Transcat Strengthens Sales Team

Robert Flack Named Vice President, Business Development

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| Source: Transcat, Inc.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transcat, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRNS) ("Transcat" or the "Company"), a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and compliance services and distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, announced that Rob Flack has joined Transcat as Vice President, Business Development. In this role, Mr. Flack will be responsible for corporate and business development and will report to Lee Rudow, Transcat's President and CEO.

Mr. Flack brings more than 15 years of industry experience and specific knowledge in strategic planning, business development, acquisitions and laboratory operations. Most recently, Mr. Flack worked at Flack Consulting/ADG Creative and Tektronix Service Solutions where he had been Director of Sales for the Americas. Prior to that, he spent eleven years at Davis Calibration in varying leadership roles to include Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Business Development.  

Lee Rudow commented, "Rob is one of the most knowledgeable, well-known and respected professionals within our industry. He has demonstrated a track record of achievement and will play a key role in the execution of our strategic growth plan to help grow the Service business at a double-digit rate and to realize the inherent leverage in our business model. Beyond his expertise, Rob is a great cultural fit at Transcat and we're excited to have him on our senior leadership team."

"I am excited to join Transcat and am privileged to work with a group so committed to delivering differentiated value to the services market," said Rob Flack.

Rob earned his Executive MBA from Loyola's Sellinger School of Business. He succeeds John Harms who has departed Transcat to pursue other opportunities.

ABOUT TRANSCAT

Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and compliance services including analytical instrument qualifications, equipment and process validation. Targeted industries include life science, biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and other FDA-regulated industries, industrial manufacturing, energy and utilities, chemical manufacturing and other industries. Throughout its 18 strategically located centers of excellence in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Transcat delivers precise services with reliable turn-around times. The breadth and depth of measurement parameters addressed by Transcat's ISO/IEC 17025 scopes of accreditation are believed to be among the best in the industry.

In addition, Transcat operates as a leading distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation. Through its Distribution segment, Transcat markets and distributes premier and propriety brand instruments to nearly 15,000 customers. The Company offers access to more than 25,000 test, measurement and control products.

Transcat's growth strategy is to expand its service and distribution platform comprised of a balanced suite of test products and analytical, calibration, compliance, and validation services. The goal is to deliver specialized technical services with a quality assurance approach, which maximizes document accuracy and on-time job delivery. Transcat answers the call with cGMP, GLP, and GXP compliant services. Transcat can provide life science companies with a reliable alternative service and product solution to the OEMs and to the "generalist" service providers who cannot meet the client's specialized needs.

More information about Transcat can be found on its website at: www.transcat.com

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