American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI) announced that Frances Powell Hawes, AETI's Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities. Ms. Hawes last day of employment will be September 7, 2012.

Charles Dauber, AETI President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "We appreciate Frances' efforts in her time here and wish her well."

Preng and Associates, a leading global executive search firm specializing in the energy and natural resources industries with offices in Houston and London, has been retained to conduct the search for a new Chief Financial Officer.