AMETEK Aerospace & Defense Appoints Kellstrom Materials as Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for Commercial Aftermarket

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Contact: Don Furmanski +1 267 933 2140, don.furmanski@ametek.com

AMETEK AEROSPACE & DEFENSE APPOINTS KELLSTROM MATERIALS AS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTOR FOR COMMERCIAL AFTERMARKET

Partnership Covers AMETEK Power and Data Systems

HARLEYSVILLE, PA – The Power and Data Systems (PDS) business unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has appointed Kellstrom Materials as its exclusive worldwide distributor for aftermarket spares servicing for the commercial transport market. Kellstrom Materials, a leading provider of aftermarket parts, repairs, logistics, and supply chain management solutions, will maintain an inventory of components and line-replaceable units (LRU’s), enabling operators to dramatically reduce aircraft downtime and maintenance costs.

"AMETEK is pleased to expand our long-standing partnership with Kellstrom Materials," states Keith Reazin, Vice President for AMETEK Aerospace and Defense PDS. “Kellstrom Materials has long supported AMETEK PDS outside of North America. With this arrangement we believe we have taken a further step in supporting our customers in the North American market place. This agreement will provide even greater support and increased availability of AMETEK products to our customers around the world as we link all of our support to one very capable partner.”

“We are very excited to expand our long-standing agreement by becoming the exclusive global distributor of AMETEK PDS products,” comments Darrell Drake, Vice President of Materials & Distributions for Kellstrom Materials. “Our significant investment in inventory, combined with our focus on supporting the aftermarket, will bring tremendous cost and time efficiencies to aircraft operators and repair facilities around the world.”

About Kellstrom Materials:
Kellstrom Materials is a leading global provider of OEM support services and cost-effective full service aftermarket solutions to airlines, MRO’s and air transport operators worldwide. Kellstrom Materials’ wide range of services include new OEM parts distribution, pre-owned parts distribution, comprehensive spare parts provisioning and supply chain management support, AOG and JIT support, consignment management, repair management, engine leasing and trading, fleet provisioning programs and asset evaluations. For more information, visit www.kellstrommaterials.com.

About AMETEK Aerospace & Defense:
AMETEK Aerospace & Defense is a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. It is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2014 sales of $4.0 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, 50 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Phone: 978-988-4101. E-mail: aerosales@ametek.com. Web Site: www.ametekpowerdata.com or Kellstrom Materials, 450 Medinah Road, Roselle, IL 60172. Phone: +1 (954) 538-6656. E-mail: ametekinfo@kellstrommaterials.com. Website: www.kellstrommaterials.com