Astro-Med, Inc. Elects Vice Presidents as Part of Strategic Growth Plan

03/23/2010

WEST WARWICK, RI, Mar 23, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announces the appointment of three vice presidents. According to the Company, each vice presidency is a newly-created position within the company, and is intended to provide additional decision-making authority to each department. Under the Company's Three-Year Strategic Business Plan, additional leaders were to be identified from within the company and empowered to support growth goals.

The new appointments are Thomas W. Carll, appointed as Vice President and Worldwide Sales Director of Astro-Med Test & Measurement and Astro-Med Ruggedized Products, Eileen D. Millar, appointed as Vice President and Manager of Operations of Grass Technologies, and Eric E. Pizzuti, appointed as Vice President and Worldwide Sales Director of QuickLabel Systems.

Albert W. Ondis, Chairman and CEO, commented on the new appointments, saying "Each of the individuals recently appointed as Vice President of Astro-Med, Inc. have long tenures with the Company and established track records of leadership within our organization. It is gratifying to see the Astro-Med, Inc. Management team so fully-equipped to take our corporation into the future."

Thomas C. Carll Appointed Vice President and Worldwide Sales Director of Astro-Med Test & Measurement and Ruggedized Products

Thomas W. Carll joined Astro-Med, Inc. in 1989. Previously, Mr. Carll was a Product Manager and National Sales Manager of the Astro-Med Test & Measurement product group, and later also of Astro-Med ruggedized products, a product family which has generated over USD $140,000,000 in contracts since 2004 for ToughWriter ruggedized airborne printers and other Ruggedized Products used in commercial and military applications since 2004. Mr. Carll holds a BSEE from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from Bryant University. He currently resides in Warwick, RI with his wife and child.

Eileen D. Millar Appointed Vice President and Manager of Operations of Grass Technologies

Eileen D. Millar joined Grass Technologies in 1981. She originally oversaw Production Control and was subsequently appointed Purchasing Manager and later Manager of Operations for the Grass Technologies factory. Ms. Millar was instrumental in establishing the first ERP system used to manage Grass Technologies integrated logistics. She was also influential in bringing about the Company's achievement of ISO 13485:2003 compliance, MDD 93/42/EDD Annex VI compliance, and FDA GMP compliance certifications for Grass Technologies products manufactured in the Rockland, MA factory. Ms. Millar holds a BA in French and Education from Queens College of New York. She currently lives in Weymouth, MA.

Eric E. Pizzuti Appointed Vice President and Worldwide Sales Director of QuickLabel Systems

Eric E. Pizzuti joined Astro-Med, Inc. in 1996 and became Product Manager of the QuickLabel Systems digital label printer systems and labels and inks product line in 1998. He was appointed Worldwide Sales Director in 2006. During his tenure, QuickLabel Systems annual sales revenue grew from USD $10.8 million to USD $33 million, and the brand launched several key products, including label printers which utilize color thermal transfer, electrophotographic, and inkjet label printing technologies. Mr. Pizzuti holds an MBA from the Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, a J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School, and a BA in Economics from Boston College. He currently resides in Barrington, RI with his wife and two children.

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty high tech printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement instruments. Astro-Med, Inc. products are sold under the brand names Astro-Med(R), Grass(R) Technologies and QuickLabel(R) Systems and are employed around the world in a wide range of aerospace, medical, military, industrial, and packaging applications. Astro-Med, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap(R) Index. Additional information is available by visiting www.Astro-MedInc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY2009 annual report and its quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Albert W. Ondis, CEO
Joseph P. O'Connell, CFO
Astro-Med, Inc.
(401) 828-4000
www.Astro-Medinc.com

SOURCE: Astro-Med, Inc.

http://www.astro-medinc.com/

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