Ceramic Industry

Cole Named V.P. of Business Development for Ceradyne (posted 3/27/08)

March 27, 2008

Ceradyne, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Thomas A. Cole as corporate vice president Business Development. In this position, he will be responsible for a wide range of strategic duties, including acquisitions, strategic expansion and ad hoc corporate activities. Cole is the former chief executive officer of Minco, which Ceradyne acquired in 2007.

After receiving a bachelor’s of science degree with honors from New York State College of Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University in 1969, Cole received his master’s of business administration degree from the University of Buffalo in 1971. He then began a lifelong career in various technical ceramic-related senior management positions, including 18 years with Corning Inc./Corhart Refractories. He became chief executive officer (CEO) of Minco in 2000.

“Tom is just the guy we need to put together some of the opportunities we are working on,” said Joel P. Moskowitz, Ceradyne CEO. “Tom has long-term executive experience in technical ceramic situations requiring innovative solutions. As Ceradyne’s CEO, I am very pleased that Tom has accepted this position and am looking forward to working with him."

Additional information is available at www.ceradyne.com.