BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 -- Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM) today announced Gary Klein has been named president of the Company's AMK Welding business. Klein was previously general manager of the Americas at DYNAenergetics, DMC's oilfield products business, where he was responsible for sales, manufacturing and distribution operations in the United States, Canada and South America.

Klein, 60, joins AMK with extensive operational and management experience in the manufacturing, industrial engineering, aerospace and energy industries. Prior to joining DMC, he was vice president of operations for Tegrant Corp., a leading provider of highly engineered protective packaging solutions. Among other duties, he was charged with strengthening the operations and financial performance of six of Tegrant's U.S. manufacturing facilities.

Klein also was with AMETEK, Inc., where he served as vice president and business unit manager for the company's $130 million Aerospace Sensors and Fluid Management Systems business. He led a team of 520 employees and was responsible for sales, marketing and manufacturing operations at four plants in the United States and Mexico.

Klein worked for four years with Electro Scientific Industries, a $500 million semiconductor capital equipment business, where he ascended to vice president and general manager of the company's global services operation. He also spent six years at Eaton Corporation, where he was product development manager and focused on down-hole cable products for the energy industry. He spent nine years with The Rockbestos Company, where he was vice president of engineering and focused on off-shore drilling products and applications.

"Gary has built an extensive background directing and enhancing highly technical manufacturing businesses," said Kevin Longe, president and CEO of DMC. "He has made valuable contributions to the performance of our DYNAenergetics business, and we are confident his leadership skills and operational expertise will help AMK and its talented workforce maximize their potential in both existing and new markets."

Klein replaces AMK's former president, Nelson Rouette, who is no longer with the business.

About Dynamic Materials CorporationBased in Boulder, Colorado, Dynamic Materials Corporation serves a global network of customers in the energy, industrials and infrastructure markets through two core business segments -- Nobelclad and DYNAenergetics -- as well as a specialized industrial service provider, AMK Welding. The Nobelclad segment is the world's largest manufacturer of explosion-welded clad metal plates, which are used to fabricate capital equipment utilized within various process industries and other industrial sectors. DYNAenergetics is an international manufacturer and marketer of advanced explosive components and systems used to perforate oil and gas wells. AMK Welding utilizes various specialized technologies to weld components for use in power-generation turbines, and commercial and military jet engines. For more information, visit the Company's websites at and

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