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.