SOURCE: IEC Electronics

IEC Electronics

February 13, 2015 08:30 ET

Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum Appointed CEO of IEC Electronics Corp.

NEWARK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2015) - IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE MKT: IEC) today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Jeffrey T. Schlarbaum to the office of President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Schlarbaum, age 48, served as IEC Electronic's President from October 2010 to February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Schlarbaum served as the Company's Executive Vice President and President of Contract Manufacturing from October 2008 to October 2010, Executive Vice President from November 2006 to October 2008, and Vice President, Sales & Marketing from May 2004 to November 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Schlarbaum served in senior management roles with various contract manufacturing companies including Plexus Corp. Mr. Schlarbaum holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Jeff Schlarbaum, CEO of IEC Electronics Corp., stated, "I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead IEC's revitalization efforts to return this Company back to its industry leading performance. During my previous tenure at IEC, the Company's success was a result of formulating a new strategy to differentiate IEC from its peers in the contract manufacturing industry, affecting a new leadership philosophy and leveraging a high quality, dedicated workforce. IEC became a star, receiving accolades from, among others, Forbes, who named the Company among its list of top 10 Best U.S. Small Companies two consecutive years from 2011 - 2012. I am eager to lead the dedicated workforce of IEC to deliver on the Company's mission of 'Absolutely, Positively, Perfect and On-Time'."

Jeremy Nowak, recently appointed Chairman of IEC Electronics Corp., commented, "During Jeff's tenure, the Company experienced significant sales growth of over 500% simultaneously achieving some of the industry's highest profit levels. Jeff was respected by customers and employees alike. Since his departure, the Company lost its way, but with an entirely new Board of Directors and Jeff now in the CEO role, we look forward to working hard on behalf of our customers and shareholders to return the company to world-class stature."

About IEC Electronics
IEC Electronics Corporation is a premier provider of electronic manufacturing services ("EMS") to advanced technology companies primarily in the military and aerospace, medical, industrial and communications sectors. The Company specializes in the custom manufacture of high reliability, complex circuit boards, system level assemblies, a wide array of custom cable and wire harness assemblies, precision metal products, and advanced research and testing services. As a full service EMS provider, IEC is a world-class ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 and ISO13485 certified company. The AS9100 certification enables IEC to serve the military and commercial aerospace markets. The ISO13485 certification supports the quality requirements of medical device markets. The Company is also AC7120 Nadcap accredited for electronics manufacturing to support the most stringent quality requirements of the aerospace industry, as well as ITAR registered and NSA approved under the COMSEC standard. Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories (DRTL), the Company's newest business unit, is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory specializing in the testing and detection of counterfeit electronic parts, as well as component risk mitigation and advanced failure analysis. IEC Electronics is headquartered in Newark, NY (outside of Rochester) and also has operations in Rochester, NY, Albuquerque, NM and Bell Gardens, CA. Additional information about IEC can be found on its web site at www.iec-electronics.com.

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This release contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made in reliance upon the protections provided by such Acts for forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements (such as when the Company describes what it "believes", "expects", or "anticipates" will occur, and other similar statements) include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future sales and operating results, future prospects, the capabilities and capacities of business operations, any financial or other guidance and all statements that are not based on historical fact, but rather reflect the Company's current expectations concerning future results and events. Forward-looking statements in this filing include those regarding: (a) the Company's financial statements; (b) adjustments to the Company's periodic reports, restatements of prior period financial statements; (c) the timing of remediation activities related to the material weaknesses in the Company's internal controls over financial reporting; and (d) the expected impact of the restatement on available borrowings. The ultimate correctness of these forward-looking statements is dependent upon a number of known and unknown risks and events and is subject to various uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to be different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these statements. Factors that could cause actual future results and the Adjustments' quantitative effect to differ from those estimated in this release include, among others, the risk that additional information may arise during the completion of the Company's work on the restatement, the Company's independent auditor's review of the restated financial statements, the Company's ability to successfully remediate identified control deficiencies, M&T not waiving any defaults caused by the Adjustments, litigation and governmental investigations or proceedings arising out of or related to accounting and financial reporting matters, other subsequent events, as well as other factors described elsewhere in this Form 8-K and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K under the heading "Risk Factors" under Item 1A, for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The following important factors, among others, could affect future results and events, causing those results and events to differ materially from those views expressed or implied in the Company's forward-looking statements: business conditions and growth or contraction in the Company's customers' industries, the electronic manufacturing services industry and the general economy; variability of the Company's operating results; the Company's ability to control its material, labor and other costs; the Company's dependence on a limited number of major customers; the potential consolidation of the Company's customer base; availability of component supplies; dependence on certain industries; variability and timing of customer requirements; technological, engineering and other start-up issues related to new programs and products; uncertainties as to availability and timing of governmental funding for the Company's customers; the types and mix of sales to the Company's customers; the Company's ability to assimilate acquired businesses and to achieve the anticipated benefits of such acquisitions; unforeseen product failures and the potential product liability claims that may be associated with such failures; the availability of capital and other economic, business and competitive factors affecting the Company's customers, the Company's industry and business generally; failure or breach of the Company's information technology systems; natural disasters; and other factors that the Company may not have currently identified or quantified. Additional risks and uncertainties resulting from the restatement of the Company's financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on July 3, 2013 and in the Company's Form 10-Q/A filed on the same date are described in detail in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 filed with the SEC on November 25, 2014 (the "2014 Form 10-K"). Any one or more of such risks and uncertainties could have a material adverse effect on the Company or the value of its common stock. For a further list and description of various risks, relevant factors and uncertainties that could cause future results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements, see Part I including "Risk Factors," and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections in the 2014 Form 10-K and the Company's subsequently filed SEC reports.

The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. All forward looking statements are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements.

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