August 24, 2016 7:29 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Ceradyne, Inc.

Company Overview

Ceradyne Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of technical ceramic products, powders, and components for defense, industrial, automotive/diesel, and commercial applications in the U.S. Its customers include the federal government, prime government contractors, and industrial, automotive, diesel, and commercial manufacturers in domestic and international markets. Ceradyne was founded in 1967 and is based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

3169 Red Hill Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

United States

Founded in 1967

2,112 Employees

Key Executives for Ceradyne, Inc.

President and Director
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Age: 62
President of North American Operations
Age: 61
Vice President and President of Semicon Associates
Age: 51
Vice President of Human Resources
Age: 59
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ceradyne, Inc. Key Developments

Ceradyne, Inc. Wins Contract for 177,000 Body Armor Plates

Ceradyne, Inc. announced that the company has been awarded a $92.7 million body-armor contract by Defense Logistics Agency for delivery of 177,000 pieces. The plates are designed to meet stringent performance requirements outlined by the U.S. Department of Defense. Production and deliveries are expected to begin in 2016.

Ceradyne Inc. Wins $92.74 Million Federal Contract

Ceradyne Inc. won a $92,737,639.56 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, for clothing, individual equipment and insignia.

Ceradyne, Inc. Provides the U.S. Army with Ballistic Armor Inserts for Tactical Vests

Ceradyne Inc. is providing the U.S. Army with ballistic armor inserts for tactical vests. The order for next-generation lightweight enhanced small arms protective inserts, or ESAPI, body armor is a $34 million contract modification, issued under the Army's Soldier Protection Systems Vital Torso Protection program.

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