Astro-Med, Inc. Elects Harold Schofield to Its Board of

Astro-Med, Inc. Elects Harold Schofield to Its Board of Directors  WEST WARWICK, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 --   Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) announced that Harold Schofield was elected to its Board of Directors at the Company's Annual Meeting on May 15, 2012.  Mr. Schofield is an internationally recognized authority in electronic printing and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars over the past 25 years. Mr. Schofield was President, CEO, and founder of Atlantek Incorporated, a manufacturer of printers for photo ID cards, for driver's licenses and other security ID photo uses. After selling the company to Zebra Technologies in 2003, he served as Vice President & General Manager of Zebra-Atlantek until 2005 when he retired to pursue independent consulting and new business development interests.  Mr. Schofield is the co-founder and co-producer of the Annual Thermal Printing Conference together with the Information Management Institute (IMI). He has authored numerous articles and white papers on many aspects of thermal printing and security printing, including "The Future of Thermal Papers," which was published last year by Pira International as a multi-client study.   "We are very pleased to welcome Harry to the Astro-Med Board," said Everett V. Pizzuti, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His leadership and innovation in thermal printing technology along with his entrepreneurial experience with manufacturing and marketing printing systems will bring a new dimension of expertise to the Astro-Med board.  Prior to founding Atlantek, Mr. Schofield was Design Engineering Manager at Gulton Industries where he was responsible for design and development of thermal printers, plotters and chart recorders. In this capacity Mr. Schofield pioneered many of the early product and technology advances in thermal printing. He received his BSEE degree from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1972.   About Astro-Med, Inc.   Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty high tech printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement data acquisition systems. Astro-Med, Inc. products are sold under the brand names Astro-Med(R), Grass(R) Technologies, and QuickLabel(R) Systems, and are employed  around the world in a wide range of aerospace, medical, military, industrial, and packaging applications. Astro-Med, Inc. is a member of the Russell Microcap(R) Index. Additional information is available by visiting www.Astro-MedInc.com.   Safe Harbor Statement  This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY2012 Annual Report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   Contact:  Everett V. Pizzuti CEO  Joseph P. O'Connell CFO Tel: 800-343-4039  www.Astro-MedInc.com     
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