Ceradyne, Inc. has appointed David Reed, long-time Ceradyne vice president, to the newly created position of president of North American Operations. Reed most recently held the position of general manager of Advanced Ceramic Operations, and he will continue as a corporate vice president. Reed's new position gives him responsibility for all of North American Operations, including the Advanced Ceramic Operations in Costa Mesa, Irvine and San Diego, Calif.; the new plant in Lexington, Ky.; Ceradyne Thermo Materials in Scottdale, Ga.; and Ceradyne Semicon Associates in Lexington. Reed's focus has been and will continue to be the profitable growth of Ceradyne, with concentration on lightweight ceramic armor systems. Reed is a ceramic engineer and a graduate of Alfred University.
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