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  
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.  
Everett V. Pizzuti
Joseph P. O'Connell
Tel: 800-343-4039 
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