Bourque Industries Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

TUCSON, Ariz.--()--Bourque Industries today announced the September 23, 2011, appointment of three new members to the Company's Board of Directors. The appointments are Commander Robert (Bob) Lewis, Charmaine S. (Sandy) Berry, and Kim D. Southworth. The three new members join John M. Bourque, and Michael (Mike) Smith, the existing members of the Board of Directors, creating a five-member Board.

“These three individuals represent a wide and impressive range of personal and professional experience,” said John M. Bourque, founder and CEO of Bourque Industries. “I am honored to have them serve on the board of Bourque Industries.”

Commander Bob Lewis, 55, has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement, with assignments ranging from patrol, to homicide investigation, to special operations. He currently serves as the Commander for the Special Operations Group for the Collier County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office. Lewis is recognized nationally for his expertise on SWAT and bomb squad technology and tactics, serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Sniper Association and as a consultant to the National Tactical Officers Association. Lewis also holds several instructor certifications, he has written many tactical articles and training manuals for prominent publications, and he has been a guest speaker at numerous national and international conferences and seminars.

Sandy Berry, 64, is a veteran commercial lender and manager previously with Bank of America in California, and JPMorgan Chase Institutional Trust Services in New York. As Vice President & Division Manager for JPMorgan, she managed a $196 billion portfolio working with 300+ top tier clients and Wall Street investment houses. Berry was also on the Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase Custody Services, Inc., a company under the umbrella of JPMorgan Chase & Company. Since moving to Tucson, Berry has worked extensively to help small business access federal SBA loans. Berry was one of two lender representatives nationally to receive a September 2010 invitation to the White House to be recognized by the President for her efforts.

Kim D. Southworth, 51, has spent the last 28 years in business administration, management, and corporate and project finance. In the early 1980s, he managed numerous oil and gas exploration ventures, actively acquiring strategic drilling sites and royalty interest for investors. Subsequently, Southworth began consulting for start-up and early stage companies for which he served administratively as President, Chairman and CEO. Southworth is the founder and senior partner of Advanced Business Strategies, LLC, which was founded in 2001 as a venture catalyst firm consulting with early stage, high growth companies.

In 2010, Southworth founded Basalt Fiber Technologies, LLC, to support a new technology associated with converting volcanic rock into fiber. Southworth has joined the team of Bourque Industries to develop the complementary technologies of both companies and their synergistic markets and applications. Southworth has a strong foundation and experience in strategic business plan development and execution, corporate capitalization, investment structuring, developing merger and joint venture relationships, and developing creative investment alternatives.

About Bourque and Kryron

Bourque Industries, Inc. is a publicly-traded (OTC: BORK) development stage company based in Tucson, Ariz. Bourque is the distributor of Kryron-based technologies.

The Company has focused on development of state-of-the-art protective armor material that management believes can provide superior protection to first-response teams in the military and law enforcement at a pinnacle level of performance and innovation, utilizing a new material developed by John M. Bourque and named “Kryron.”

Kryron is a patented aluminum alloy and represents what management believes to be the optimal material for protective ballistic armor plates. Compared to industry-standard personal protection ceramic plates, Kryron Terminator armor demonstration products are lighter, far more durable, and eliminate spall and ricochet.

This communication to shareholders and the public contains certain forward-looking statements. Sometimes these statements will contain words such as "believes," "expects," "intends," "should," "will," "plans," and other similar words. The events described in these forward-looking statements are not certain to occur. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and many factors beyond our control. Although forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.


Bourque Industries
Andrew Myers, 520-981-6207

Release Summary

Bourque Industries appoints three new members to its Board of Directors. The maker of Kryron and Terminator armor adds to its business expertise and operational capacity with these key appointments.


Bourque Industries
Andrew Myers, 520-981-6207