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Bill Kikendall appointed General Manager
of Teledyne RD Instruments

San Diego, CA, February 16, 2006 -- Teledyne RDI is pleased to welcome Mr. William Kikendall as our new General Manager. Bill has recently relocated from Houston to San Diego to oversee all operations at both Teledyne RD Instruments (San Diego) and Teledyne Geophysical (Houston).

Bill's impressive credentials include a BSEE from Iowa State University as well as an MBA from the University of Dallas, and 25 years of experience. Bill began his career at Texas Instruments, before joining Teledyne as a design engineer in 1983. Over the past 22 years, he has progressed through the ranks of Teledyne to reach his current position.

Bill shares Teledyne RDI's commitment to innovation and complete customer satisfaction, and will be working hard to continue this legacy, and build upon these corporate attributes.

Bill Kikendall explains, "This is an exciting time for Teledyne Technologies and our new marine organizations. We are extremely pleased that companies of the caliber of RD Instruments and Benthos have chosen to join our vision of creating a consortium of world class marine instrumentation companies. Together, we will leverage our talent and resources to provide our customers with an unparalleled level of products, services and technology to meet their growing and changing needs."