Since October 2000, Mr. Nash has been president of Emerging Technologies International, Inc. (ETII), a privately held consulting company. ETII works to get the high level technologies developed by small commercial companies inserted quickly, efficiently and inexpensively into applications/tools for immediate military use. The company also works with government laboratories and acquisition agencies to facilitate speedy and effective "lab to fleet" technology interchanges and discussions. From April 1998 to October 2000, Mr. Nash was vice president of the Emerging Technology Group of Santa Barbara Applied Research, Inc, a privately held defense consulting and emerging technology marketing firm.
Prior to that, Mr. Nash served in various military leadership roles, including: head of the Strike/Anti-Surface Unit Warfare and Air to Air/Strike Support section on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, overseeing budget planning of approximately $18B; executive assistant to the Deputy Commander in Chief, US Naval Forces Europe; and executive and commanding officer, Strike Fighter Squadron 137. Retiring in 1998 at the rank of Captain USN, Mr. Nash is a frequent guest military and aviation analyst for FOX News Channel, WABC Talk Radio and several regional radio stations. Mr. Nash received a BS Aeronautics degree in 1973 from Parks College of Aeronautical Technology, Saint Louis University; Cahokia, Ill. and is a 1989 graduate of the National War College.
"We at Guardian International have assembled a team of mathematicians, physicists, data modelers, imaging experts, developers and management in a company dedicated to leveraging our collective expertise to make the world a safer, better place for all," said Michael Trudnak, CEO of Guardian Technologies. "We're pleased to welcome Chuck as a member of our Board of Directors. We believe his extensive experience, technical knowledge and high level contacts for rapidly deploying emerging technologies into the government, military and private sectors will be a tremendous asset."
"I'm excited to be working with Guardian's leadership team of forward thinkers," said Charles Nash. "The management team has a mindset to be the first to the front with their technology, and with our country at war, speed is of the essence. I believe that Guardian's technology has far-reaching applications that are critical for the multiple wars this country is involved in -- the global war on terrorism and the healthcare war on cancer. I believe this company can make a difference."
About Guardian Technologies International, Inc.
Guardian Technologies International, based in Dulles, Virginia, employs high-performance imaging technologies and advanced analytics to create integrated information management products and services. It primarily focuses on the areas of healthcare radiology and transportation security scanning. Guardian's products and services automate the processing of large quantities of graphic, numeric, and textual data so organizations can efficiently detect, extract, analyze or effectively act upon the information gleaned from the data. Guardian's solutions are designed to improve the quality and speed of decision-making and enhance organizational productivity and accuracy. For additional information, please visit Guardian's web site at www.guardiantechintl.com.
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