TAMPA , Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stinger Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STIY), the leader in electro-stun technology, today has named Ronald T. Bellistri to serve as the company's executive vice president and national sales director.
Bellistri, a former member of the elite NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau -- Narcotics Division, retired from the force to become a private investigator licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia and California. In 1985, he founded Copstat Security, Inc., which he developed into one of the nation's largest and most prominent security and investigation firms. With over 1500 employees and six offices located on the east and west coasts, Copstat's accounts included the Empire State Building, Citicorp, CBS, the New York State MTA, Yankee Stadium, World Wrestling Entertainment, and the royal families of the State of Brunei and the Kingdom of Morocco . After September 11th , Bellistri founded and served as CEO of Patriot Associates, LLC, an explosive detection K-9 unit, whose clients included the Met Life Building, Carnegie Hall, the Empire State Building, CBS and Citibank. Bellistri sold Copstat and Patriot Associates in 2004.
Robert Gruder, Stinger's CEO, said that Bellistri was selected based upon his impeccable reputation in the law enforcement community, as well as his wealth of experience and track record in building a very successful business.
"When I became part of Stinger Systems in 2004, I set out to establish a world-class company whose product would not only benefit the law enforcement community, but the public as well," said Gruder. "The Stinger S-200 projectile stun gun is the result of years of extensive research and development, a veritable revolution in electro-stun technology. With the addition of Ron Bellistri to the Stinger management team, 2008 will undoubtedly be the year in which Stinger moves to the forefront of the industry."
Bellistri said, "After looking at the Stinger S-200, I was thoroughly convinced that this product is far superior to the Taser brand products. Features such as a recessed cartridge, a cartridge eject button, and a great overall form function make what I believe to be the best product available on the market. The Stinger is smarter, safer and superior technology. It's a great honor to join its leadership team."
ABOUT STINGER SYSTEMS
Stinger Systems, Inc., a leading provider of electro stun technologies, develops and sells a broad array of products utilizing advanced electro sparc- pulsed technology to police, corrections, and security sectors worldwide (http://www.stingersystems.com).
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements are based on Stinger Systems' current intent, belief and expectations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements because of the risks described in Stinger Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. Stinger Systems undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.
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