Brooks Utility Products Names Erick Rudaitis New Director of Engineering

Farmington Hills, Mich., September 6, 2011 – Erick Rudaitis has joined Brooks Utility Products as Director of Engineering where he will direct the company's research and development efforts.

With a robust background in all aspects of mechanical and electrical design, as well as experience with integrated circuitry and communications, Rudaitis will lead Brooks' efforts to support existing products and the design of new Smart Grid products for future growth initiatives.

Previous positions have developed Rudaitis' experience with both the management and development of engineering teams for multiple companies with diverse design requirements. He began his career with General Motors and has also held management positions with SMC Corp and Q Straint.

"Enginee ring excellence and new product design has traditionally been the hallmark of strength for BUP", said Jeff Hanft, President of Brooks Utility Products. "Erick is not only well-suited to continue this tradition, but to take our product development team to an even higher level of distinction."

Rudaitis earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Siena Heights University. He also currently holds five U.S. patents, with an additional five patents pending in both mechanical and electrical design.

About Brooks Utility Products:

Brooks Utility Products manufactures and supplies a complete line of metering related products for the utility industry. Brooks UP is part of the Tyden Group of companies, providers of innovative and customized security solutions and product identification technology. For more information about Brooks UP, visit

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