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American Science and Engineering, Inc. Names Charles P. Dougherty as President and CEO



American Science and Engineering, Inc. Names Charles P. Dougherty as President
                                   and CEO

Built Major Technology Businesses at General Instrument, Motorola and Tyco
Electronics

PR Newswire

BILLERICA, Mass., March 14, 2013

BILLERICA, Mass., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Science and
Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (NASDAQ: ASEI), a leading supplier of innovative
X-ray detection solutions for government agencies, corporations and military
organizations worldwide, today announced that Charles P. Dougherty has been
named President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Anthony R. Fabiano, who
is retiring.

Dougherty will become CEO on April 8, 2013.  The company's directors plan to
elect him to the board that day.

Dougherty, 50, has been building telecommunications, fiber-optic and
electronics-manufacturing businesses for more than 30 years.  He most recently
was President of Tyco Electronic Corp.'s Communications and Industrial
Segment, a global manufacturing business that annually sells $4.5 billion
worth of products in the industrial, telecommunications, consumer-electronics,
medical-devices and solar-energy markets. 

"AS&E is known globally for its world-class inspection technologies that are a
critical part of keeping us safe from terrorism," said Dougherty.  "I'm eager
to join the company and help it to remain in the forefront of the design,
manufacture and global marketing of its crucially important products."

Dougherty began his career at General Instrument, where in the 1980s he helped
build one of the country's leading broadband networking businesses.  When
General Instrument was acquired by Motorola in 2000, he took charge of
Motorola's Voice-Over IP capability and built it into Motorola's Voice and
Data Solutions, a premier provider of end-to-end IP networking businesses
today. 

In 2006, Dougherty joined Tyco International Corp., heading its $1 billion
dollar wireless segment. Dougherty led the restructuring of the Tyco
Electronics Wireless group that sells hardened communications technologies to
public-safety agencies and first responders.  Tyco Electronics divested the
public-safety unit to Harris Corp. in 2009 at which time Dougherty joined
Harris Corp.  In 2010, Dougherty rejoined Tyco Electronics to manage and
restructure the $4.5 billion Communications and Industrial Segment.

Denis R. Brown, Chairman of the AS&E Board, said, "We are particularly excited
by Mr. Dougherty's experience building technology businesses with operations
and markets around the world.  We look forward to collaborating closely with
him as he works to expand our company's technology, revenue and global
marketing reach." 

Dougherty received a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the Wharton
School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's of
Business Administration from Villanova University.

About AS&E
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is a leading worldwide supplier
of innovative X-ray inspection systems.  With over 50 years of experience in
developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company's product line
utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter
technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and
dual energy transmission X-ray.  These technologies offer superior X-ray
threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives,
dirty bombs and nuclear devices.  AS&E's complete range of products include
cargo inspection systems for port and border security, baggage screening
systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger
screening systems.  AS&E® systems protect high-threat facilities and help
combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, illegal
immigration, and people smuggling.  AS&E customers include leading government
agencies, border authorities, military bases, airports and corporations
worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), UK Border Agency (UKBA), Hong Kong
Customs, and Abu Dhabi Customs.  For more information on AS&E products and
technologies, please visit www.as-e.com.

Public Relations Contact:
Dana Harris                                       Laura Berman
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.                  American Science and
                                                  Engineering, Inc.
978-440-8392                                      978-262-8700
dana@redjavelin.com                               lberman@as-e.com

Safe Harbor Statement: The foregoing press release contains statements
concerning AS&E's financial performance, markets and business operations that
may be considered "forward-looking" under applicable securities laws.  AS&E
wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might
differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements.
Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the
following: significant reductions, delays or cancellations (in full or in
part) in procurements of the Company's systems by the United States and other
governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated
into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual
property used by the Company; limitations under certain laws on the Company's
ability to protect its own intellectual property; potential product liability
claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect
public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other
contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and
private organizations to fund purchases of the Company's products to address
such threats; the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including
human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to
accommodate any future growth; technical problems and other delays that could
impact new product development and the Company's ability to adapt to changes
in technology and customer requirements; competitive pressures; lengthy sales
cycles both in United States government procurement and procurement abroad; 
future delays in federal funding, the market price of the company's stock
prevailing from time to time, the nature of other investment opportunities
presented to the company from time to time,  the company's cash flows from
operations and market and general economic conditions. These and certain other
factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E's periodic reports and
registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes
no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed
assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future
operating results, financial condition or business over time. Readers are
further advised to review the "Risk Factors" set forth in the Company's most
recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K,  which further detail and supplement the
factors described in this Safe Harbor Statement.  Among other disclosures, the
Risk Factors disclose risks pertaining to that portion of the Company's
business that is dependent on United States government contracting as well as
international customers.

SOURCE American Science and Engineering, Inc.
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