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Core Molding Technologies Promotes Eric L. Palomaki to Chief Operating Officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE American: CMT) (“Core Molding,” “Core” or the “Company”), announced today that Eric L. Palomaki has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).

In his new role as COO, Mr. Palomaki will assume responsibility for the procurement function within Core Molding along with his current responsibilities of leading the company's day-to-day operations, driving operational excellence, program management, growing the research and development program, and implementing strategic initiatives to accelerate growth further and enhance operational efficiency.

Mr. Palomaki brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, having demonstrated exceptional leadership and developing a deep understanding of our industry throughout his six-year tenure at Core Molding Technologies. With a proven track record of success in operations, project management and technology development, Mr. Palomaki is well-equipped to lead our operational efforts and support the Company's continued success.

"I am pleased to announce Eric Palomaki's promotion to Chief Operating Officer," said David Duvall, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His accomplishments, dedication, strategic vision, and strong leadership have been vital to our Company’s transformation, and we are confident that he will excel in this new role as we continue to drive growth and innovation."

"It has been an exciting six years at Core, and I am honored to take on this new role and privileged to work with such a talented team to drive operational excellence and deliver value to our customers," said Eric L. Palomaki. "I look forward to contributing to the continued success and growth of Core Molding Technologies as we embark on this next chapter together."

Eric L. Palomaki joined the company in September 2018, as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Palomaki was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations, Research and Development in November, 2020. Prior to joining Core, Mr. Palomaki was the Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering from 2013 to 2017 at Acuity Brands Lighting, a commercial lighting company with 12,000 employees generating $3.5 billion annually.

About Core Molding Technologies, Inc.

Core Molding Technologies is a leading engineered materials company specializing in molded structural products, principally in building products, utilities, transportation and powersports industries across North America. The Company operates in one operating segment as a molder of thermoplastic and thermoset structural products. The Company’s operating segment consists of one reporting unit, Core Molding Technologies. The Company offers customers a wide range of manufacturing processes to fit various program volume and investment requirements. These thermoset processes include compression molding of sheet molding compound (“SMC”), resin transfer molding (“RTM”), liquid molding of dicyclopentadiene (“DCPD”), spray-up and hand-lay-up. The thermoplastic processes include direct long-fiber thermoplastics (“DLFT”) and structural foam and structural web injection molding. Core Molding Technologies serves a wide variety of markets, including the medium and heavy-duty truck, marine, automotive, agriculture, construction, and other commercial products. The demand for Core Molding Technologies’ products is affected by economic conditions in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Core Molding Technologies’ operations may change proportionately more than revenues from operations. For more information, please refer to the Company’s website at coremt.com.

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Company Contact:

Core Molding Technologies, Inc.
John Zimmer
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

Investor Relations Contact:

Three Part Advisors, LLC
Sandy Martin or Steven Hooser

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