CLIFTON, N.J. , June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electronic Control Security Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EKCS) (ECSI) announced the appointment of General Gordon E. Fornell , USAF (Ret.) to the Company's Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Arthur Barchenko , President and CEO of ECSI, stated that the Company believes General Fornell's educational background and professional management experience working with the Government and private sector will strongly enhance ECSI's mission-oriented marketing and sales programs.
General Fornell retired from active duty in the USAF in 1993. He has been a private consultant since retiring. He is also a member of the Defense Support Initiative of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, President of the Air Force Armament Museum Foundation, and member of the Mid Bay Bridge Authority.
He served in senior acquisition leadership positions in AF Systems Command and AF Materiel Command. Those positions included two commands; one as Commander, Armament Division at Eglin AFB, FL , from 1985-1987; and second as Commander, Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, MA from 1988-1993. These organizations developed and acquired all non-nuclear munitions and communications, command and control, and intelligence systems for the Air Force.
From 1987-1988, General Fornell was the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He served both Secretary Casper W. Weinberger and Secretary Frank C. Carlucci in this capacity. He advised the Secretary on a wide range of national security issues and coordinated the office activities of a large staff. Relationships with nations around the world were established covering the full spectrum of national priorities.
The General served at HQ USAF from 1981-1982 as Deputy Director of Development & Acquisition. This directorate had responsibilities for the AF aircraft, engine avionics, C3I, and electronic combat programs. In 1982, he became Special Assistant for ICBM Modernization, which primarily was the focal point for Peacekeeper and Small ICBM development and acquisition.
General Fornell was the KC-10 Program Director at Wright-Patterson AFB from 1980-1981. He had total system responsibilities for the life cycle of the aircraft. A unique training system concept was developed and full contractor logistics support provided a highly reliable and responsible force multiplier to the Air Force.
From 1965 to 1980, General Fornell's assignments were primarily in research, development, and acquisition. He was a graduate of the AF Test Pilot School and served as a test pilot at both Wright-Patterson AFB and Edwards AFB. During this period, he served in two operational assignments. He was an A-1 pilot at Nakhon Phanom AFB and Vice Commander of the C-5 Wing at Dover AFB, DE.
General Fornell has had a wide range of operational and test experience. He has flown over 50 types of aircraft, logged over 7,000 hours flying time, wore parachute wings, and was certified as a Level III acquisition program manager.
General Fornell holds an MBA in Transportation & Public Policy from the
Wharton School at the
Arthur Barchenko further stated that, "With General Fornell joining ECSI's Board of Directors, we will be able to enhance Shareholder value through the General's professional guidance in the Military and Homeland Security sectors by effectively addressing the opportunities that lie ahead both here in the United States and overseas."