Two New Executives Join Sutron Corporation

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STERLING, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) -  Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN), a global leader in hydrological, meteorological, oceanic and emergency management monitoring, control, warning and forecasting systems, is pleased to announce that Dr. Fred P. Lewis has accepted the position as the Senior Vice President of its MeteoStar Division in Englewood, Colorado. Sutron also appointed Deepak Gupta as its new Business Development Engineer in charge of sales and marketing for Sutron Hydromet Systems Private Ltd. in India.

Dr. Lewis's distinguished credentials as a renowned meteorologist include many vital leadership positions within the U.S. Air Force spanning a career of more than 30-years. In 1996 he was named Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for USAF Air and Space Operations. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Lewis accepted a position with IPS MeteoStar. In 2005, he returned to the U.S. Air Force and from 2007 to 2013 Dr. Lewis once again became the Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements. Most recently, he held the title of Director of Policy and Resources, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, in Washington, D.C. 

In addition to his robust experience with the Air Force, through his previous experience at IPS MeteoStar, Dr. Lewis is knowledgeable about Sutron's MeteoStar Division, its mission and unique strategic capabilities. As Vice President and President of IPS MeteoStar in Aurora, Colorado (acquired by Sutron in 2012) for five years ending in 2005, Dr. Lewis spearheaded significant achievements in the field of meteorology related to the weather operations of commercial airlines, military organizations, environmental and emergency management customers both domestically and around the world.

Dr. Raul McQuivey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sutron, said, "Dr. Lewis is a tremendous addition to the Sutron management team. His 30 years of experience, proven leadership and market knowledge will greatly benefit the MeteoStar division. We believe that our MeteoStar Division has untapped potential as a leading edge provider of a full spectrum of Weather Forecasting and Display Systems, Weather Data Processing Systems and Solutions capable of supporting operational and decision-making requirements of many government and private sector organizations. We further believe that Dr. Lewis will help unlock that potential and bring MeteoStar's full value to the market place. I consider Sutron's acquisition of MeteoStar complete now that we have the leadership of Dr. Fred P. Lewis."

Mr. Deepak Gupta has also joined the Company as Senior Business Development Engineer in charge of all sales and marketing activities for Sutron Hydromet Systems Private Limited, India. Mr. Gupta has established a deep and expanding customer base in the meteorological and hydrological markets in India and has been very successful in selling and marketing to these customers. Dr. Raul McQuivey commented, "With a solidly successful track record as Marketing and Sales Manager in the hydromet instruments and systems industry, we are confident that Mr. Gupta will accelerate revenues in India using our Sutron solutions-based approach and state of the art products. We expect Mr. Gupta will assume the responsibilities of our in-country India Manager in the near future." 

About Sutron Corporation

Since 1975 Sutron has provided solutions to collect, measure, transmit and display critical data for Air, Water, Weather, Oceanic and Geotechnical applications. Sutron's 70,000 stations and data collection networks successfully operate on every continent, in every climate and on every ocean worldwide, providing critical real-time environmental data. Sutron products and networks offer complete system integrity from engineering and design to manufacturing, installation, software and support services. Sutron's real-time networks use Iridium and geostationary satellites, phone, Ethernet, radio and cellular telemetry for primary and redundant communications. Learn more at www.sutron.com.

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