EmerGeo Welcomes Mr. B.J. (Bert) Cowan to the Board of Directors
Vancouver, B.C., – December 17, 2010 – EmerGeo Solutions Worldwide Inc. (TSX-V: EMG) (“EmerGeo” or the “Company”), a leading provider of emergency management software and consulting services, today announced that it has appointed Mr. B.J. (Bert) Cowan to its board of directors.
Mr. Cowan, BA CFE PCIP, is a founding member and Partner at Competitive Insights Incorporated, a private Canadian-based security management consulting firm. Mr. Cowan has nearly 50 years experience in the fields of threat and risk assessment, intelligence analysis, business continuity planning, risk management, strategy development, leadership training and team development. A former member of the RCMP, he achieved the rank of Inspector during his 23 year career. In 1984, he joined Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and was appointed CSIS Liaison Officer and Counselor at the Canadian High Commission in Hong Kong. Subsequently he was appointed Deputy Director General of the CSIS Foreign Liaison Branch, and then Deputy Director General of the Analysis & Production Branch (RAP) of CSIS. Mr. Cowan left government service in 1992, and has worked as an industry consultant since that time.
Rick MacDonald, CEO of EmerGeo, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Cowan to our board of directors. His knowledge and industry experience, both in Canada and around the world, will be extremely valuable to EmerGeo as we continue to expand our reach around the globe.”
EmerGeo also announced that Mr. Michael Morrow, President and Chairman of the Board, has chosen to step down as a director, and from the position of Chairman of the board. Mr. Morrow will remain with the Company and will continue to focus on Canadian and international sales, supporting channel partners and aligning the company with large system integrators to secure large implementations around the world. Mr. Allan Larmour, a member of EmerGeo’s board of directors since 2008, has been appointed as Chairman.
EmerGeo also announced that, subject to regulatory approval, it has granted 575,500 incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company, exercisable at a price of $0.25 per share for a period of ten years from the date of grant. Any shares issued under the option grant will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of granting, pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.
EmerGeo develops emergency management software solutions and provides consulting services and support to government and industry around the world. EmerGeo’s Fusionpoint™ and emergency mapping applications are used to log, track and communicate critical information required by emergency and security personnel. By leveraging open web standards, EmerGeo’s software brings together data from dispatch, crisis management, mapping, camera and other third-party systems, providing a common operating picture. EmerGeo’s technology and people have been at the forefront of some of the world’s largest disasters and are proven effective in helping government and industry to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from potential or actual incidents, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or pre-planned events.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
EMERGEO SOLUTIONS WORLDWIDE INC.
Rick MacDonald, CEO
For more information contact the Company at:
Telephone: (001) 604-681-0989
Facsimile: (001) 604-681-0079
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