Astro-Med, Inc. Appoints Vice President and Corporate Controller

March 18, 2011

WEST WARWICK, RI, Mar 18, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) today announced that Erik J. Mancyak was appointed as Vice President and Corporate Controller by the Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2011.

Mr. Mancyak was appointed Corporate Controller in January of 2009 and earlier served as Astro-Med's Assistant Controller. Previously, Mr. Mancyak was Senior Treasury Analyst at American Power Conversion and was an auditor at the international accounting firm KPMG LLP.

Commenting on the appointment, Joseph P. O'Connell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer stated: "Erik has had a distinguished career at Astro-Med. He has successfully assumed various leadership roles and responsibilities in delivering quality financial services to the Astro-Med community and its stakeholders. His contributions to enhancing the financial close and reporting processes, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, especially Section 404 Internal Control Assessment, due diligence in the Company's acquisition initiatives as well as participation in Astro-Med's strategic planning process were exceptional. Erik's appointment to Vice President is in recognition of those notable accomplishments."

Mr. Mancyak holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rhode Island College and served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He currently resides in Richmond, RI with his wife, Stacey, and two daughters.

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) Test & Measurement, 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

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Joseph P. O'Connell
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Astro-Med, Inc.
Tel: 800-343-4039

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