August 01, 2016 08:00 ET

Ohio-Based AMETEK Businesses Create $25,000 Scholarship Fund for the Ohio State University

OSU Engineering and Business Schools Benefit From Leadership Award to Prestolite Power and Solidstate Controls

BERWYN, PA--(Marketwired - August 01, 2016) - AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, has donated $25,000 to a scholarship fund created for the Ohio State University's College of Engineering and the Max M. Fisher College of Business in honor of the late Helmut Friedlaender, who served on AMETEK's Board of Directors for more than 50 years.

The donation was made on behalf of the AMETEK Power Systems and Instruments Division (PSID), which was recently recognized by AMETEK with the Helmut N. Friedlaender Leadership Award. The award is presented annually to an AMETEK Divisional Management Team that has demonstrated outstanding performance against specific leadership objectives.

In addition to the award, AMETEK donates $25,000 on behalf of the winning division to an academic institution or university of its choice. Two PSID business units -- Prestolite Power of Troy, OH, and Solidstate Controls of Columbus, OH -- agreed to donate the award to the Ohio State University.

The two businesses, along with other units in the Division, were recognized for improvements they have made over the past year "in identifying and developing potential leaders and in focusing on diversity and inclusion in hiring and promotion," according to John Ely, Marketing Manager for Solidstate Controls.

"We are very proud of our division's accomplishments and even more pleased to use this donation to contribute to the education of the future business and engineering leaders," comments Jim Lichtenberg, Business Manager for Prestolite Power.

The $25,000 scholarship fund check was presented by AMETEK Division Vice President George Ardolino to Vera Fosnot, Ohio State University Industry Liaison Director, during a ceremony at Solidstate Control's headquarters in Columbus.

About AMETEK Solidstate Controls:
Solidstate Controls is a recognized leader in highly customized inverters and UPS systems for critical processes involving harsh environments such as power generation and petrochemical processing (including fossil fuel and nuclear power utilities). Solidstate Controls has administrative and manufacturing operations in Columbus. For additional information, visit:

About AMETEK Prestolite Power
Prestolite Power offers the industry's broadest range of industrial motive power chargers and is the only industrial battery charger provider able to custom tailor a system that combines the full range of conventional, opportunity and rapid charging solutions. For additional information, visit:

Corporate Profile
Both Solidstate Controls and Prestolite Power are business units with the Power Systems and Instruments Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion.

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