API Technologies Hires New Vice President of Worldwide Sales: Strategic Sales Executive with Successful Track Record in High Performance Electronics for Defense and Commercial Customers

ORLANDO, Fla.– (PR Newswire) – June 11, 2015 - API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave, power, and security solutions today announced that Don Barnas has been named the Company’s new Vice President Worldwide Sales, effective June 8, 2015. In this role, Mr. Barnas will lead the Company’s worldwide sales, customer service, and field engineering teams to drive customer adoption of API’s full range of subsystem, module, and component products.

Bob Tavares, President and CEO of API, said: “Don is a seasoned professional with a demonstrated track record of sales growth in the commercial and defense markets. His impactful leadership will accelerate activity at key accounts and target market segments to drive sales and pipeline expansion, which will enable API to deliver top line growth and shareholder value. I am pleased to welcome Don to API and look forward to his leadership and contributions to our growth initiatives.”

Mr. Barnas joins API Technologies with nearly thirty years of experience in highly engineered technologies spanning RF, microwave, and microelectronics. Most recently, Mr. Barnas served as Vice President of Sales – Americas, for Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Company, where he led a team of over 100 sales professionals and field application engineers. Mr. Barnas has also held leadership roles in sales, business development, and engineering design at Aethercomm, M/A-COM, and General Dynamics Corporation. Mr. Barnas holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

About API Technologies Corp.

API Technologies (NASDAQ: ATNY) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance systems, subsystems, modules, and components for technically demanding RF, microwave, millimeterwave, electromagnetic, power, and security applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, API Technologies products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers in the areas of commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, C4ISR, missile defense, harsh environments, satellites, and space. Learn more about API Technologies and our products at www.apitech.com.

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