Ceradyne CEO Receives Prestigious ACerS Award

COSTA MESA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/09/12 -- Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) announced that Joel P. Moskowitz, the company's President and CEO, has received from the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) a Distinguished Life Membership Award in recognition of his service to the society and his role in promoting structural ceramics in both academic and commercial settings. The award, one of only three such awards given this year, was presented yesterday in Pittsburgh on the occasion of ACerS's 114th annual meeting.

For several years Moskowitz served on ACerS's President's Council of Industrial Advisors and more recently helped create the society's Ceramic Leadership Summit meeting series. He also played a role in supporting the International Federation on Ceramics and the International Commission on Glass. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Ceramic Society and the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers.

Moskowitz, who with a $5,000 investment co-founded Ceradyne in 1967, now heads a company with multiple research and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany and China. With annual sales of more than $500 million, Ceradyne is recognized as a vertically integrated leader in the development of advanced technical ceramics for consumer, industrial and commercial applications.

Since 1983 Moskowitz has sat on the board of trustees of Alfred University, from which he graduated with a B.S. in ceramic engineering in 1961. L. David Pye, a former ACerS president and Dean Emeritus of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, who has known Moskowitz since he was an undergraduate, characterized him as "one of the most successful ceramic engineers in modern times."

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 can be found at the Company's web site: www.ceradyne.com.

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