Alpha Pro Tech CEO Sheldon Hoffman Retires

NOGALES, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. (NYSE MKT:APT), a leading manufacturer of products designed to protect people, products and environments, including disposable protective apparel and building products, today announced that the company's CEO and co-founder, Sheldon Hoffman, has decided to retire as CEO and as a director of the company, effective as of September 21, 2015.

"Shelly has been an instrumental leader and has done an exceptional job of establishing and growing our company from the ground up," commented Al Millar, President of Alpha Pro Tech. "We are grateful for his innumerable contributions and his dedication, continuously serving our company and our shareholders as CEO and as a director for the last 26 years. It has been a privilege for me to serve alongside Shelly as a co-founder of our company, building it into the profitable organization that it is today, driven by organically-developed product lines."

Effective immediately, Al Millar will assume the role of CEO in addition to his current role as President of the company. The vacancy on the Board of Directors created by Mr. Hoffman's retirement is not being filled at this time. The Board of Directors expects to appoint a director to replace Mr. Hoffman in the near future.

About Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.

Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd. is the parent company of Alpha Pro Tech, Inc. and Alpha Pro Tech Engineered Products, Inc. Alpha Pro Tech, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets innovative disposable and limited-use protective apparel products for the industrial, clean room, medical and dental markets. Alpha ProTech Engineered Products, Inc. manufactures and markets a line of construction weatherization products, including building wrap and roof underlayment. The Company has manufacturing facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah; Nogales, Arizona; Valdosta, Georgia; and a joint venture in India. For more information and copies of all news releases and financials, visit Alpha Pro Tech's website at

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CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Alpha Pro Tech, Ltd.
         Al Millar/Donna Millar
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Hayden IR
         Cameron Donahue
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