CVD Equipment Corporation Appoints Lawrence Firestone to its Board of Directors

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – April 1, 2014 – CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:CVV) today announced that Lawrence Firestone has been appointed to its Board of Directors on March 26, 2014. With the addition of Mr. Firestone, the board has six directors.

Mr. Firestone is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Firepower Technology, Inc. a provider of power supplies to the high performance computing market. Prior to Firepower Technology, from June 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Firestone was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Qualstar Corporation, a provider of power supplies for high performance computing, instrumentation and tape libraries –  markets where large amounts of electronic data are stored and maintained. From February 2011 to May 2012, Mr. Firestone served as Chief Financial Officer of Xiotech Corporation, a supplier of enterprise storage systems. From August 2006 to August 2010, Mr. Firestone was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., a provider of power conversion devices for the semi-conductor and solar inverter markets. From 1999 until August 2006, Mr. Firestone served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Applied Films Corporation, a supplier of thin film deposition equipment. Prior to joining Applied Films, from 1996 to 1999, Mr. Firestone served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Avalanche Industries, a contract manufacturer of custom cables and harnesses. Mr. Firestone has previously served as a director on the boards of Qualstar Corporation, Amtech Systems, Inc. and Hyperspace Communications, Inc. from 2004 through 2013. Mr. Firestone received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Slippery Rock State College in 1981.

Leonard Rosenbaum, President and Board Chairman of CVD Equipment Corporation (CVD) said, “CVD is at the center of some very exciting technological developments and as our Company continues to grow, Lawrence’s personal energy, business experience, keen market knowledge and financial acumen are valuable additions to our board.  We are very pleased to welcome him and look forward to his contribution.”

About CVD Equipment Corporation
CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) is a designer and manufacturer of custom and standard state-of-the-art equipment used in the development, design and manufacture of advanced electronic components, materials and coatings for research and industrial applications. CVD offers a broad range of chemical vapor deposition, gas control, and other equipment that is used by customers to research, design and manufacture semiconductors, solar cells, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, LEDs, MEMS, smart glass coatings, batteries, ultra capacitors, medical coatings, industrial coatings and equipment for surface mounting of printed circuit components. CVD’s application laboratory focuses on higher efficiency nano and nano to macro material manufacturing for a wide variety of growth markets, which are marketed through our wholly owned subsidiary CVD Materials Corporation.

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