1/2006– Raymond Daddazio Appointed New CEO of Weidlinger Associates, Inc.; Former Director of Weidlinger's Applied Science Group Takes Helm

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2006--The international engineering firm Weidlinger Associates, Inc. has appointed Dr. Raymond Daddazio to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2006. Dr. Daddazio succeeds Dr. Jeremy Isenberg, who served in this role from 1993 through 2005.

"We are extremely pleased to have Ray Daddazio as our new Chief Executive Officer," said Dr. Isenberg. "The board of directors was impressed with the depth of Ray's experience. His proven leadership and passion for the company makes him a natural successor."

Having spent the major part of his career with Weidlinger Associates, Daddazio is committed to the firm's growth and to preserving the firm's culture of excellence and creativity. "Weidlinger's staff has incredible technological strength. With that comes the ability to find solutions to difficult problems and the practical experience to implement them," commented Daddazio. He is particularly proud of Weidlinger's commitment as engineers to creating a built environment that is greener and safer.

Since 1996, Daddazio has been director of the Applied Science Division at Weidlinger, responsible for significant contracts with the Department of Defense in the areas of shock and vibration, extreme loadings on structures and risk assessment.

Daddazio is Weidlinger's principal liaison with the U.S. government's Technical Support Working Group's Physical Security Program, which identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates interagency and international research and development requirements for combating terrorism. Nationally, he is working with the Department of Defense to develop and test new strategies for protection of military and civilian facilities.

Daddazio is a recognized expert in the field of structural response to extreme loadings and has published numerous technical papers in the fields of nonlinear structural analysis, low frequency structural acoustics, structural optimization, underwater shock analysis of surface ships and submarines, and vibration control. He is a graduate of Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and a licensed professional engineer.

Weidlinger Associates, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that provides services in buildings, bridges, facilities and infrastructure, and advanced technology for worldwide projects. For more than 55 years, the firm has achieved worldwide recognition for its practical and innovative design solutions and long-standing commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in engineering. Headquartered in New York City, the firm has offices in the United States and United Kingdom. For more information please see www.weidlinger.com