pressure measurements.

Meggitt Sensing Systems offers employees a diverse, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with a
wide array of opportunities for career development and advancement. Learn more about employment
opportunities in its Germantown, Maryland, facility at

To learn more about Meggitt's Wilcoxon Research product line, or the pledge of Total Lower Cost of
Ownership, visit, call 800-WILCOXON, or email

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