GVI Security Solutions Names New CFO

Joseph Restivo to head financial controls for integrated security solutions company


GVI Security Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GVIS), a provider of integrated security solutions incorporating access control, detection and surveillance systems, today announced the appointment of Joseph Restivo as its new chief financial officer effective March 27.

Previously Restivo was an independent consultant providing services in financial and business planning, turnaround assistance and operational management support. From 2000 to 2002, he served as vice president, North American Services and Business Development for the Security Systems Division of Siemens Building Technologies. From 1990 to 1999, Restivo held various positions at Casi-Rusco, a developer and manufacturer of large-scale access control systems. While chief operating officer, he held overall responsibility for business profitability, led sales of solutions to systems integrators worldwide and reorganized and restructured the firm. The company was acquired by General Electric in 1999.

"Joe brings a strong operating and financial perspective to GVI along with security industry experience and expertise," said Steven Walin, Chief Executive Officer of GVI. "He has a proven track record in leading companies to increased levels of revenue and profitability."

Restivo received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., and a Masters of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla.

GVI Security Solutions is a provider of complete video surveillance and security solutions incorporating a complete line of video surveillance, access control and detection systems to the homeland security, professional, business-to-business and retail market segments. GVI provides a strong combination of CCTV, Digital Video Recording, Access Control, Rapid Access Portals, Video IT-Based Networking and Perimeter Control systems that enhance life safety for both government agencies and the private sector. Combined with the intelligent Video Threat Detection and PTZ Tracking software, GVI's full service Enterprise Solutions Group provides turnkey solutions and integrated systems for various government, homeland security and Fortune 500 applications. GVI's board and senior management have decades of high-level experience in the security, law enforcement and investment banking communities. The Chairman of the Board is Howard Safir, former New York City Police Commissioner.