David A. Zapico Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST

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BERWYN, Pa.,  Dec. 18, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today
announced the election of  David A. Zapico  as Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer, effective  January 1, 2013.   

"I am very pleased to announce  Dave Zapico's appointment to Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer.  Dave has played an instrumental role in
the success of AMETEK and is well qualified to take on this new role," noted 
Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.   

"Dave has a demonstrated track-record of delivering exceptional results during
his 23 years with AMETEK, most recently as President, Electronic Instrument
Group.  In this role, Dave has led the strategic growth and operational
excellence initiatives that have significantly increased the size, profitability
and global capabilities of our Process businesses," commented Mr. Hermance.   

"Dave has proven himself as a strong, respected leader and invaluable member of
the AMETEK management team.  His vast operations and engineering expertise
paired with his deep strategic understanding of our business makes him an
excellent choice for this position," continued Mr. Hermance.    

"AMETEK has grown significantly and is well positioned for continued strong
growth.  As a result, putting a Chief Operating Officer in place now will ensure
we realize our full growth potential.  I look forward to working closely with
Dave in future years as we continue to execute on our growth strategies and
deliver value to our shareholders," concluded Mr. Hermance.     

Mr. Zapico has held a variety of engineering and general management positions
since joining AMETEK's Process & Analytical Instruments Division in 1990 as a
Product Engineer.  He was promoted to Division Vice President of the Process
Instruments Business Unit for the Process & Analytical Instruments Division in
1996.  In 1999, Mr. Zapico was named Vice President and General Manager of
AMETEK's Aerospace and Power Instruments Division.  In 2003, he was named
President, Electronic Instruments.   

Mr. Zapico holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from 
Case Western Reserve University  and a Master of Business Administration degree
from Carnegie Mellon University.    

Corporate Profile
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and
electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of  $3.4 billion. AMETEK's
Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence,
Strategic Acquisitions & Alliances, Global & Market Expansion and New Products.
AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over
the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of
AMETEK is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indices.

Forward-looking Information
Statements in this news release relating to future events, such as AMETEK's
expected business and financial performance are "forward-looking statements." 
Forward-looking statements are subject to various factors and uncertainties that
may cause actual results to differ significantly from expectations. These
factors and uncertainties include AMETEK's ability to consummate and
successfully integrate future acquisitions; risks associated with international
sales and operations; AMETEK's ability to successfully develop new products,
open new facilities or transfer product lines; the price and availability of raw
materials; compliance with government regulations, including environmental
regulations; changes in the competitive environment or the effects of
competition in our markets; the ability to maintain adequate liquidity and
financing sources; and general economic conditions affecting the industries we
serve.  A detailed discussion of these and other factors that may affect our
future results is contained in AMETEK's filings with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and
8-K.  AMETEK disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements.

Contact:  Kevin Coleman  (610) 889-5247

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