CoVi Technologies Names William J. LaPointe to Board of Directors

Former Andover Controls president brings key industry integration strategies


AUSTIN, Texas - CoVi Technologies, Inc., a global leader in high definition video surveillance solutions, today announced it has appointed William J. LaPointe to its Board of Directors. Mr. LaPointe served as President for 25 years at Andover Controls, the leader in networked building automation and security solutions.

A veteran industry leader, LaPointe grew Andover Controls from 9 employees and less than $1M in annual revenue to over 650 employees and revenues of $170M through a combination of organic growth and successfully integrated acquisitions. During LaPointe's tenure, Andover Controls expanded from a manufacturer of energy management products to offering a full line of electronic building controls and security products and services, becoming the leader in networked, integrated building automation and security solutions. Prior to joining Andover, Bill held operations and financial management positions in the computing and defense industries.

"Bill's experience in integrated security solutions will be a tremendous asset to the CoVi Board of Directors," said Barry Walker, President and CEO of CoVi Technologies, Inc. "His keen sense of customer requirements solidly aligns with the CoVi mission of delivering best in class video surveillance solutions. Bill brings a wealth of industry experience as well as a strong background in company growth strategies and we're pleased Bill is joining the CoVi Board of Directors."

"CoVi has transformed video surveillance and I'm proud to join such an innovative, dynamic team," said Bill LaPointe. "I've experienced the gradual progression of this industry since 1979, and CoVi is the first company to deliver truly leapfrog technology that takes video quality to the necessary next level -- high definition video for critical security applications. I'm looking forward to supporting CoVi in remaining at the forefront of video surveillance and advanced security applications."

Bill earned an M.S. in Accounting from Bentley College, and a B.A. degree in Finance from Northeastern University.

CoVi Technologies is online at www.covitechnologies.com.