BERWYN, Pa., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected two new Senior Vice Presidents and two new Vice Presidents and General Managers. The Senior Vice Presidents are Matthew C. French and Bruce P. Wilson. The Vice Presidents and General Managers are David W. Jordan and Prakash Mahesh. "I am extremely pleased to announce the promotion of three individuals as they take on greater management responsibilities and to welcome a new member to the AMETEK management team. We are very focused on developing management talent and attracting experienced executives. Each of these individuals has proven general management experience and demonstrated leadership abilities," comments David A. Zapico, AMETEK Chief Executive Officer. Matthew C. French Named Senior Vice President, Precision Motion Control Mr. French has served since 2004 as Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK Precision Motion Control. He recently assumed additional responsibility for AMETEK's global floor care and specialty motors business. "Matt has done an outstanding job expanding our technical motors and precision motion control businesses worldwide through both organic growth and acquisition, and we expect him to continue that success in his new position," notes Mr. Zapico. Mr. French joined AMETEK in 1990 and held increasingly responsible sales and marketing positions in AMETEK's Technical Motors businesses until 1999 when he was named Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Technical & Industrial Products within AMETEK's Rotron Division. Mr. French holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Heidelberg College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University. Bruce P. Wilson Named Senior Vice President, Ultra Precision Technologies Mr. Wilson was named an AMETEK Vice President and General Manager in 2004, following the acquisition by AMETEK of Taylor Hobson. This acquisition formed the cornerstone of a new dimensional metrology platform for AMETEK, which subsequently became our Ultra Precision Technologies Division through several highly strategic acquisitions. "Bruce has a tremendous record of achievement at AMETEK. He has been extremely successful in building our Ultra Precision Technologies businesses into a significant growth platform in this attractive and technologically sophisticated market," states Mr. Zapico.