SOURCE: Sutron Corporation

Sutron Corporation

August 11, 2011 13:00 ET

Sutron Announces Board Changes

STERLING, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a world-leading provider of hydrological, meteorological and oceanic monitoring products, systems, software and services, announced the resignation of Robert F. Roberts, Jr. as a Board member and the appointment of John F. DePodesta, Larry C. Linton and Ashish H. Raval as new Board members effective August 2, 2011.

"We regret losing Bob Roberts as a Board member," said Raul McQuivey, CEO of Sutron. "Bob came on our Board in 2003 and he immediately assisted in helping us find a new banking partner. We will miss his leadership on the Board. We are pleased to add John DePodesta, Larry Linton and Ashish Raval as new directors. Each new director brings valuable skills and experience to our Board and will be helpful in shaping our strategic direction and growth."

John DePodesta was a co-founder of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. ("Primus") and served as a Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Corporate Development Officer and Secretary from 1994 to 2010. Mr. DePodesta served as the Chairman of the Board of Iron Road Railways Incorporated, which he co-founded in 1994. He has served as Senior Vice President, Law and Public Policy, of Genesis Health Ventures, Inc. He has served as "of counsel" to the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. DePodesta began his career as the General Counsel of Consolidated Rail Corporation and General Counsel - Reorganization for the Penn Central Trustees. Since 1994, he has served on the Board of Directors of Educational Credit Management Corporation and the Boards of its subsidiaries. Mr. DePodesta holds a BA from Harvard College and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Larry Linton founded Landa, Inc. in 1969 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Land until its sale in 1999. He is currently the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Water Tech Industries, a drinking water equipment manufacturing company, located in Carrollton, Texas. Larry began his career with First National Bank of Oregon as a Credit Officer and Commercial Loan officer. Linton is a current member of the Brigham Young University ("BYU") President's Leadership Council. He is a past President of the Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Larry earned a B.S. in Business Management from BYU and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Ashish Raval is currently a Senior Vice President of Sutron Corporation, managing the Integrated Systems Division (ISD). Since joining the Company as an Applications Engineer in 1996, he has held positions with increasing responsibility. He was promoted to Vice President of ISD in 2001 and to Senior Vice President in 2010. Mr. Raval began his career as an instrumentation engineer with Walk, Haydel & Associates, a Dames & Moore Company. Mr. Raval has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering specializing in Control Systems from University Of New Orleans.

Sutron has determined that Mr. DePodesta and Mr. Linton meet the independence requirements of Nasdaq. The appointment of the three new board members increases the size of the Board of Directors to 7 members.

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