Sono-Tek Mourns the Passing of Director Edward J. Handler III

Sono-Tek Corporation (OTCQX: SOTK) the leading developer and
manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems, announced with great sorrow
that Edward J. Handler III, Board Director, passed away unexpectedly on
July 5, 2018.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague,”
commented Dr. Christopher L. Coccio, Chairman and CEO. “Ed has been
associated with Sono-Tek for over 40 years beginning with his
participation in the filing of the original ultrasonic nozzle patents
with our founder Harvey Berger in the 1970s. He continued to assist us
with the management of our intellectual property until when he joined
our Board in 2004. He has been a valuable member of our team as well as
a friend to all of us here. On behalf of the Board members and entire
Sono-Tek organization, I would like to convey our sincerest and
heartfelt condolences to Ed’s family.”

Mr. Handler was a former partner at Kenyon & Kenyon, where he served
over time on all of the law firm’s major governing and operating
committees. Mr. Handler was named among the World’s Leading Patent
Lawyers in 2003 and the World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers in 2004,
having taken a lead role on numerous significant technology and
pharmaceutical intellectual property cases over many years.

Mr. Handler, who was a 1960 graduate of the United States Military
Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, also served as an elected member of
the Board of Directors of The Association of Graduates (USMA) and has
been president of The West Point Society of New York, as well as a
member of the Board of Governors at The Union League Club of New York.

About Sono-Tek

Sono-Tek Corporation is the leading developer and manufacturer of
ultrasonic coating systems for applying precise, thin film coatings to
protect, strengthen or smooth surfaces on parts and components for the
microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical and industrial
markets, including specialized glass applications in construction and

The Company’s solutions are environmentally-friendly, efficient and
highly reliable, and enable dramatic reductions in overspray, savings in
raw material, water and energy usage and provide improved process
repeatability, transfer efficiency, high uniformity and reduced

Sono-Tek’s growth strategy is focused on leveraging its innovative
technologies, proprietary know-how, unique talent and experience, and
global reach to further develop microscopic coating technologies that
enable better outcomes for its customers’ products and processes.

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