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Argosy Expands Management Organization To Keep Pace With Rapid Growth

NEW YORK and SHANGHAI, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Argosy International Inc., the leading supplier of advanced composites and related materials to the Asia Pacific aerospace industry, created and filled two new management positions to keep pace with its rapid growth; it was announced today by Paul Marks, Chairman and CEO of Argosy. The company's average annual growth rate over the past 5 years was 30%.

Ms. Michelle Chen, formerly the Director of Human Resources in Asia for Owens-Illinois, was appointed Global Human Resources Director and has joined Argosy's Executive Leadership Team. Ms. Chen will be based in Shanghai and will report to Richard Rocco, President and COO of Argosy based in New York. Ms. Chen earned her MBA degree from BI Norwegian School of Management at Fudan University and her Bachelor's degree in Foreign Trade from Beijing Language University. She is also a certified GE Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. S.K. Hong, formerly Managing Director of Argosy's operations in Korea, was promoted to the new position of Asia Pacific Sales Director and will oversee Argosy's commercial organization in mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and India. Mr. Hong will report to Ryan Flugel, Argosy's Vice President, Sales and Marketing, who is based in Seattle, Washington.

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Argosy is the exclusive distributor of Cytec Aerospace Materials and Cytec Process Materials to the aerospace industry in Asia (excluding Japan). Argosy manufactures aluminum honeycomb in a joint venture with Xian Aircraft Corp. and is licensed by Akzo Nobel to formulate coatings for the aerospace industry in China. Argosy also has a logistics division that operates globally and has special capabilities such as handling hazmat and temperature sensitive materials.

Argosy International Inc., founded in New York in 1988, has established long-standing relationships with the world's leading aerospace materials manufacturers to ensure the supply of specialty materials and services. Argosy serves a diverse group of markets, focusing on aerospace and as well as automotive, transportation, and sporting goods. Argosy supplies specialty chemical and composite products including tooling resins, adhesives, coatings, potting compounds, specialty tapes, film adhesives, honeycomb, sealants and prepregs. Argosy's worldwide organization has offices and facilities in the United States, Japan, mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, India and Europe (France). Argosy's quality management system is certified to AS9120:2009, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C standards.


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