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TECT Announces Leadership Changes

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ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Cohen, chief executive officer of TECT, announced that, effective today, Scott Burdick has succeeded Pete Knapper, former president of TECT Aerospace, who is now the director of strategy and operational planning for TECT.

As president of TECT Aerospace, Burdick will be responsible for ensuring that the division's aggressive growth targets are accomplished. He will also focus on aligning the robustness of operations and honing the company's ability to achieve their customers' needs. Burdick will report directly to Cohen.

"Scott has an in-depth knowledge and experience in the aerospace structural business and is extremely passionate about aerospace manufacturing," said Cohen. "His extensive background reflects a customer-focused, business-driven leader."

Before joining TECT Aerospace, Burdick held positions of increasing responsibility for over 20 years at United Technology Aerospace Systems, formerly Goodrich. He obtained his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

Burdick and his family currently reside in Aurora, Ohio and will be relocating to Wichita, Kan. He will be based out of the TECT Aerospace Headquarters office.

Pete Knapper, who has been appointed as the director of strategy and operational planning for TECT, will also report directly to Cohen. "Pete will be responsible for a number of key projects that relate to the long-term growth of both the aerospace and power organizations," said Cohen. "He has extensive knowledge and experience in both organizations, which will be the key to success in this challenging position."

Knapper's focus will be managing and developing the plans that focus on key projects within the aerospace and power organizations. With his experience in both organizations, he will be able to help drive sales synergy from across the company. In addition, he will assist in evaluating acquisitions and be an active member of the due diligence team.

Knapper will be relocating to the TECT Headquarters office in Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

About TECT

TECT is a family of privately held, independently managed aerospace companies currently consisting of the TECT Aerospace and TECT Power business units. With more than 115 years of continuous operations, the TECT businesses have a unique blend of business processes, equipment, and proprietary manufacturing capabilities that have earned them leading positions in many of their product niches. TECT's philosophy of utilizing a fully-integrated supply chain allows them to deliver precision components and assemblies to customers worldwide with unmatched quality and speed. To learn more, visit