Astronics Mourns the Passing of Board Member John B. Drenning

EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today with great sorrow that John B. Drenning, a member of its Board of Directors for nearly 50 years, passed away on March 2, 2019 in Buffalo, NY.

Kevin T. Keane, Chairman of the Board, commented, “John was a very kind friend and colleague, and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He was an accomplished lawyer who brought wisdom, balance, humor and business insight to the Board. His dedication, hard work, leadership and compassion provided us wise counsel over many years. All who knew him will miss him. On behalf of the Board of Directors and all the employees of Astronics, I extend our deepest condolences to his family.”

Mr. Drenning enjoyed a long and distinguished legal career in Buffalo and served as general and corporate securities counsel to several public companies. He joined Astronics Board of Directors in 1970 soon after its founding and prior to the Company’s initial public offering in 1972.


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 manufacturing organizations rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

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David C. Burney
Chief Financial Officer, Astronics Corporation

Investor Relations
Deborah K. Pawlowski
Investor Relations, KEI Advisors

Source: Astronics Corporation