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Astronics Corporation Appoints Linda O’Brien to Its Board of Directors

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace and defense industries, today announced the appointment of Linda O’Brien to its Board of Directors, effective February 24, 2023. Ms. O’Brien is Vice President and Chief Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a position she has held since 2021. She was originally employed by Lockheed/General Dynamics from 1986 to 2006, rejoining the company in 2016. She has held a variety of positions including Program Management Director and Deputy Vice President of ISR and Unmanned Systems, Engineering Director- Deputy to the Vice President of Engineering and Technology and Engineering Director- Chief Engineer of Advanced Pilot Training. Prior to Lockheed, Ms. O’Brien was a Senior Program Manager at Sikorsky Aircraft Company and Director of Commercial Programs for Bell Helicopter Textron.

Peter J. Gundermann, Chairman, President and CEO of Astronics, commented, “Linda brings a wealth of technical and aerospace industry knowledge to our board. Her expertise is directly relevant to our business, and we look forward to her contributions as we focus on the opportunities and challenges of the future.”

Ms. O’Brien holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University.

The addition of Ms. O’Brien brings the Astronics’ Board of Directors to nine directors, eight of whom are independent.

About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For over 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, militaries, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics. The Company’s strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities that provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets.

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