Park Electrochemical Corp. (Melville, N.Y.) announced on April 14 the appointment of Marty Kendrick as vice president of operations. In this new position, Kendrick will be responsible for the Park’s operations in Asia, Europe and North America, with the exception of the company’s Park Advanced Composite Materials Inc. advanced composite materials operation located in Waterbury, Conn. Kendrick will continue to report to Brian Shore, Park’s president and CEO. Most recently, Kendrick was vice president of North American Operations of Park with responsibility for Park’s Neltec Inc., Nelco Products Inc., Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. and Park Aerospace Structures Corp. subsidiaries. She originally joined Park in 1984.
The company also announced the appointment of Tom Pursch as the president of the company’s Park Aerospace Structures Corp. aircraft composite parts subsidiary in Lynnwood, Wash. and the company’s Park Aircraft Technologies Corp. aircraft composite materials and technologies subsidiary in Newton, Kan. In these positions, Pursch is responsible for the day-to-day operations of such subsidiaries and reports to Kendrick. Since joining the company in October 2008, Pursch was president of Park’s Nelco Products Inc. electronics materials subsidiary located in Fullerton, Calif.
In addition, Park announced the appointment of Jim Stewart as vice president of operations of the company’s Nelco Products Inc. subsidiary located in Fullerton, Calif. In this position, Stewart is responsible for the day-to-day operations of such subsidiary and reports Kendrick. Stewart has more than 30 years of sales and management experience in the electronics industry. He held senior management positions at NCR Corp. and Diceon Electronics prior to joining Park Electrochemical Corp. in 1990.
John Jongebloed will continue to serve as president of the company’s Park Advanced Composite Materials Inc. subsidiary in Waterbury, Conn., and in such capacity will continue to report directly to Brian Shore.