Cameron Sturgess appointed COO as ACT shifts focus from product
development to ActiveMine(TM) sales and deployment
TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT)
announced today that Cameron Sturgess has been appointed Chief Operating
Officer as part of a management alignment to support the company's progression
from product development to commercialization.
The new management structure is designed to better meet the challenges
and opportunities of anticipated sales growth and significantly larger
purchase orders of ActiveMine(TM), the premier wireless voice communications,
tracking and data network for the mining industry. It also reflects Active
Control's evolution from a systems integrator to a mining technology company
that has developed and owns most of its intellectual property (IP).
"Cameron has been very effective - he has built a great sales team and
has forged strong relationships with our customers and partners," said Steve
Barrett, President and CEO, Active Control. "His new role will capitalize on
his proven skills in management, team-building and technology, and his
experience in both large and emerging technology companies."
Barrett added, "This alignment of our management team reflects the
company's evolving business and positions us well for future success. With a
proven, hardened and fully approved product, we can now focus on leveraging
the sustainable competitive advantage and attaining the higher margin
potential of our unique IP ownership."
The changes, which take effect immediately, have been implemented within
current staffing and resource levels. As COO, Cameron Sturgess will also
remain responsible for ActiveMine sales. The following executives will report
directly to him: Ante Rupcic, Vice President, Product Development and
Production (now responsible for ActiveMine development and production -
previously Director of Wireless Market Development at Sandvine); Andy Stein,
Sr. Vice President, Business Development (the inventor of ActiveMine); and
Alfred Stutzmann, Vice President, Services (now responsible for ActiveMine
implementation and after-sales service - previously VP Systems Engineering at
In his past roles, Mr. Sturgess has consistently overachieved revenue
targets by developing world class teams, solid value propositions and
effective sales strategies. Cameron has worked in both sales and general
management at tier one companies such as Openwave, Juniper Networks, Cisco
Systems and IBM, as well as start-ups and early stage companies such as
Casero, Visual Defence and Netzentry. His experience includes senior-level
sales and business development responsibilities, both in North America and in
"We have an excellent product, great customers and an amazing sales team
that is bidding on and winning more and bigger orders," Sturgess said. "Now we
will focus on building an implementation, production and customer service
organization that can scale up quickly and efficiently while delivering
flawless execution to our customers."
As President and CEO, Steve Barrett will continue to lead the company and
the development of new market opportunities for ActiveMine.
Important recent developments at Active Control include: the submission
of numerous ActiveMine sales proposals at the invitation of U.S. coal mine
operators and full approval of ActiveMine by the U.S. federal Mine Safety and
Health Administration (MSHA).
About Active Control Technology
Active Control Technology is a mining services company specializing in
advanced wireless productivity and safety systems. The company's MSHA-approved
ActiveMine system provides two-way wireless voice communication, real-time
tracking of personnel and assets, and high bandwidth data applications such as
streaming video and operational data from mining machinery, over a robust
wireless Wi-Fi network. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Active Control
trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ACT. For more
information, visit www.activecontrol.com.
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