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SG Industries, Inc. Appoints Jon Kaplan as Company President


May 6, 2011 - Beverly, MA

SG Industries, Inc. (SGI) today announced the promotion of Jon Kaplan, the company's Vice President of Sales and Business Development, as the new President of SG Industries effective immediately.

"We are excited about turning over the operational leadership responsibility to Jon and look forward to benefiting from his ability to turn vision into reality," said Schuyler Glidden, CEO and Founder of SG Industries, Inc. "Jon's background and transformational leadership style will prove invaluable to our company as we continue to position ourselves for future growth and success."

"This is a very exciting time for SGI," said Kaplan. "I am looking forward to working with the entire organization to build on our positive momentum as we continue to establish ourselves as a leader in our chosen markets."

Kaplan, 40, will immediately transition out of his current role of Vice President of Sales and Business Development for SG Industries, Inc., a position he has held since November of 2007. Kaplan brings significant experience and success in sales and leadership positions in the global electronics industry. Spanning nearly 15 years, Kaplan's career includes successful roles in sales, sales management, and executive leadership with Amphenol Corporation and SG Industries.

About SG Industries, Inc.

SGI is a leading independent distributor of electronic components, based in Beverly, MA. SGI provides custom supply chain solutions to solve inequities in supply and demand within the manufacturing process for OEMs and EMS customers around the world. Over the past 15 years, SGI has contributed millions of dollars in revenue to our customers by supplying components in a timely manner to finish critical, time sensitive builds. SGI also provides a relief value for inventory "over supply" issues through direct purchase. This enables our customers to free up capital which can then be deployed to operations anywhere around the globe. With offices in the United States, Mexico, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines, SGI provides around the clock service and support. An intense focus on quality control has earned SGI the respect of our industry with multiple awards and certifications, including Top Ten Independent Distributor, as ranked by Purchasing Magazine. Other certifications include AS5553, ISO-9001:2008, and ESD S20.20 - 2007. Our processes and systems have been approved and utilized by Lockheed, Raytheon, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Danaher, Ford Motor Company, Flextronics, and Foxconn, among others.

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