SOURCE: Petards

October 29, 2007 09:00 ET

Petards Adds Marketing and Technical Expertise to U.S. Staff

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - Petards, Inc. (, a leading developer of advanced surveillance systems, today announced that it has added three new employees to its U.S. operations. The new hires include Crystal Tucker, marketing manager; Reynel Jude Castelino, software product developer; and Martin Jay, pre-sales engineer.

"We are pleased to welcome Crystal, Reynel and Martin to Petards," said Frank Baitman, president of Petards, Inc. "They each bring unique skills and experiences that will strengthen our team, and enable continued growth in Petards' North American business."

Tucker comes to Petards with a strong background in technology marketing, having worked for companies in the marine electronics and wireless communications sector. Prior to joining Petards, Tucker was Marketing Manager at SeaKey LLC, where she developed a channel marketing and branding program for the company. She managed training and a certification program for channel partners. Prior to SeaKey, she served as Consumer Marketing at Raymarine, where she developed a web-based CRM program. She also developed and managed a successful event marketing program for end-user and trade audiences. Tucker earned an MBA from Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire.

Castelino most recently served as a software consultant to Immersion Medical Inc., where he was part of a team that developed the company's Laparoscopy Virtual Reality Simulator. Prior to that position, he was a systems analyst with Wells Fargo Technology Information Group, serving as chief developer of Financial Markets, a home mortgage pricing tool. He also worked with CheckFree Corporation as a software programmer analyst. Castelino earned an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and a B.S. in Electronics and Communications from MAHE Deemed University in Manipal, India.

Jay comes to Petards from 84 Components, where he served as a truss designer. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo, where he completed a senior project developing design solutions in compliance with NSTM Safety Standards with Fisher-Price.

About Petards

Petards, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AIM listed Petards Group plc., is one of the most trusted and respected security partners in the world, with installations in 40 countries. We design, manufacture, supply and support digital surveillance and security systems for environments where there is no room for error. Clients select Petards for its' unique combination of flexible, user-friendly technology and rock-solid experience in critical security environments. Our solutions include integrated control systems; smart CCTV for automatic threat identification including automatic number plate recognition; in-car video evidence and enforcement systems; and mobile, wireless surveillance solutions. For more information, please go to

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