Active Control appoints Cameron Sturgess as Vice President, sales of ActiveMine(TM)

    Sturgess brings proven track record in technology sales to ACT

    TSX-V: ACT

    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT)
announced today that Cameron Sturgess, an accomplished technology executive
who has led highly successful sales programs in the advanced technology sector
in North America, Europe and Asia, has been appointed as the company's Vice
President, Sales of ActiveMine(TM).
    At Active Control, Mr. Sturgess will focus on driving sales of
ActiveMine, the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines,
building upon successful sales and development efforts to date. He brings to
this effort more than 20 years' experience in sales and marketing of
enterprise-level wired and wireless network-based solutions.
    "We're delighted that Cameron has joined our leadership team and look
forward to the considerable value that he will bring to ActiveMine," said
Steve Barrett, President and CEO, ACT. "I'm confident that the combination of
his talents and our excellent ActiveMine product will produce great results
for our company."
    In his past roles, Mr. Sturgess has consistently overachieved revenue
targets by developing world class teams, solid value propositions and
effective sales strategies. Mr. Sturgess 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
international markets.
    He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University
of Waterloo.
    Mr. Sturgess has been granted 750,000 stock options exercisable at $0.30
per share until July 6, 2013. Mr. Sturgess' appointment is subject to
regulatory approval.

    About Active Control Technology

    ACT designs and markets wireless network control and communication
systems for buildings and extreme environments. Located in Burlington,
Ontario, Canada, the company trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under
the symbol ACT. For more information, visit the company's website at

                         We make wireless work.(TM)

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For further information:

For further information: Steve Barrett, President & C.E.O., Active
Control Technology Inc., Tel.: (905) 670-5500, ext. 202, Fax: (905) 592-9691,
Email:, Website:; Don
Hogarth, Hogarth Communications Inc., Tel.: (416) 565-8920, Email:

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