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Lord Corporation’s Scott Durso Served as Panelist at N.C. Federal Advanced Technologies Symposium

LORD Senior Scientist Presented at Conference, Co-Hosted by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Addressing Future Advanced Technology Needs for The Department of Defense

Cary, NC, May 15, 2013 --( LORD Corporation ( has announced that Scott Durso, senior staff engineer, served as a panelist at the N.C. Federal Advanced Technologies Symposium on Thursday, May 9 at the McKimmon Center at NC State University. Hosted by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the North Carolina Military Foundation, the University of North Carolina, and the Institute for Defense and Business, the Federal Advanced Technologies Symposium focused on the future of advanced technology needs for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies that have a presence in the state. The symposium attracted more than 270 participants from businesses and research organizations across North Carolina.

Durso served as a panelist to discuss Aerospace and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems. These systems combine modern materials, advanced sensors, and networking technologies to offer breakthrough capabilities to the warfighter, including rapid force deployment, intelligence collection, and payload delivery. Durso is part of the LORD team that developed LORD UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection of composite structures. Other panelists included: moderator Dr. Ashok Gopalarathnam, NC State University; Dr. Anthony Sharp, Elizabeth City State University; CDR Steven McGee, P.E., United States Coast Guard; Rick Vosburgh, Physical Devices LLC; Michael Rogers, Carolina Unmanned Vehicles; and Dr. Simon Senibi, Simontic Composite Inc.

Additional panel discussions at the symposium included: advanced materials manufacturing, cyber and advanced analytics, biotechnologies, medical technologies, tactical energy solutions, human/social sciences and behavioral dynamics, and ground vehicles and robotics.

"North Carolina is a great place to grow a technology-driven defense business," said Scott Dorney, executive director of the North Carolina Military Business Center. “LORD Corporation is a great example of the leading companies delivering new innovation and jobs to North Carolina’s economy."

“I am honored to have been able to serve as a panelist for the N.C. Federal Advanced Technologies Symposium,” said Durso. “Every year, this symposium plays an integral role in bringing the defense industry’s top minds together to address technological research and development initiatives that serve those who protect our country.”

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With global reach and extensive technical capabilities, LORD has the ability to work on complex formulations, balancing contradictory property and process requirements to deliver the solutions that meet customer and market demands. LORD builds on its more than 85 year history with a track record of successful long-term partnerships with technology leaders in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive, electronics to industrial heavy equipment. Founded in 1924, LORD Corporation is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical devices and electromechanical systems to control vibration, motion and noise; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives, coatings and electronic materials; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With global headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $860 million, LORD has manufacturing facilities in eight countries and more than 90 sales and support centers. LORD Corporation employs more than 2,900 worldwide. Visit for more information.

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