MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE:PKE) reported the passing of Jerry Shore, the Company’s beloved principal founder, on May 19, 2014. Jerry Shore and Tony Chiesa founded the Company on March 31, 1954, 60 years ago. Jerry served as the Company’s CEO until 1996, when he retired from the Company. Jerry served as Chairman of the Board until 2004, when he retired from the Company’s board of directors. Since his retirement in 1996, Jerry has been a well recognized and accomplished professional sculptor.
Brian Shore, Park Electrochemical Corp.’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Anybody who knew Jerry would tell you he was a great man and a larger than life figure. Jerry leaves a large void in the lives of so many. The simple and obvious truth is that, if not for Jerry, there would be no Park Electrochemical. He started the Company from nothing in 1954, and, at his retirement in 1996, Park was a multi-national corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Nevertheless, I believe Jerry’s most rewarding and enjoyable days at Park were back in the early days when the focus was on creating and building things. Jerry loved building things, large and small. Anybody who knows Jerry would also tell you that he was a true warrior. That was his nature. Jerry was a warrior to the end, and now he has fought his last war and he is at peace. We will miss him so.”
Park Electrochemical Corp. is a global advanced materials company which develops and manufactures high-technology digital and RF/microwave printed circuit materials principally for the telecommunications and internet infrastructure and high-end computing markets and advanced composite materials, parts and assemblies for the aerospace markets. Park’s core capabilities are in the areas of polymer chemistry formulation and coating technology. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona and California. The Company also maintains R & D facilities in Arizona, Kansas and Singapore.
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