BERWYN, Pa., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced the appointment of Robert J. Vogel as Vice President and General Manager, Thermal Management Systems, within AMETEK Aerospace & Defense. "I am pleased that Bob has joined AMETEK Aerospace and Defense. He brings over 20 years of General Management experience to AMETEK, including extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industry. We expect him to play a key role in the continued growth and success of our Thermal Management Systems business," commented Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Vogel joins AMETEK from Aeroflex, Inc. where he was the President of Aeroflex Test Solutions and was employed since 2001. Prior to joining Aeroflex, Mr. Vogel was Vice President and General Manager with the Broadband Networks Division at Acterna – TCC / Dynatech. He has also held a number of operational and management roles within Motorola/General Instrument specific to the Broadband Networks Division. Mr. Vogel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's in Business Administration degree from St. Joseph's University. Corporate Profile AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.3 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices. Forward-looking Information Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These factors and uncertainties include AMETEK's ability to consummate and successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international sales and operations; AMETEK's ability to successfully develop new products, open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we serve. A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.