January 27, 2010 07:00 ET

Active Control Appoints Al Tolstoy as Director

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 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. Alexander (Al) Tolstoy has agreed to join its Board of Directors.

Mr. Tolstoy is currently an investor and advisor to early stage ventures. Until 2005, Al was President & Chief Operating Officer of Telesystem International Wireless Inc. (TIW). He was also Chairman & CEO of both operating companies, Connex in Romania (1996 - 2006) and Oskar (1999 - 2006) in the Czech Republic and President & CEO of the European Regional Company, ClearWave (1999 - 2006). Both operations were very successful under Mr. Tolstoy's leadership and were sold to Vodafone for $4.4 Billion USD in June 2005. Al's experience includes senior executive roles with TIW, Bell Mobility (1987-1994) and senior management roles with Bell Canada and Bell Canada International.

"We are very pleased to welcome Al 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 and will support our efforts in market development and growth. And, with the recent additions of Doug Barre and Paul Jaggard to our board, we have not only increased our number of independent directors to four, but also have built significant bench strength." 

In accordance with company policy, Mr. Tolstoy has been granted 250,000 options, exercisable at $0.10 per share until January 26, 2015.

The company also wishes to announce the resignation of Mr. Peiwei Ni from its board of directors. "We are very grateful for Peiwei's contributions and we wish him every future success," added Barrett.

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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