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Gentex Corporation Acquires Aegisound

Expands hearing and communications product offering to global defense and industrial personnel, and to the F-35 JSF program portfolio

Carbondale, PA, October 7, 2015. Gentex Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for global defense, emergency response and industrial safety markets has completed the acquisition of Aegisound, LLC, an established provider of products that significantly improve hearing protection, safety and communications in high noise environments.

Gentex and Aegisound will combine their world-class products, technologies and manufacturing resources to provide customers one of the most advanced, comprehensive lines of hearing and communications products in the global defense and industrial safety markets. The addition also expands Gentex’s contribution to the U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Awarded the contract for the helmet system platform and respiratory protection system, Gentex, through the acquisition of Aegisound, will now also provide protective hearing and communication products to JSF ground crew.

“This addition of Aegisound strengthens our hearing and communications offering, helping us to further expand in this category in both domestic and international markets,” said L.P. Frieder, president, Gentex Corporation. “Our combined products and complementary technologies promise to bring even higher levels of performance to our customers.”

Located in Christiansburg, Virginia, Aegisound employs approximately 30 people. Terms of the transaction between the two privately owned companies were not disclosed.



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