Chromalloy Appoints Aircraft Engine Industry Veteran Will Zmyndak to Lead Operations at Orangeburg, N.Y.

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., August 3, 2011 – Chromalloy announced today that it has appointed a new Director of Operations at the company’s Orangeburg, N.Y., advanced coating and repair operation.

Will Zmyndak, a long-time aviation industry veteran with significant turbine airfoil, coating and casting experience, will lead manufacturing activities as the operation continues to focus on innovation and development of new protective barrier coatings for gas turbine engines and advanced repairs for engine components.

In addition Zmyndak will support further development of Chromalloy’s industrial gas turbine technology strategy and activities.

“Chromalloy is pleased to welcome Will and we look forward to benefitting from his operational, manufacturing and aftermarket expertise in turbine engines,” said Dennis Orzel, Vice President and General Manager, Coating and Hot Section Repairs.

Zmyndak joins the company from Barnes Aerospace Aftermarket, a unit of Barnes Group Inc., where he was Vice President, Aftermarket Operations, leading the unit’s manufacturing and service operations throughout the U.S.

Prior to Barnes he worked for several years in technical and leadership positions at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. As Director of New Technology, Zmyndak was responsible for successfully transferring key technologies from the lab to robust production processes, designing and utilizing best practice Lean methodologies and engineering value designs.

He has extensive background in coatings technology including Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition (EBPVD) and other related plating and coating technologies.

Earlier in his Pratt & Whitney career he worked as Acting Validation Manager, leading validation at the company’s engine center and as Product Line Manager responsible for assembly and test of development and production of PW6000 development engines. He also held other technical management positions with the engine manufacturer.

Chromalloy is a leading independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved alternative parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications.

The company’s engineered components are subject to the same FAA requirements and scrutiny as OEM-produced equipment.

Chromalloy’s continued investment in research and development of coating, repair and manufacturing technologies has led to the development of electron beam physical vapor deposition with ceramic materials, vacuum plasma, diffused precious metal / aluminide coatings, and vision-guided interactive laser welding and drilling for most advanced turbine engine components as well as many other advanced technologies.

The company’s newest advanced protective barrier coating announced in early 2011 is the Low K RT-35™ for aircraft engines.

Chromalloy serves military, commercial and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide with operations, annexes and sales offices in 17 countries. More information is at

Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into the leading independent supplier of advanced repairs, FAA-approved replacement parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and industrial gas turbine segments with a broad range of services at locations in 17 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is authorized by the FAA and EASA and many other NAAs, and is qualified under ISO and NADCAP. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.

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