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July 17, 2019
Peter Cannito, Defense, Technology, and Government Services Executive, Joins AE Industrial Partners as Operating Partner

BOCA RATON, FL—July 17, 2019–AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm
specializing in control investments in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power
Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced today that Peter Cannito has joined
the firm as an Operating Partner, and he will also join the Board of Directors of AEI portfolio
company, Gryphon Technologies. Mr. Cannito brings more than 20 years of experience in the
defense, technology, and government services industries to AEI.

“We are excited to welcome Peter as a member of the AEI team,” said David Rowe, Managing
Partner of AEI. “Peter’s experience leading high-growth companies, shepherding defense,
technology, and government services companies through strategic transformations,
acquisitions, and integrations, along with his expertise with high-tech, critical systems for
companies in our core markets, will benefit AEI’s portfolio companies and our firm’s overall
strategic direction.”

Prior to joining AEI, Mr. Cannito served as the CEO of Polaris Alpha, a high-tech solutions
provider developing systems for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, with
specialized expertise in Space, Cyber, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Under Mr. Cannito’s
leadership, Polaris Alpha tripled in size in two years and successfully acquired and integrated
five high-tech add-ons. Previously, he held successive executive roles including CEO and COO at
EOIR Technologies, an advanced C4ISR solutions provider. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cannito led a
team of software and systems engineers at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on critical defense and
intelligence programs. Before that, he started a company focused on enterprise mobile

Mr. Cannito holds a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware, an MBA from the University
of Maryland, and he proudly served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

About AE Industrial Partners
AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government
Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets. AE Industrial Partners invests in
market-leading companies that can benefit from our deep industry knowledge, operating
experience, and relationships throughout our target markets. Learn more at

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