HERNDON, Va.--Aug. 17, 2006--Guardian Technologies International, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance security and healthcare solutions based on "Intelligent Imaging Informatics" (3i), today announced that aviation industry expert Gina Marie Lindsey has joined the company's Board of Directors.
Ms. Lindsey is currently Executive Vice President of McBee Strategic Consulting in Washington, DC, where her clients include the TSA and numerous aviation industry leaders. Her areas of expertise include airport management and security, capital development, transportation and environmental policy, and organizational change management. Prior to joining McBee, she was a senior manager at two major US airports in Seattle-Tacoma and Anchorage. Prior to managing airports, Ms. Lindsey worked for the Alaska Department of Transportation on surface transportation issues. She also has served on the World Board of Directors for the Airports Council International and chaired the Airports Council International-North America in 2003.
Guardian Technologies Chairman and CEO Michael Trudnak said Ms. Lindsey's contributions will be especially valuable as the company's PinPoint(TM) software continues to receive widespread attention in the wake of the alleged terrorist plot to destroy US-bound airliners using explosives hidden in carry-on baggage. PinPoint(TM) has been shown in tests to improve the detection of various solid and liquid explosives, guns, knives, ammunition, currency and illegal drugs concealed in parcels, boxes, baggage or cargo containers.
The PinPoint software is designed to facilitate seamless integration with existing commercial scanners and enable security teams to screen more people and goods with greater accuracy. PinPoint already has also been tested in laboratories and operational airport settings in several countries.
"Guardian Technologies is perfectly positioned to play an integral role in enhancing security screening systems in the United States and abroad, particularly in the aviation industry, where such enhancements are needed urgently," said Lindsey. "I am pleased to have an opportunity to help build this company and play a role in speeding its technologies to market."
In other changes, the company announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Donovan has joined the company board, while J. Riley Repko and Robert Dishaw have resigned from the board for personal reasons that are unrelated to the business.