April 02, 2012 at 07:30 AM EDT
Ceradyne, Inc. Appoints Robert M. Miller Ceradyne Vice President Acquisitions and Corporate Development

COSTA MESA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/02/12 -- Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) announced the appointment of Robert M. Miller as Ceradyne Vice President Acquisitions and Corporate Development. Miller joined Ceradyne in 2009 after the acquisition of the military helmet manufacturer Diaphorm Technologies, LLC of Salem, New Hampshire where he served as General Manager.

In his new position, Miller will identify new strategic partnerships, advanced technology ventures, and acquisitions to accelerate corporate growth. While reporting directly to Joel Moskowitz, CEO, Miller will work with Ceradyne worldwide leadership to prioritize and screen opportunities.

Miller holds a BE, Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo. His skills and experience include advanced materials and composites, engineering, strategic planning, cross-functional team leadership and new business development.

Joel P. Moskowitz, Ceradyne chief executive officer, commented: "Bob is a senior technology-driven executive. His success at Diaphorm and Ceradyne's recently announced receipt of the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) award demonstrate his results oriented culture. Strategic acquisitions are an integral part of the 'Ceradyne $1 Billion' strategy, and Bob is just the man to lead this effort."

About Ceradyne, Inc.
Ceradyne develops, manufactures, and markets advanced technical ceramic products and components for defense, industrial, energy, automotive/diesel, and commercial applications.

In many high performance applications, products made of advanced technical ceramics meet specifications that similar products made of metals, plastics or traditional ceramics cannot achieve. Advanced technical ceramics can withstand extremely high temperatures, combine hardness with light weight, are highly resistant to corrosion and wear, and often have excellent electrical capabilities, special electronic properties and low friction characteristics. Additional information about the Company can be found at http://www.ceradyne.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Ceradyne that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "plans," "expects," "intends," "future," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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