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Engine Components Inc. names Donald J. Kenton Technical Director

San Antonio, TX
Friday, October 27, 2006

Engine Components, Inc. (ECi®) announced today that Donald J. Kenton has been named Technical Director for the Corporation. Dr. Kenton will report to ECi’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Ed Salmeron.

Dr. Kenton has over 30 years experience in manufacturing, systems controls and restoration of high performance materials. He has worked in major corporations involved with the manufacture, development, and repair of items fabricated from high performance materials including Howmet Corporation and Chromalloy, Inc. Over a 15 year period, Dr. Kenton managed production divisions and led the development of numerous new products and processing technologies. He is the holder of patents in the field of turbine engine component repair.

Dr. Kenton launched his own business in 1986 which was dedicated to designing and implementing unique, custom tailored repairs of turbine engine components. He sold the Company in 2001 and founded a consulting business which offers manufacturing engineering services.

Dr. Kenton is a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for the FAA. In 2000 the FAA awarded Dr. Kenton’s Company a Diamond Excellence Award for continuing education and training of its staff. He is also a general aviation pilot.

Dr. Kenton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester as well as a Master of Science degree in Metallurgy and a Doctor of Science in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Kenton and his wife, Judy, reside in San Antonio, TX.


About Engine Components International

ECi® is internationally recognized as a world class distributor of general aviation engine parts and repair services as is evidenced by the compliance of its Quality Management System to the ISO 9001:2000 international standards.

ECi provides an extensive line of TITAN® FAA-PMA (certified) approved product lines and TITAN® EXP™ (experimental line) replacement parts for Lycoming and Continental engines which include: TITAN® complete cylinder assemblies, camshafts, connecting rods, crankshafts, crankcases, gears, pistons, ring sets, valves, guides, seats, springs, sumps, and more. The new TITAN EXP KitEngine™ for 320/340/360 series engines features ECi’s exclusive TITAN cylinders with unsurpassed Nickel+Carbide™ bores, guaranteed up to 5 years.

We recognize that our future rests in the hands of the thousands of people that maintain and rebuild piston engines every day; a future that looks very bright to all employees at ECi.

For more information on ECi products and services, contact us at
1-800-ECi-2FLY (1-800-324-2359), 210-820-8101 or
write us at sales-service@eci.aero.



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