EaglePicher Technologies, LLC

June 12, 2006 17:42 ET

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC Names Two to Vice President Roles

JOPLIN, MO--(CCNMatthews - June 12, 2006) -

New Leaders to Have Profit and Loss Responsibility

Steve Westfall, President of EaglePicher Technologies, LLC today announced that John Bennett has been named Vice President and General Manager, Defense Products and Ron Nowlin has been named Vice President and General Manager, Space, Distributed Products, Boron and Product Development. Both will have profit and loss responsibility for their respective businesses.

John Bennett has spent almost his entire career with EaglePicher, starting as a Project Engineer in the Thermal Department in 1984. Since then he has taken on a variety of assignments including Thermal Quality Assurance Manager in 1987, Thermal Production Manager in 1991, Rangeline Facility Manager in 1997, Manager Strategic Programs in 2002 and Director, Defense Programs in 2003. John has a B.S. degree in physics from Central Missouri State University.

In his new position John will have responsibility for Defense Products at EaglePicher Technologies facilities in Joplin, Missouri and Vancouver, Canada.

Ron Nowlin began his career at EaglePicher in 1996 as a Contracts Administrator. That same year he was named Contracts Manager, and in 1999 became Battery Packaging Manager. Later he became the Plant Accountant and then became responsible for both accounting and finance for the Precision Products Department. He became Director of Commercial Products in 2002 and Director of the Specialty Materials Group in 2003. In 2005 he was name Director of Product Development and Power Solutions. Ron spent twelve years with Kreeger Enterprises, Inc working his way up to Area Manager before joining EaglePicher. He holds a B.S. Degree from Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He holds a US Patent "Battery Charger and Charge Control System" Patent Number: US 6,518,726 B1; Dated: February 11, 2003.

In his new position he will have responsibility for Boron Products, Space Products, Distributed Products, and Product Development.

Both Mr. Bennett and Mr. Nowlin are located in Joplin, Missouri, EaglePicher's premier U.S. location for its Defense and Space Business and the divisional headquarters for EaglePicher Technologies. Both report directly to Mr. Westfall.

For more information about EaglePicher products, access www.eaglepicher.com.

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of EaglePicher Incorporated, has facilities in Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Canada. The operating group develops and markets advanced high-reliability power systems and associated electronics for government, space and commercial applications. It also processes Boron isotopes and anticancer pharmaceutical ingredients. Areas of global focus include telecommunications, medical, nuclear power plants, space, defense, environmental, semiconductors and pharmaceutical/biotech.

EaglePicher Incorporated, founded in 1843 is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of innovative, advanced technology and industrial products and services for space, defense, environmental, automotive, medical, filtration, pharmaceutical, nuclear power, semiconductor and commercial applications worldwide. The company has 3,900 employees and operates more than 30 plants in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany. Additional information on the company is available on the Internet at www.eaglepicher.com.

This release contains statements which, to the extent that they are not recitations of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include any statements about future business operations, financial performance or market conditions. Such forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in Eagle-Picher Holding's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

EaglePicher™ is a trademark of EaglePicher Incorporated.


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