Saint Paul/Minneapolis, MN (November 18, 2010) – PaR Systems, Inc. announces the appointment of Stephen Tritch as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tritch's distinguished career in the nuclear energy industry began with Westinghouse Electric Company in 1971 as a Product Engineer. He eventually became President and CEO and later Chairman of the Board. Mr. Tritch also serves on the Board of Directors for Shaw Group, Inc., and Koppers Inc.
During his career at Westinghouse Mr. Tritch served as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Fuel. In this capacity, he provided nuclear fuel products and services to nuclear power plants throughout the world.
"We are very excited to have Steve serve on our Board of Directors. He has immeasurably benefitted the commercial nuclear industry and to have someone as accomplished as Steve Tritch on our Board is invaluable," said PaR Systems, Inc. President and CEO Mark Wrightsman.
In addition to his work in the private sector, Mr. Tritch has extensive experience in service to his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, where he is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees as well as a member of the Board for UPMC. Mr. Tritch was also appointed to the President's Export Council by President George W. Bush.
Mr. Tritch joins a highly esteemed team of board members, which includes H. Lawrence Garrett, who served as the Secretary of the Navy under President George H. W. Bush, as well as Charles Chadwell, who currently serves as Chairman of the Board and is the former Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Engine Operations for GE Aircraft Engines. PaR is confident that with the addition of Mr. Tritch to the Board of Directors, the already well-established company, which celebrates its 50 year anniversary in 2011, is poised for a new era of even greater growth in support of its global customers.
PaR Systems is a world leader in providing advanced engineered equipment, systems, and services for critical material handling and automation applications to improve customer quality, safety, and productivity. Since 1961, PaR has created custom-engineered, and often times, first-of-a-kind manufacturing solutions for a broad range of industries including aerospace, marine, nuclear, heavy material handling, industrial manufacturing, and life sciences. PaR Systems is headquartered in Minnesota, with engineering and manufacturing centers of excellence throughout the US, and global business and sales offices. For more information on PaR Systems, visit www.par.com.