Everett Charles Technologies Appoints New Group VP for Capital Equipment

Pomona, California, September 27, 2000 - ATE leader Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) announced today that Patrick T. Flynn has been appointed Group Vice President, Capital Equipment, a newly created position reporting directly to Dave Van Loan, President and CEO. Mr. Flynn, who exits his assignment as Business Development VP at a name provider of passenger flight information systems, will now lead electronic test equipment operations, subsidiaries, and other new capital equipment ventures for ECT.

Patrick Flynn

While maintaining an office at ECT headquarters in Pomona, California, Mr. Flynn will spend considerable time in the European Common Market as he assumes responsibility for two subsidiaries, atg test systems of Wertheim, Germany, and Luther and Maelzer, located in Wunstorf, Germany. He will also be responsible for ECT Test Services Division and for ECT Test Equipment, a systems fabricator with numerous installations in the U.S. and abroad. Flynn's background in strategic management within a global customer environment will assure continued ECT performance amid rapid growth and market change, the company stated.

Noted ECT President Dave Van Loan, "As we support new users and performance standards in a period of dynamic growth for the industry, Patrick adds the viewpoint of a seasoned outsider to our executive team. He has superb qualifications for the challenge of financial and operational management of a worldwide business."

Flynn joins Everett Charles Technologies after four years as a top executive with Airshow and Pacific Systems, a business in the state of Washington acquired in 1998 by Airshow. Airshow is a leading supplier to the corporate and commercial aviation industry and a subsidiary of Dynatech Corporation (OTC: DYNA), a public corporation in Burlington, Massachusetts. Flynn was the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the acquired firm, which produced cabin management systems for private aircraft; he then became Business Development VP for the combined companies.

Before moving to Southern California, Mr. Flynn headed three other firms in Seattle, Washington. From 1991 until 1997, he was the Vice President and General Manager for SAS Fluid Power, where he doubled the growth of this diversified supplier of electromechanical systems for the semiconductor, aviation, and construction industries. In 1988, he co-founded Artec, a developer of lumber-grade automation systems for the lumber manufacturing industry, and acted as the company's Vice President and General Manager from 1988 - 1991. From 1980 to 1988, he was President of SAAB Systems, a multimillion-dollar division within SAAB Scania AB, one of Sweden's largest conglomerates. He was promoted to the presidency after rising in the ranks at SAAB Systems, and he also served as part of a strategic acquisition team for this major multinational.

While employed at SAAB, Flynn became the first American management executive to be granted a Marcus Wallenburg Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Business. As a Sloan Fellow at MIT, he earned a Masters in Science in 1986. An earlier undergraduate degree was awarded to Mr. Flynn by St. Thomas College in Kenmore, Washington.

Everett Charles Technologies, a subsidiary of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), is a leading manufacturer of electrical test products and services, including semiconductor test products, bare-board automatic test systems, POGO® test contacts, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures.

Manufacturing, service, and support facilities are ISO registered with locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company has been awarded numerous patents and has contributed to industry standards across the spectrum of production test.


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