- Seasoned defence industry executive to take over U.K. operations, build international business
OTTAWA, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Allen-Vanguard Corporation (the "Company" or "Allen-Vanguard") (TSX: VRS) of Ottawa, Canada announced today that it has appointed Mr. Bob Adams as Managing Director of Allen-Vanguard Ltd. in the U.K., replacing Mr. Roy Peers-Smith who retired in June, 2007.
Mr. Adams has extensive senior experience in the defence industry, including defence electronics, with Thales UK where he has been Managing Director of the Communications Operating Unit since 2005, and with EADS Defence Systems and Electronics UK where he was Managing Director from 2000-2004. His experience includes significant new defence business development, including major military program bids, plus operational experience in the Middle East, Asia and continental Europe. Early in his career he gained military experience with the British Parachute Regiment.
Mr. Adams will assume his new appointment at the end of October, 2007. "The appointment of Bob Adams follows an extensive search conducted by Korn/Ferry to recruit an exceptional executive with the kind of industry and business building experience required to significantly expand our international business from its current base in the U.K.," said David E. Luxton, President and CEO. "We are truly delighted to have found a candidate of Mr. Adams calibre, and we welcome him to Allen-Vanguard as a valued and key member of the corporate team."
Allen-Vanguard Corporation and its subsidiaries worldwide operate under the brand "Allen-Vanguard". The Company develops and markets technologies, tools and training for defeating and minimizing the effects of hazardous devices and materials, whether Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive (CBRNE). The Company's equipment is in service with leading security and military forces in more than 120 countries. Products include Electronic Counter-Measures ("ECM") equipment for jamming remote detonation of terrorist devices, specialty security equipment for Explosive Ordnance Disposal ("EOD"), remote intervention robots for hazardous applications, vehicle barrier systems, and personal protective wear for use in dealing with bio-chemical agents. Allen-Vanguard is the sole, worldwide licensee and/or developer of patented technologies such as the Universal Containment System and CASCAD Foam for blast mitigation and decontamination of bio-chemical warfare agents. Head office operations are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with manufacturing operations in Stoney Creek, Ontario; Tewkesbury, U.K.; and Cork, Ireland, and sales offices in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. The Company's shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: VRS).
To find out more about Allen-Vanguard Corporation (TSX:VRS), visit our website at www.allen-vanguard.com.