Press release

Astronics Mourns the Passing of its Board Chairman Kevin T. Keane

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(Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced
technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical
industries, announced today with great sorrow that Kevin T. Keane, a
member of its Board of Directors for nearly 50 years and Board Chairman
for 45 years, passed away on June 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY.

Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer, was
appointed Chairman of the Board. He commented, “We are deeply saddened
by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Kevin
played a pivotal role in the history of Astronics, joining soon after
our founding. He worked tirelessly throughout his nearly five decades to
transform Astronics and left a remarkable legacy that will benefit the
Company well into the future. His extraordinary leadership, vision and
enthusiasm will be deeply missed.”

Mr. Keane joined the Board and began his career with Astronics in 1970,
and was named the Chairman in 1974. He served as the President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 to 2002. He was actively
involved in the community, serving on several boards and volunteering
his time with numerous organizations.


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 50
years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with
exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers,
airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500
companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

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