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CIRCOR International Promotes Michael Dill to Group Vice President - CIRCOR Aerospace

BURLINGTON, Mass., Apr 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), a leading provider of valves and other highly engineered products for the industrial, aerospace and energy markets, today announced that Michael Dill has been promoted to Group Vice President for CIRCOR Aerospace. Effective April 25, Dill will be responsible for CIRCOR's world-wide aerospace business and will report directly to Bill Higgins, CIRCOR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dill, who currently serves as CIRCOR Aerospace VP of Business Development & Strategy, replaces Christopher R. Celtruda, who has accepted a new role as President of Gardner Denver, Inc.'s $1.1 billion Industrial Products Group.

"We have worked hard to develop strong and deep leadership talent at each of our business segments," said Higgins. "As a result of our commitment to succession planning, we have an experienced executive, Michael Dill, ready to step in and seamlessly lead CIRCOR Aerospace. Michael's extensive industry and CIRCOR experience will enable him to maintain CIRCOR Aerospace's high level of customer service and operational excellence. We wish Chris continued success and thank him for his contributions to CIRCOR."

Dill joined CIRCOR Aerospace in 2009 from Parker Hannifin where he served as Business Unit Director, Fuel and Oil System Aerospace Products. Prior to that, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Shaw Aero Devices, a manufacturer of fuel system components. Mr. Dill, who earned a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Management degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, is an expert in lean manufacturing systems and operational excellence.

About CIRCOR International, Inc.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets valves and other highly engineered products for the industrial, aerospace and energy markets. With more than 7,000 customers in over 100 countries, CIRCOR has a diversified product portfolio with recognized, market-leading brands. CIRCOR's culture, built on the CIRCOR Business System, is defined by the Company's commitment to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent and pursuing continuous improvement in all aspects of its business and operations. The Company's strategy includes growing organically by investing in new, differentiated products; adding value to component products; and increasing the development of mission-critical subsystems and solutions. CIRCOR also plans to leverage its strong balance sheet to acquire strategically complementary businesses. For more information, visit the Company's investor relations web site at http://investors.circor.com.

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SOURCE: CIRCOR International, Inc.

CIRCOR International
Frederic M. Burditt, 781-270-1200
Chief Financial Officer
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