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Defentect Group, Inc. Announces New President
Jul 07, 2010 (10:07 AM EDT)
Jeffrey Knapp Brings Industry Expertise, Management, and Business Development Skills to the Defentect Team
NORWALK, Conn., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFTC), a developer and provider of immediate intelligent messaging applications and services, announced today the addition of Jeffrey Knapp as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Knapp brings to Defentect a wealth of industry knowledge and over twenty years of experience in technology industry executive management. His primary role will be to lead the company's expansion into the Personal Emergency Response market with a refined strategic plan, and to develop alliances with strategic partners. Additionally, Mr. Knapp will expand upon the existing relationships that Defentect has in place in the threat detection marketplace.
Mr. Knapp has served in executive management positions for companies in all stages of business growth and owned a firm that provided strategic consulting and business development services to early stage high technology organizations. As Executive Vice President of Stores Automated Systems, Inc., he was responsible for sales, marketing, planning, strategic partnering, field support, sales operations, and was the General Manager of the Customer Relationship Management Division of the corporation.
Immediately prior to joining Defentect, Mr. Knapp served as the Vice President of Marketing for On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI), a market leader in open-architecture, intelligent IP-based video surveillance software. While at OnSSI, he successfully developed strategies for branding, launch and positioning of new products, implemented consultant marketing and partner development programs, and was responsible for overseeing all product marketing, industry event, website management, partner marketing, sales and distribution channel support, and marketing communications. OnSSI received significant industry recognition during his tenure.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to our team and are excited by the opportunities that his knowledge and experience bring to Defentect," commented James Ackerly, Chief Executive Officer of Defentect Group, Inc. "Our recent corporate restructuring efforts are greatly enhanced by Jeff's relationships and skills within our market, and we are confident that he will open many revenue-generating doors for Defentect."
"Defentect has developed a technology with tremendous value, and I am eager to implement our plan which leverages our intelligent messaging software platform and delivers value in the market for threat detection and immediate response," stated Mr. Knapp. "The messaging software developed by Defentect is extremely important; it facilitates immediate response to a wide variety of potential events and connects several facets of this compartmentalized market. I am excited to build alliances that have the potential to open up major channels for the Company."
About Defentect Group, Inc.
Defentect develops and delivers intelligent messaging software solutions to facilitate the response to the detection of a threat. Defentect's proprietary technology immediately notifies key personnel and first responders so that appropriate action can be taken when a threat event occurs. The software platform is easily integrated with a wide variety of sensors and smartphones, making it attractive to many potential partners and manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.defentect.com.
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