January 20, 2010 07:00 ET

Active Control Appoints Doug Barre as Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ACT), a leading provider of advanced wireless communication, productivity and safety systems, is pleased to announce that Mr. Doug Barre has agreed to join its Board of Directors.

Doug Barre is the co-owner/partner of GeeksForLess, a North American based IT outsourcing company with the majority of its skilled workforce in Nikolaev, Ukraine. Doug is also a co-owner/Director of Brisk Mobile, was formerly a director of Tira Wireless and chairman of Open Logic. Prior to Open Logic, Mr. Barre was chief operating officer at Borland Software Corporation. At Borland he was instrumental in almost doubling revenues to US$300M and increasing the company's overall market opportunity. Prior to Borland, Barre was Sr. Vice President for Compuware's Products Division where he had responsibility for 165 products. Prior to Compuware, Barre was CIO for Canadian mobile telecommunications leaders Bell Mobility and AT&T/Cantel (now Rogers Wireless). Barre began his career supporting technology needs at Texaco/Imperial Oil. During his 25 years with the company, he held a number of senior positions including CIO.

"We are very pleased to welcome Doug to Active Control's Board," said Steve Barrett, Executive Chairman. "His broad business experience as an entrepreneur, director and advisor to numerous technology companies will be a tremendous asset to our firm to support our efforts in product development and cost reduction".

In accordance with company policy, Mr. Barre has been granted 250,000 options, exercisable at $0.10 per share until January 19, 2015.

About Active Control Technology

Active Control Technology is a mining services company specializing in advanced wireless productivity and safety systems. The company's MSHA-approved ActiveMine system provides two-way wireless voice communication, real-time tracking of personnel and assets, and high bandwidth data applications such as streaming video and operational data from mining machinery, over a robust wireless Wi-Fi network. Located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Active Control trades publicly on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ACT. For more information, visit

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