- Seasoned defence industry executive to take over U.K. operations, build
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.
For further information:
For further information: David Luxton, President and CEO, (613)