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August 9, 2012

Astrotech appoints chief financial officer


Astrotech Corporation announced Aug. 9 that it has appointed Carlisle “Kirk” Kirkpatrick as chief financial officer.

Kirkpatrick’s appointment is effective as of Aug. 9, and follows the departure of John Porter as the company’s CFO.

“The board and I are delighted to welcome Mr. Kirkpatrick to AstrotechCorporation,” said Thomas B. Pickens III, chairman and CEO. “The company and its shareholders are fortunate to have someone of his caliber join our executive leadership. Kirk has significant expertise as a senior financial executive and he brings the right skill set to the team.”

From November 2010 to July 2012, Kirkpatrick served as a managing director of IncuHive, LLC, a business incubator focused on developing early and middle stage companies in the mobile commerce and risk solutions space.

From November 2006 to November 2010, Kirkpatrick served as executive vice president and CFO of Authentium, Inc. In that capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial matters, including financial reporting and accounting, cash management and financing.

From January 2001 to November 2006, Kirkpatrick served as vice president, Corporate Development with Seisint, later acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions (a division of Reed Elsevier), and was responsible for the company’s middle market M&A activities and FP&A group. From July 1998 to January 2001, Kirkpatrick served as a managing principal and a founding member of Accenture’s venture capital group, which managed $500 million in partner capital and invested in over 100 high-tech companies worldwide.

“I am very pleased to join Astrotech Corporation as its CFO,” said Kirkpatrick. “The company has some tremendous opportunities and I will strive to maximize the value that is being created. The company is poised for growth and I look forward to being part of the team.”

Kirkpatrick’s appointment follows Porter`s separation from Astrotech, which was effective Aug. 3, 2012. Speaking on behalf of the board of cirectors, Pickens said, “We very much appreciate John`s efforts and his service to Astrotech Corporation since his appointment in 2009. John has been an important member of our leadership team and made a number of substantial contributions to Astrotech Corporation during his tenure.”

 




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