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Ultra Electronics AMI adds 10 new staff, including new CEO

Ultra Electronics and the University of Michigan are two important aspects of Bill King's life, which is why the veteran executive decided to take the helm at the Ultra Electronics AMI, formerly Adaptive Materials.

King has spent 31 years working for Ultra Electronics and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1979. He is now the president of Ultra Electronics AMI, which is now a division of United Kingdom-based Ultra Electronics after it acquired Adaptive Materials.

"I am from Michigan," King says. "I want to retire in Michigan. I am 55 so I have another 10-12 years that I want to work. If I can give back to Ultra Electronics, which has been very good to me, and the University of Michigan, which also means a lot to me, that's what gets me excited."

Ultra Electronics AMI designs, tests and manufactures the future of portable power: solid oxide fuel cell technology. It's products are used by everything from military personnel to outdoor enthusiasts. The technology was spun out of Adaptive Materials, which was acquired by Ultra Electronics in early 2011. Ultra Electronics AMI currently employs 63 people and the occasional summer intern after hiring 10 people over the last year.

Source: Bill King, president of Ultra Electronics AMI
Writer: Jon Zemke
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