CARROLLTON, Texas--GVI Security Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GVIS), a provider of security solutions including video surveillance, access control and detection, today announced its Board of Directors has elected two new members, Victor A. DeMarines and Kenneth A. Minihan, effective immediately.
"Mr. DeMarines brings significant corporate, government and military experience to GVI," said Howard Safir, Chairman of the Board of GVI. "His expertise across the defense and homeland security spectrum will be invaluable to GVI as we move forward in implementing our growth plans."
"Lt. Gen. Minihan has tremendous experience in vast, complex global information operations, technology deployment and customer support services," he added. "We are confident that his guidance on our initiatives will be an asset to our overall efforts."
The elections of Mr. DeMarines and Lt. Gen. Minihan bring the membership of the board to ten seats. In addition to Chairman Safir, other board members are Richard Berman, Bruce Galloway, John Gutfreund, Asa Hutchinson, Joseph Rosetti, Moshe Zarmi and GVI's CEO Steve Walin.
Mr. DeMarines was president and CEO of MITRE Corporation from 1994 to 2000. He currently serves on its Board of Trustees and chairs the technology investment committee. MITRE provides system engineer services to the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and other organizations of the intelligence community. He has been a member of the board of Verint Systems, Inc. since 2002 and Netscout Systems since 2004. He serves as an advisor for US Strategic Command and is a consultant with several organizations in the Department of Defense and in the intelligence community. He is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, has served as a presidential executive with the Department of Transportation and was a Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force.
Retired Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan, a career U.S. Air Force officer, served as the 14th Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Services and was the senior uniformed intelligence officer in the Department of Defense. Previously, he served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Lt. Gen. Minihan is president of the Security Affairs Support Association, and is a member of the Air Force Association and the National Military Intelligence Association. He consults and works on national security and intelligence committees and panels. Lt. Gen. Minihan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University, a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. He was awarded the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, among other awards and decorations.