Astro-Med, Inc. Appoints Gregory A. Woods as Chief Operating Officer

September 6, 2012

Sep 06, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced today that Gregory A. Woods was appointed as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Woods joins the company with a strong background in executive management within the electronics manufacturing sector. He previously served as President or CEO of several industrial electronics firms, including an electronic controls division of Danaher, the diversified global manufacturing company. In these roles, his strategic planning and managerial expertise led to significant domestic and international business growth.

"We are pleased to welcome Greg to Astro-Med," said Everett V. Pizzuti, President and CEO. "Greg is an experienced executive who brings with him a wealth of knowledge in strategic business planning and in management of industrial electronics firms. His talent in growing businesses through internal organic growth initiatives and in guiding them through the right strategic acquisitions will raise Astro-Med to a new level of growth and profitability." 

Mr. Woods graduated with a BA in Physics from Colgate University, a BE in Computer and Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth College, and received an MBA from the University of Rochester.

Mr. Woods is a member of several corporate boards and serves on the president's executive advisory board for the Association for Manufacturing Technology, which promotes high technology manufacturing in the United States.

Mr. Woods resides in Medfield, MA and is married with three 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 data acquisition systems. Astro-Med, Inc. products are sold under the brand names Astro-Med®, Grass® Technologies, and QuickLabel® 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® Index. Additional information is available by visiting

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