Firan Technology Group Corporation (FTG) Announces Further Strengthening of the Management Team


Firan Technology Group Corporation (FTG) Announces Further Strengthening of the Management Team

FTG announced today the promotion of Michael Labrador to Vice President and General Manager, FTG Circuits – Chatsworth. After more than 20 years successfully running that facility, Tim Snodgrass has decided to pursue his many other interests more fully. “We are disappointed to see Tim leave and we very much appreciate everything Tim has accomplished. We wish him well in his future activities”, remarked Brad Bourne, President and CEO, FTG Corporation.

Mr. Labrador brings many years of experience in the printed circuit board industry including time with Hadco, Sanmina, Coretec, and most recently as Director, Operations at FTG Circuits – Toronto. He has demonstrated outstanding operational skills over the last 18 months in significantly improving all aspects of FTG”s operations in Toronto. “We have aggressive growth plans for our Chatsworth facility and Mike”s knowledge and experience will be invaluable in bringing these to fruition”, noted Mr. Bourne.

After a rigorous executive search process, Mr. Jag Sharma has been hired as Director, Manufacturing to fill the vacancy created in Toronto. Mr. Sharma brings extensive manufacturing experience from many industries including automotive. He has led many Lean manufacturing initiatives and has his Six Sigma Black Belt. “I am excited about Jag”s skill set and I believe his leadership abilities will enable our Toronto facility to continue to pursue our goal of Operational Excellence”, added Mr. Bourne.


FTG is an aerospace and defense electronics product and subsystem supplier to the North American marketplace. FTG has two operating units.

FTG Circuits is a manufacturer of high technology/high reliability printed circuit boards. Our customers are leaders in the aviation, defense, and high technology industries. FTG Circuits has operations in Toronto, Ontario and Chatsworth, California.

FTG Aerospace manufactures illuminated cockpit panels, keyboards and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers of avionics products as well as airframe manufacturers.
The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FTG.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on the current expectations of management of the Company and inherently involve numerous risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, including economic factors and the Company”s industry, generally. The preceding list is not exhaustive of all possible factors. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual events and results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements made by the Company. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors carefully when making decisions with respect to the Company and not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

For further information please contact:

Bradley C. Bourne,
President and CEO
Tel: (416) 299-4000 x314
Firan Technology Group Corporation

Joseph R. Ricci,
Vice President and CFO
Tel:(416) 299-4000 x309
Firan Technology Group Corporation

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