Kansas City, Kansas (December 15, 2011) – Guardian 8 Holdings (OTC:BB-GRDH), parent company to Guardian 8 Corporation, developer of the innovative G8 Personal Defense Device, today announced that a newly expanded board of directors will help guide the company as it prepares for commercialization and marketing of their device in 2012.
Joining GRDH are Kathy Hanrahan, former President of TASER® International; Corey Lambrecht, Former EVP of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation; and Jim Nolton, Strategic Business Development Manager and Sr. Systems Engineer for Orbital Sciences Corp.
“We set our sights upon leaders with a proven track record to make a difference in fine tuning our strategic plan, perfecting our product, and getting us to market. Thankfully, all three of these highly successful individuals saw the same opportunity we did with Guardian 8. Our team is pleased to have them, and given their respective talents and backgrounds, I believe it’s fair to say that the company is in a strong position for 2012 and beyond with these team improvements,” said Steve Cochennet, CEO of GRDH.
Most noted for aiding TASER® International in its growth from under $2M to over $100M in revenue per year – Kathy Hanrahan brings a strong background of performance in dealing with complex business strategy, operation’s management and accounting. Her expertise is expected to assist Guardian 8 and the G8 Personal Defense Device to achieve lasting financial success. Prior to being appointed the President of TASER® in 2006, Ms. Hanrahan served as CFO through TASER’s® Initial Public Offering in 2001, and as the Company’s Chief Operations Officer from 2004 through 2006. Currently she serves on the Advisory Board for EmpowHER, a Scottsdale based digital media company, as well as Corporate director for Meridian Bank, N.A, where she serves on the Board’s Audit, Compensation, and Compliance Committee. She also serves several charitable organizations throughout Arizona, including her position as Board Member for the YWCA of Maricopa County.
Corey Lambrecht is known for his achievements in three highly regulated industries – alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. His experience within the capital markets as a senior pre-public and public company executive, combined with his innate ability to capture top tier accounts bolsters Guardian 8’s growing roster of talent. He is known for spearheading the acquisition of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation and re-directing the business model back toward its “roots” in development, as well as his role as VP of Sales and Marketing for Premium Cigars International – a NASDAQ company.
Jim Nolton carries a Mechanical Engineering degree accompanied by a Master’s Degree in Global Business Strategies, where he ranked 4th in his graduating class. His current consulting role at Orbital Sciences Corporation includes leading multi-discipline engineering teams through the entire conceptual phase, new business development process, and contract negotiations. Orbital designs and manufactures rockets and satellites for commercial applications and the US Government. Jim was co-founder of the NASDAQ traded IGo Corp. where he was the New Product Development Sr. Systems Engineer, Sr. Program Manager, & Director of Systems Test/Verification/Integration. He led new product development and manufacturing teams in the mobile computing industry. He spent time with General Dynamics where he assisted in the Tomahawk Cruise Missile engineering, as well as other classified missile and rocket launch systems. His broad engineering knowledge of the high-tech consumer electronics and military defense industry rounds out the latest additions to Guardian 8 Holdings’ board of directors.
About Guardian 8 Holdings
Guardian 8 Holdings (OTC: GRDH), through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, is the developer and manufacturer of the G8 Personal Defense Device, a unique and innovative product which combines eight non-lethal technologies designed to prevent and protect an individual from aggressors and assailants, while notifying law enforcement or others of the situation. The small, easy to use hand-held unit integrates an alerting siren, LED strobe light, laser spotter, camera, microphone, emergency notification, and pepper spray. The company plans to market their personal defense solution to professional security organizations, as well as individuals and families. To learn more about the company and its device, visit www.Guardian8.com
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