IRVINE, Calif., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PRO-DEX, INC. (Nasdaq: PDEX) announced today that it had appointed Michael J. Berthelot to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The Company also announced that Mark P. Murphy had resigned from all positions with the Company and its subsidiaries, including his positions as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a member of the Company's Board of Directors, effective today.
Mr. Berthelot, 61, has served on the Company's Board of Directors since 2009, chairing the Governance and Nominating Committee and serving as a member of the audit and compensation committees. Mr. Berthelot is the Chief Executive Officer of Cito Capital Corporation, a consulting firm that provides operational, financial, and strategic advice to businesses and Managing Principal of Corporate Governance Advisors Inc., a firm which provides advice to small public companies on matters concerning corporate governance. Mr. Berthelot previously served for 13 years as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and an additional 3 years as non-executive Chairman of TransTechnology Corporation, a $350 million (revenues) NYSE listed multinational manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products. Mr. Berthelot is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management where he teaches a course on the board, the CEO, and corporate governance in the MBA program. Mr. Berthelot is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Akron and an MBA from Cleveland State University.
William Healey, Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors, commented, "We welcome Mike's leadership in guiding Pro-Dex through a time of major change. His breadth of experiences in finance and operations and his ability to think both strategically and tactically will be valuable additions to our company." Mr. Healey continued, "We also thank Mark Murphy for his six years of service and for the contributions he has made in preparing our company for its next phase. We wish Mark well in whatever he may pursue in the future.""I am honored to be asked to take on this assignment and am excited about the future of Pro-Dex," said Mr. Berthelot "Our Company has a stellar reputation in its markets, first rate associates, and a strong balance sheet. I am looking forward to working with our management team, associates, customers and partners as we develop the course forward to build great products for our customers, solid futures for our associates, and sustainable value for our shareholders."