Schafer Corporation Appoints General Kevin Chilton to Board of Directors

  Schafer Corporation Appoints General Kevin Chilton to Board of Directors

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- January 10, 2013

Schafer Corporation, a leading provider of scientific, engineering, and
technical services and products applied to defeating national security
threats, today announced that General Kevin P. Chilton (USAF, retired) has
joined the Company’s Board of Directors.

Schafer Corporation Appoints General Kevin Chilton to Board of Directors
(Photo: Business Wire)

Schafer Corporation Appoints General Kevin Chilton to Board of Directors
(Photo: Business Wire)

General Chilton, a retired four-star general with the United States Air Force,
completed his 34+ year Air Force career as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command
from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for
all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and the Department of
Defense’s space and cyberspace operations including U.S. Cyber Command. Prior
to this assignment, General Chilton commanded at the wing, numbered air force,
major command, and unified combatant command levels including serving as
commander of Air Force Space Command from 2006 to 2007. He flew operational
assignments in the R-4C and F-15 and, as an Air Force Test Pilot, conducted
weapons testing in various models of the F-4 and F-15. He also served 11 years
as a NASA astronaut, where he flew as commander of STS-76, his third Space
Shuttle mission, and served as the Deputy Program Manager for Operations for
the International Space Station Program.

“General Chilton is one of the foremost experts in many of the most important
and highly-sophisticated technical areas within the space and national
security sectors,” said Michael Griffin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Schafer Corporation. “We look forward to his leadership and contribution as
Schafer Corporation continues its 40-year history of supporting high-priority
programs in these technical areas.”

“I am excited about joining Schafer Corporation’s Board of Directors and look
forward to working with Mike and his exceptional team to assist the company as
it continues to provide innovative ideas and solutions that address important
national security challenges,” General Chilton added.

General Chilton is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy, a
Columbia University Guggenheim Fellow, and a distinguished graduate of the US
Air Force pilot training and test pilot schools.

About Schafer Corporation

Schafer Corporation is a provider of scientific, engineering, and technical
services and products applied to defeating national security threats. The
Company has a national footprint supporting mission-critical programs for
customers including the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), United States
Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), National Aeronautics & Space
Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National
Security Agency (NSA). The Company has been widely recognized for its
technical expertise and ability to provide objective analysis that leads to
the development of innovative, problem-solving solutions. For more
information, please visit www.schafercorp.com.

About Metalmark Capital

Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm whose principals have a
long track record of successful investing in targeted sectors, with particular
focus and competence in energy/natural resources, industrials, healthcare, and
defense/government services. Metalmark Capital seeks to build long-term value
through active and supportive partnerships with the companies and management
teams in which it invests. Metalmark Capital, which is an investment center of
Citi Capital Advisors, is currently investing its latest fund with
$2.5billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit
www.metalmarkcapital.com.

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Contact:

Schafer Corporation
Patricia Millican, 703-516-6098
pmillican@schafertmd.com
or
The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Chuck Dohrenwend, 212-371-5999
cod@abmac.com
or
Luke Barrett, 212-371-5999
lpb@abmac.com
 
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