LYNNWOOD, Wash. – July 1, 2008 – Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), has announced the appointment of Joe Bottenfield as the Vice President of Microwave Systems Solutions, which includes both the Beverly, Massachusetts, and Chandler, Arizona, sites. Crane’s Microwave Systems provide RF and microwave solutions for the defense, space and communications industries for use in electronic countermeasures, missiles, radar, intelligence and guidance systems.
Prior to Crane, Bottenfield was Director of Avionics, North America for Barco Inc. Previous to Barco Inc. he worked for Herley Industries in several capacities, including leading the Business Development and Engineering teams. Bottenfield holds a BS degree in Computer & Electronics Engineering and an MBA.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is a major supplier of systems and components for critical aerospace and defense applications. Product and service offerings are organized in solution sets, and include Landing System Solutions, Sensing and Utility Solutions, Fluid Management Solutions, Power Solutions, Microwave Systems Solutions, Electronic Manufacturing Services Solutions, Microelectronics Solutions and Cabin Solutions. Products are manufactured under the brand names ELDEC, General Technology, Hydro-Aire, Interpoint, Keltec, Lear Romec, Olektron, P.L. Porter and Signal Technology. For more information on Crane Aerospace & Electronics, visit www.craneae.com and for Crane Co., visit www.craneco.com.
Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CR).
He will be responsible for growing Crane’s worldwide spares and Repair and Overhaul (R&O) business.
Patrice Herbay will be responsible for developing business and relationships with Crane customers in France and Spain including Airbus and other major European OEM, airline and systems customers.
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