Ceramic Protection Corporation - Corporation Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer



    Symbol: CEP
    Exchange: TSX

    CALGARY, June 19 /CNW/ -Ceramic Protection Corporation ("CPC" or "the
Corporation"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of advanced ballistic
protective products, today announced that Douglas K. Stafford has been
promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation.
    Doug Stafford brings 30 years of experience across three manufacturing
industries and a broad range of business acumen that includes leadership roles
in the functional areas of Sales, Marketing, Dealer Development, Operations,
International Business, Strategic Planning and General Management. Prior to
joining Protective Products International, Doug was the Vice President of
Resource America, a $200 million division of Interface Inc. In this role, he
had General Management and P&L responsibility for twelve business units,
strategically positioned throughout the USA. Prior to Interface, Doug was
Managing Director and CEO of Steelcase United Kingdom, a $100 million
subsidiary of Steelcase, Inc. In this role, he had general management and P&L
responsibility for a stand-alone business unit that distributed products
throughout Europe. Doug holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from
Pepperdine University and is a seasoned business leader with a proven track
record of creating and executing successful growth strategies.
    "The hallmark of Doug's corporate management career has been operational
excellence. He brings exceptional leadership credentials and a proven track
record of success that will assist the Corporation in meeting and exceeding
our shareholders' and customers' expectations. Doug is a distinguished
addition to the corporate management team and will be of tremendous value as
we continue to expand and grow our business," stated Mr. Stephen Giordanella,
Chief Executive Officer.

    Business of the Corporation

    Ceramic Protection Corporation, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, with offices in Newark, Delaware and Sunrise, Florida, USA, is a
certified manufacturer and distributor of advanced materials for use in the
ballistic protection marketplace. The Corporation manufactures a wide range of
products used to provide protection for personnel and vehicles, including a
wide range of ceramic armour products and multiple composite-based products.
In conjunction with its wholly owned subsidiary Ceramic Protection Corporation
of America of Newark, Delaware, the Corporation also manufactures a wide range
of boron carbide, silicon carbide and polyethylene products for use in
personnel armour systems. PPI of Sunrise, Florida, manufactures a growing
range of soft armour products for the law enforcement and military markets.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This release may contain forward looking statements including
expectations of future sales, cash flow, and earnings. These statements are
based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated. These risks
include, but are not limited to, uncertainties associated with the defense
industry, commodity prices, exchange rate fluctuations, and risks resulting
from potential delays, appeals or changes related to government orders in the
defense sector.
    The Corporation depends on reliable supplies of high quality source
materials used in the manufacturing of armour products, including aramid
fabrics and polyethylene materials, and works actively with key suppliers to
ensure that requirements and demands for these materials are anticipated and
properly met. The foregoing is not exhaustive and other risks are detailed
from time to time in other disclosure filings of the Corporation.
    Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
stated assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect,
actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated,
believed, estimated or expected. The reader is also referred to other
uncertainties and risks discussed in detail in the MD&A section of the
Corporation's December 31, 2006 Annual Report dated March 20, 2007 and also
the Corporation's Annual Information Form.
    In light of certain sensitive aspects in regard to customers and
products, the Corporation may choose not to disclose all information related
to the purchasers of its products, such as government agencies, countries or
other end-users. Armour products destined for export which are manufactured in
Canada must first be approved by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
and International Trade. Products manufactured for export in the United States
must be approved for export by the appropriate government agencies. Other
armour sales may be made to recognized domestic agencies such as the military
and those involved in local, provincial, or national law enforcement and
homeland security matters.

    
    Mr. Steve Giordanella                Mr. Larry Moeller
    Chief Executive Officer              Chairman
    

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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations: Analyst and investor
relations calls should be addressed to Ms. Grimie Villarreal, Corporate
Investor Relations, at (954) 846-8222. Interested parties are also referred to
the Corporation's website www.cerpro.com for further information about the
Corporation, its products and other recent announcements

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