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Rich Baker Joins PaR Systems, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer

Rich Baker Joins PaR Systems, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer

Position Integrates Company's Technology Strategy with Engineering and Product Development

SHOREVIEW, MN, October 28, 2014 - PaR Systems, Inc. (http://www.par.com), a world leader in aerospace manufacturing, material handling, automation, and robotic solutions since 1961, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Baker to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Baker will be responsible for the company's technology strategy, engineering and product development.
"Rich is the ideal person to lead the engineering charge following the launch of our new Advanced Motion Control technology for material handling products and system solutions,” said Mark Wrightsman, chief executive officer. "Rich brings a strong track record of customer and technology-driven innovation that prepares us to meet future customer requirements.  He understands the challenge of delivering products and complex engineered project solutions within one company."

Rich comes to PaR with an extremely well suited background, having been CTO at MTS Systems and also having experience leading business teams as well as technology teams during his career with several high technology organizations. Rich earned his BSME at University of Vermont and his MS and PhD from Cornell University. The Chief Technology Officer reports to the CEO and is responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the PaR’s technology development. The CTO is the company’s top technology executive, playing an integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development, and future growth to meet the needs of our company. Through our technologies we are poised to continue to grow globally. Rich will be joining an exceptional technology group and be involved with the technology leadership support of PaR’s five strong business segments: Material Handling; Aerospace; Nuclear/Environmental; Marine; and Life Science and Process Automation.
About PaR Systems, Inc.

PaR Systems, a portfolio company of MML Capital Partners (www.mmlcapital.com), is a world leader in providing advanced intelligent solutions for critical material handling, automation, and robotic applications that drive customer quality, safety, and productivity. Since 1961, PaR has created fully integrated systems, which are often first-of-a-kind manufacturing solutions, for a broad range of industries including aerospace, hazardous material/nuclear, life science and process automation, marine/defense, heavy material handling, and industrial. Headquartered in Minnesota, PaR Systems has global engineering and manufacturing centers of excellence. For more information on PaR Systems, visit www.par.com.

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