MELVILLE, N.Y.-- Sept. 22, 2006--Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Martin ("Marty") Choate as Product Director of Park Electrochemical Corp. In this position, Mr. Choate will be responsible for management of a portion of the company's advanced composites materials. He will coordinate product development activities from research and development through product commercialization. He will be working with Jon Spiegel and Dave Dahlquist, who are also Product Directors for the company, and will report to Tony DiGaudio, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Park.
Mr. Choate joins Park after 26 years experience in the electronics and advanced substrate materials industry. Most recently, he was a Senior Business Scientist for Ablestik Laboratories, a subsidiary of National Starch and Chemical Company, concentrating on thermoset underfill adhesion products. His prior experience includes over 12 years with Cytec-Fiberite as a Senior Product Development Chemist. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology, from Central Michigan University.
Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials (the Nelco® product line) and advanced composite materials (the Nelcote(TM) product line) principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure, high-end computing and aerospace markets. Park's core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry formulation and coating technology. The Company's manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, China, France, Connecticut, New York, Arizona and California.
Additional corporate information is available on the Company's website at www.parkelectro.com
James W. Kelly,
Park Electrochemical Corp.,