CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mace Security International, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Suzanne M. Hopgood, CEO of the Hopgood Group, LLC, by unanimous vote to fill the vacant directorship position on the Board. Ms. Hopgood previously served as CEO for both public and private companies, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of PointBlank Solutions, Inc, a provider of bullet-resistant vests to both the military and law enforcement.
Suzanne will join Mace Security International’s Board, effective immediately. The appointment fills a vacancy and brings the number of directors in line with the Company by-laws. Suzanne’s term will be effective from now until our 2015 shareholders meeting.
“When I started with the Company, we (the Board) made a pledge to recruit the very best, most talented leaders to Mace Security International’s already outstanding Board,” said Richard Barone, Chairman of the Board of Mace Security International. “Our current Board brings tremendous capital allocation, sales/marketing, and operational expertise to the table. It’s a great time to be part of Mace Security International, and today’s announcement adds to our ability to deliver on our promises.”
“As we continue to reshape the organization and move the organization forward, it is a great benefit to be able to get advice from a Board made up of such experienced business leaders,” said John McCann, President and CEO of Mace Security International. “Suzanne adds even more experience and depth to an already robust Board.”
With her addition to the Board, Hopgood will become a member of multiple standing Committees.
About Suzanne Hopgood;
Prior to founding The Hopgood Group, LLC, Ms Hopgood was responsible for a $1 billion equity real estate portfolio for Aetna Realty Investors, a subsidiary of Aetna. Prior to Aetna, she was the Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of a Massachusetts savings bank, responsible for all residential and commercial lending and collections/foreclosures. She has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.
Mace® brand (OTCPINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home, school, business and law enforcement use. The company provides site assessment and integrated security strategies, ranging from pepper spray devices, and anti-intrusion films for glass to electronic surveillance and rapid response rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a source of non-lethal solutions since 1970. Mace® brand products are sold at www.mace.com. For more information, go to www.mace.com or write to Mace Security International, Inc., 4400 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103.