API Technologies' CEO Steve Pudles Elected Vice Chairman of the IPC Board of

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., April 14 /CNW/ -- API Technologies Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a prime contractor in engineered systems, components and secure communications to the global defense and aerospace industries, announced today that its CEO, Stephen B. Pudles, was elected Vice Chairman of the IPC Board of Directors at its annual conference, IPC APEX EXPO(TM), held from April 6th-8th.

IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R), is a global trade association and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy for electronics companies. IPC standards are used worldwide to set quality benchmarks and facilitate innovation and cooperation throughout the electronics industry. Through its international expansion and lobbying efforts, IPC has become known as the voice of the electronics industry.

"Steve is a respected leader in the electronics industry and we are honored to have him as Vice Chairman," said IPC President & CEO Denny McGuirk. "His dedication and leadership to our organization and our membership has made him an invaluable asset."

Pudles has been a member of the IPC Board of Directors since 2000 and has served as secretary/treasurer for the past two years. In addition, he was a founding member of the Assembly Market Research Council Steering Committee, currently chairs the EMS Management Council, and previously chaired the IPC task group that created the IPC-D-326 standard on the documentation requirements for printed circuit assemblies. As Vice Chairman, he will serve a two-year term beginning immediately.

Pudles said, "Having been on the Board of IPC for the past ten years, I have been proud to be a part of the excellent work that the IPC has done in advancing our field. I look forward to continuing this work and helping set the tone for the organization's future."

About API Technologies Corp.

The Company is a prime contractor in sophisticated electronics, highly engineered systems, secure communications and electronic components and subsystems to the global defense and aerospace industry. API Technologies' customers include the governments of the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, NATO and the European Union, as well as many of the leading Fortune 500 companies. The Company is engaged in providing innovative design, engineering and manufacturing solutions to its customers. API Technologies trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitech.com.

About IPC

IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

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Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in the Company's Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include but are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, our ability to integrate and consolidate our operations, our ability to expand our operations in both new and existing markets, and the effect of growth on our infrastructure. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated. All information in this release is as of the date hereof. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


For further information: For further information: Jonathan Pollack, Executive Vice President of API Technologies Corp., +1-877-API-0-API, investors@apitech.com Web Site: http://www.apitech.com

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