SOURCE: Action Products International, Inc.

September 30, 2011 10:51 ET

Action Products International, Inc. (APII) Appoints New Board Member; Aziz Ahmad Joins the APII's Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - Action Products International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: APII) today announced the appointment of Aziz Ahmad to the company's board of directors.

Mr Ahmad is the CEO of UTC Associates, a leading systems and network integration and application development company located in New York City. Mr. Ahmad is also the CEO and co-founder of Vonair, a firm focused on developing client applications for the Voice over IP and Video IP for wireline and wireless markets. He holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York. An accomplished businessman and network architect, Mr. Ahmad was the lead architect of AT&T's VoIP networks. He has extensive experience in developing and rolling out new services from concept to revenue generation stage.

Mr. Ahmad is a board member of Grameen Solutions, Grameen IT Park in Bangladesh where Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus serves as the Chairman of the Board. Recently, Mr. Ahmad was the recipient of First Asian Distinguished Alumni award of City University of New York. He holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York (CUNY). During the past several years, he has served as an adjunct professor at City Technical College (CUNY), and he has also taught graduate-level courses at Pace University in converging technologies.

"I am thrilled that Aziz had decided to join our team. His experience and understanding of the technology marketplace and his acumen in building solutions for clients will add tremendous value to our company, I am extremely excited about our progress in this short time, and continue to be impressed by Aziz's dedication. Action Products is still working to deliver its fourth quarter corporate restructuring objectives and we will be providing additional updates in the very near future," said Action Products' CEO, Gary Polistena.

"Recognizing the potential of APII's products and services, I am excited at becoming part of the APII team and eager to focus in building company's growth strategy," said Aziz Ahmad

About Action Products International, Inc.

Action Products International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: APII) is seeking to acquire or merge with companies with growth opportunity within the cloud services computing vertical. The company's business model is to bring together companies that deliver technology and services in applications, software, social media and infrastructure as a service.

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