CAMBRIDGE, ON, May 24, 2011 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd.
(TSX:CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today
announced that Dr. Roberta Bondar has been appointed to its Board of
Directors. Dr. Bondar has expertise as both a research scientist in
neurology and as an astronaut, flying onboard the Space Shuttle
Discovery in 1992.
"We are very pleased to welcome Roberta to our board," said Terry
Reidel, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Her experience in the
space industry and in high level research will add valuable perspective
and strategic insight as we pursue our long-term growth strategy."
Roberta Bondar's successful career as a researcher in the field of
neurology led to her selection in 1983 as one of the original six
astronauts for the Canadian space program. After many years of intense
training, she participated as a payload specialist with the first
International Microgravity Laboratory Mission in January, 1992,
becoming the first Canadian woman to go into space. She spent eight
days in space, conducting numerous experiments and photographing the
earth's surface. Post flight she headed an international space
medicine team working for many years with NASA.
Dr. Bondar holds a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph, a M.Sc. from the
University of Western Ontario, a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the
University of Toronto, and a medical degree from McMaster University.
A Board Certified Neurologist, she has received numerous honours during
her career, including Officer of the Order of Canada, the Order of
Ontario, the NASA Space Medal, twenty-four honorary degrees, and
induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.
About COM DEV
COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. With
facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, COM DEV
manufactures advanced subsystems and microsatellites that are sold to
major satellite prime contractors, government agencies and satellite
operators, for use in communications, space science, remote sensing and
defense applications. COM DEV's majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth
Ltd., provides satellite data services.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially
from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company
cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in
communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the
cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of
individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and
pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business
prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements
made by the Company.
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