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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2007

For more information please contact:
Zenagui Brahim
NH MEP
Tel: (603) 226-3200

DAVID MORGAN APPOINTED TO NH MEP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CONCORD, NH - The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP), a resource organization for manufacturers in the state has elected David Morgan, former president of Londonderry-based Laurier, Inc. to its Board of Directors.

“David’s 27 years of experience in all aspects of business, from strategic planning and operations to product development and marketing makes him an excellent fit for the NH MEP Board of Directors,” said Mark Godfrey, chairman of the NH MEP Board of Directors.

Morgan is now the general manager of Perkins Products at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. Perkins Products is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for the blind and visually impaired. Prior to that, he was President of Laurier, Inc., a leading manufacturer of back-end microelectronic assembly equipment in Londonderry. He also spent two years as COO and Vice President of Bostomatic Corporation part of the Swiss machine tool manufacturer, Agie-Charmilles in Milford, MA. In the late 90s, Morgan was director of operations at Zero Emission Technology based out of Durham and also held managerial positions in Aavid Thermal Technologies in Concord and Hitchiner Manufacturing Company in Milford.

“David has the extensive leadership experience needed to help the manufacturers of New Hampshire and will definitely be an asset to our team,” added Godfrey.

The NH MEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the U.S. Department of Commerce. The national MEP system is a network of manufacturing extension centers that provide business and technical assistance to smaller manufacturers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through MEP, manufacturers have access to more than 2,000 manufacturing and business “coaches” whose job is to help firms make changes that lead to greater productivity, increased profits and enhanced global competitiveness. For more information, please visit www.nhmep.org, or phone 1-800-MEP-4MFG.



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