Experienced defence systems integrator executive assumes operational
OTTAWA, Jan. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Allen-Vanguard Corporation ("Allen-Vanguard" or the "Company") (TSX:VRS) today announced the appointment of Bob Adams as Chief Operating Officer, subject to regulatory approval, with responsibility for the Company's sales and business operations on a global basis. Mr. Adams joined Allen-Vanguard in November, 2007, as Managing Director of the Company's UK based international operations.
"I am delighted to have Bob take on this key leadership role as we enter the next chapter of growth following the acquisition of Med-Eng Systems Inc.," said David E. Luxton, Allen-Vanguard President and CEO. "This appointment ensures focused attention to operational excellence under a seasoned executive while I and other senior staff concentrate on the company's strategic development agenda."
Prior to joining Allen-Vanguard, Mr. Adams was Managing Director of the Communications Operating Unit of Thales UK, and previous to that was Managing Director of EADS Defence Systems and Electronics UK. In these roles he led significant new business development, including major military program bids. "We will benefit immensely from Bob's proven record and senior industry experience in defence electronics and systems integration as we pursue opportunities to combine our products and capabilities into system solutions for defeating the threat of hazards such as improvised explosive devices," concluded Mr. Luxton.
Allen-Vanguard Corporation supports the mission of military and homeland security forces around the world with leading proprietary solutions for protection and counter-measures against hazardous devices of all kinds, whether chemical, biological, radiological or explosive (CBRNE), including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and remotely controlled IEDs (RCIEDs). Allen-Vanguard equipment is in service 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, and personal protective wear for use in dealing with explosive and bio-chemical agents. Allen-Vanguard is the developer and/or sole, worldwide licensee of proprietary technologies such as the Med-Eng bomb suit, the Defender(TM) and Vanguard (TM) Mk2 bomb disposal robots, and the Universal Containment System and CASCAD Foam system for blast mitigation and decontamination of bio-chemical warfare agents. Professional services encompass counter-IED intelligence, training and advisory services, including the Triton(TM) Report on terrorist incidents around the world. The Company operates globally through its wholly-owned subsidiaries under the names "Allen-Vanguard", "Med-Eng" and "Hazard Management Solutions". Head office operations are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with manufacturing operations in Stoney Creek and Pembroke, Ontario; Ogdensburg, New York; Tewkesbury, U.K.; and Cork, Ireland; The Company has professional services operations in Shrivenham, UK, Canada and in the U.S. in Arlington, Virginia, plus sales offices in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. Allen-Vanguard's shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "VRS".
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