Park Aerospace Corp. announces the election of Yvonne
NEWTON, Kan., May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Park Aerospace Corp. (NYSE – PKE) announced that its board of directors has elected Yvonne Julian as a director of the company.
Ms. Julian had a 36-year career with The Dow Chemical Company, from which she retired in 2015. Yvonne began her career at Dow in 1979 as a research assistant working on projects related to the preparation of Dow to enter the polycarbonate market. She began her sales career with Dow as an intern and sales representative in 1983. Ms. Julian was promoted to Global Account Manager in 1990 and held positions of increasing responsibility until her retirement. In each of these roles, Yvonne was responsible for the Park account at Dow and, in this role, worked transparently with Park on joint strategies, new products and other matters. Prior to joining The Dow Chemical Company, Yvonne was a laboratory technician at the Institute of Gas Technology at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Today, Ms. Julian is vice-president and member of the management team of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. She previously served on the board of directors of Hightowers Petroleum Company. Ms. Julian received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, and an MBA in Operations Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.
Brian Shore, President and CEO of Park, said, “I am very pleased that Yvonne has agreed to join the Park Board of Directors. From 1990 when Yvonne became our Global Dow Account Manager until her retirement from Dow in 2015, Dow was by far the largest supplier of epoxy resins to Park’s electronics business. (We subsequently sold our electronics business to AGC in 2018.) During this long and very successful 25 year race, we got to know Yvonne very well and I had the privilege of working closely with it. Yvonne is very intelligent, has a great positive attitude and has always been a pleasure to work with. Everyone I know at Park who worked with Yvonne loved working with her. I believe Yvonne has a deep understanding of Park culture and shares our principles and values. I think Yvonne is our kind of person. Welcome to the park board of directors, Yvonne. It’s great to have you on board. “
Park Aerospace Corp. develops and manufactures advanced hot-melt composite materials and solutions used to produce composite structures for global aerospace markets. These materials include lightning protection materials. Park offers a range of composite materials specifically designed for manual laying fabrication or automatic fiber placement (AFP) applications. Park’s advanced composite materials are used to produce primary and secondary structures for jet engines, large regional transport aircraft, military aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs commonly referred to as “drones”), aircraft jets. business, general aviation aircraft and rotary wing aircraft. Park also offers specialty ablative materials for rocket engines and nozzles and materials specifically designed for radome applications. In addition to Park’s advanced composite materials offering, Park designs and manufactures low volume composite parts, structures and assemblies and tooling for the aerospace industry. Target markets for Park’s composite parts and structures (which include Park’s proprietary SigmaStrut ™ and AlphaStrut ™ composite product lines) include, among others, prototype and development aircraft, special mission aircraft, spare parts for older military and civilian aircraft and exotic spacecraft. Park’s goal is to do what others don’t want to or can’t do. When no one else wants to because it’s too hard, too small, or too boring, sign up.
Additional information about the company is available on the Company’s website at www.parkaerospace.com.