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Ceradyne, Inc. Appoints Renowned Oil and Gas Technology Leader to Board of Directors


Costa Mesa, Calif.—Sept. 1, 2011—The Board of Directors of Ceradyne, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDN) unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Siegfried Müssig to the Board of Directors and to Ceradyne’s Technology Committee. Dr. Müssig adds a wealth of oil and gas exploration and production experience to Ceradyne’s efforts in developing advanced technical ceramic solutions for the industry.
Joel P. Moskowitz, Ceradyne Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented:  “The appointment of Dr. Siegfried Müssig as a member of the Ceradyne Board of Directors and a member of its Technology Committee represents Ceradyne’s continued focus on becoming a global corporation with a concentration on the development of advanced technical ceramic products for use in the exploration and recovery of oil and gas.  Dr. Müssig’s entire career has been dedicated to solving technical issues related to economical high-productivity wells worldwide.  I am proud to have Dr. Müssig as the newest member of the Ceradyne team.”
Dr. Müssig holds a Diploma and a PhD in Physics and Physical Chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Between 1982 and 2002 he held a number of technical and management positions at BEB Erdgas and Erdöl GmbH, Hannover, Germany. In 2002 he joined Shell Exploration and Production B.V., where he worked until 2005 as Smart Field Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and Africa operating from The Hague, the Netherlands, followed by a position as UGS Development Manager at Rohölaufsuchungs-Gesellschaft in Vienna, Austria between 2006 and 2008. Since 2008, Dr. Müssig worked as Manager, Well Technology for Maersk Oil, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ceradyne, Inc. is a global enterprise of vertically integrated manufacturing operations in North America, Canada, Europe, China, and India. Advanced technical ceramic components are produced for the most demanding applications in automotive/engine, oil & gas, nuclear power, industrial, medical, electronic and defense industries. Additional information about the Company can be found at


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