General Donlee Canada Inc. Appoints Hugh MacDiarmid to Board of Directors

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - General Donlee Canada Inc. ("General Donlee" or the "Company") (TSX:GDI), a leading solutions provider of complex machined precision products serving the Aerospace, Nuclear and Oil and Gas industries, today announced that Hugh MacDiarmid has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors effective February 8, 2013.

Hugh MacDiarmid has a broad range of executive experience in the energy, transportation and technology sectors.  He served most recently as President & CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; previously, he served as President & CEO of Laidlaw Transit Inc., Executive Vice-President, Commercial of Canadian Pacific Railway and President & CEO of Lumonics Inc.  He was also a Principal with McKinsey & Company earlier in his career.  He has extensive board experience in the private, public and volunteer sectors.  Hugh earned his HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Commenting on Mr. MacDiarmid's appointment, Ken Laver, Chair of the Company's Governance and Compensation Committee, said, "We are pleased to have Hugh join the Company's Board of Directors. Hugh has tremendous experience in a variety of industries that will provide an excellent complement to the experience of our other Board members. In particular, the Company will benefit from Hugh's intimate knowledge of the Canadian nuclear industry as we implement our strategy of growing General Donlee's business in this industrial sector."

About General Donlee Canada Inc.

General Donlee Canada Inc. is a leading diversified manufacturer of precision-machined products for the military, commercial and general aerospace industries, and a specialist in the manufacture of precision-machined products for the oil & gas, nuclear, industrial products and power generation industries. General Donlee's operating strategy focuses on targeting niche markets for products that are aligned with its sophisticated manufacturing capabilities and skilled workforce.

SOURCE: General Donlee Canada Inc.

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