Michael Brown has been appointed President of Acme Cryogenics, Inc., effective as of 1st May 2009.

Acme’s current President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Blackburn, will retain the title of CEO and Brown will continue to report to Blackburn.

In addition to Brown’s current responsibilities for Acme’s global sales and marketing efforts, he will become responsible for all of Acme’s product development, operations, engineering and quality assurance/quality control divisions.

Brown began his career in the industrial gases industry over thirty years ago and spent fifteen of those years at MVE/Chart, where he held senior level positions in the sales and marketing department. He was also responsible for the general management of several business units within Chart.

Commenting on the changes, Blackburn stated, “Mike’s extensive industry knowledge, combined with his previous experience here at Acme, position him to be highly effective as Acme’s President. I am grateful Mike has been a part of this team, and I have every confidence his new leadership position will allow him to create even more value for our customers, stakeholders and shareholders.”

Acme Cryogenics, Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of gas and fluid handling solutions used primarily in the industrial gas, medical, chemical and electronics industries.