Christopher DiSantis named vice president - corporate development of Hawk Corporation

Hawk Corporation (NYSE: HWK) announced today the appointment of Christopher DiSantis as Vice President - Corporate Development. Mr. DiSantis is responsible for Hawk's acquisition and integration programs along with several strategic operating...

Hawk Corporation (NYSE: HWK) announced today the appointment of Christopher DiSantis as Vice President - Corporate Development. Mr. DiSantis is responsible for Hawk's acquisition and integration programs along with several strategic operating initiatives in continuous improvement.

Mr. DiSantis brings to Hawk a wealth of financial and operating experience. Most recently he was a Vice President of Seabury Metals in New York City, where he was directly responsible for the acquisition program and start-up of an aluminum dross recycler. Prior to Seabury, he worked with AG Industries, Inc. a rebuilder of continuous casting equipment, where he had various operating roles including profit and loss responsibility for a $20.0 million equipment manufacturer.

DiSantis, a native of Philadelphia, PA, has degrees in Math and Economics from Dartmouth College.

Hawk Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of highly engineered products. Friction Products Group, is a leading supplier of friction materials for brakes, clutches and transmissions used in airplanes, trucks, construction equipment, farm equipment and recreational vehicles. Through its Powder Metal Group, it is a leading supplier of powder metal components for industrial applications, including pump, motor and transmission elements, gears, pistons and anti-lock sensor rings.

The Company's Performance Group, manufactures brakes, clutches and gearboxes for motorsport applications and performance automotive markets. The Company's Rotor Group designs and manufactures die- cast aluminum rotors for small electric motors used in appliances, business equipment and exhaust fans. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawk has 1,600 employees and 15 manufacturing sites in five countries.

Hawk Corporation is online at: http://www.hawkcorp.com.

-Hawk Corporation

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