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TechPrecision Names Alexander Shen as President, Ranor Division

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechPrecision Corporation, has appointed Alexander (Alex) Shen as President of Ranor, a wholly owned subsidiary division of TechPrecision Corporation, effective immediately. Mr. Shen replaces Robert Francis, who is departing to pursue other opportunities.

Mr Shen has 31 years of demonstrated success in a broad range of industries including metal fabrication, automotive, contract manufacturing, safety and security, and industrial distribution. Previously he served as CEO of Ryerson Mexico & Vice President - International for Ryerson, Inc., Division General Manager & COO at Sumitomo Electric Group, and he had a 10-year career at Alcoa's Automotive Division with roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Shen began his career with General Motors, moving to Chrysler, before joining Alcoa. His career includes multiple international management roles in Japan, China, Mexico, and Europe, and he is fluent in the Chinese and Japanese languages and cultures. Mr. Shen holds a B.S. in Engineering from Michigan State University.

"Alex brings great energy and commitment, evidenced by a track record of successful leadership in turnarounds and strategic growth opportunities including mergers and acquisitions," commented Leonard Anthony, Chairman of the Board and Principal Executive Officer. "With his hands-on style, well-honed skill sets and instincts, his expertise in scaling large-cap company practices to mid-cap and micro-cap firms, and his extensive global expertise, Alex is uniquely qualified to lead Ranor into the future. Alex has the full endorsement and support of the Board of Directors. We look forward to his leadership and welcome him to the TechPrecision and Ranor team."

Mr. Shen added, "Throughout my career, I have sought out and welcomed challenges such as Ranor. I'm excited about the opportunity to work with the Ranor team to achieve significant improvement in near term profitability and long-term growth. We will be very focused on rebuilding customer confidence and increasing shareholder value."

Mr. Francis has agreed to serve as a consultant to Ranor, facilitating a smooth transition. The Board of Directors of TechPrecision thanks Mr. Francis for his service and wishes him well in future endeavors.

About TechPrecision Corporation

TechPrecision Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: TPCS) ("TechPrecision" or "the Company"), through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ranor, Inc., and Wuxi Critical Mechanical Components Co., Ltd., globally manufactures large-scale, metal fabricated and machined precision components and equipment. These products are used in a variety of markets including: alternative energy (Solar and Wind), medical, nuclear, defense, industrial, and aerospace. TechPrecision's goal is to be an end-to-end global service provider to its customers by furnishing customized and integrated "turn-key" solutions for completed products requiring custom fabrication and machining, assembly, inspection and testing. To learn more about the Company, please visit the corporate website at http://www.techprecision.com. Information on the Company's website or any other website does not constitute a part of this press release.

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    Mr. Richard F. Fitzgerald            Hayden IR

    Chief Financial Officer              Brett Maas

    TechPrecision Corporation            Phone: 1-646-536-7331

    Tel: 1-484-693-1702                  Email: brett@haydenir.com

    Email: Fitzgeraldr@techprecision.com Website: www.haydenir.com

    Website: www.techprecision.com

SOURCE TechPrecision Corporation