PORTLAND, Ore., May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jay Khetani has been named vice president of Investor Relations for Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP), effective May 2, 2013. Khetani succeeds Dwight Weber, who will retire at the end of 2013, after more than 18 years with the Company. Weber will continue to be involved in an advisory role. Khetani joined Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) in May 2012 as director of Business Development for the Forged Products segment. He received a BA from Kenyon College and a MBA from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining PCC, he was a principal at Sirios Capital Management in Boston, and, prior to that, a vice president at Cowen & Co., also in Boston. Khetani can be reached at 503-946-4700, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. The Company is also the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. In addition, PCC manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials to the casting, forging, and other industries. Information included within this press release describing the projected growth and future results and events constitutes forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results in future periods may differ materially from the forward-looking statements because of a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to fluctuations in the aerospace, power generation, and general industrial cycles; the relative success of our entry into new markets; competitive pricing; the financial viability of our significant customers; the concentration of a substantial portion of our business with a relatively small number of key customers; the impact on the Company of customer or supplier labor disputes; demand, timing and market acceptance of new commercial and military programs, including the Boeing 787; the availability and cost of energy, raw materials, supplies, and insurance; the cost of pension and postretirement medical benefits; equipment failures; product liability claims; relations with our employees; our ability to manage our operating costs and to integrate acquired businesses in an effective manner, including the ability to realize expected synergies; misappropriation of our intellectual property rights; governmental regulations and environmental matters; risks associated with international operations and world economies; the relative stability of certain foreign currencies; the impact of adverse weather conditions or natural disasters; the availability and cost of financing; and implementation of new technologies and process improvements. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of these factors. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of this document.