SOURCE: Ceradyne, Inc.

Ceradyne, Inc.

September 02, 2011 07:30 ET

Ceradyne, Inc. Elects Renowned Oil and Gas Leader Dr. Siegfried Mussig to Its Board of Directors

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2011) - At a recent meeting of Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) Board of Directors, Dr. Siegfried Müssig was unanimously elected to its Board of Directors and the company's Technology Committee.

Joel P. Moskowitz, Ceradyne's chairman and chief executive officer, commented: "The appointment of Dr. Siegfried Müssig as a member of the Ceradyne Board of Directors and a member of its Technology Committee represents Ceradyne's continued focus on becoming a global corporation with a concentration on the development of advanced technical ceramic products for use in the exploration and recovery of oil and gas. Prior to joining Ceradyne, Dr. Müssig played a vital role in the PetroCeram® development. We continue to be encouraged by the performance of our PetroCeram® ceramic sand screen in the severe conditions in the North Sea for both oil and gas recovery. Dr. Müssig's entire career has been dedicated to solving technical issues related to economical high-productivity wells worldwide. I am proud to have Dr. Müssig as the newest member of the Ceradyne team."

Dr. Müssig holds a Diploma and a PhD in Physics and Physical Chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Between 1982 and 2002, he held a number of technical and management positions at BEB Erdgas and Erdöl GmbH, Hanover, Germany. In 2002, he joined Shell Exploration and Production B.V., where he worked until 2005 as Smart Field Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and Africa operating from The Hague, the Netherlands, followed by a position as UGS Development Manager at Rohölaufsuchungs-Gesellschaft in Vienna, Austria between 2006 and 2008. Since 2008, Dr. Müssig worked as Manager, Well Technology for Maersk Oil, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr. Müssig fills the vacancy due to the recent resignation of Dr. Bill LaCourse for personal reasons.

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

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