December 14, 2010 08:50 ET

AtHoc Appoints Vice President of New Markets and Corporate Development

Industry Veteran to Build Strategic Alliances and Direct Expansion of Emergency Mass Notification to New Markets at Home and Abroad

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency notification systems, today announced the appointment of Ketan Joshi as vice president of new markets and corporate development.

AtHoc's continued growth and success in market adoption by leading government agencies and large enterprises calls for expansion plans to serve the increased demand in adjacent markets. To build on the company's growth, Joshi will be responsible for the company's new markets business strategy, ecosystem development and corporate growth. He brings more than 15 years of experience in corporate and business development and strategy to AtHoc, most recently with Cadence Design Systems where he held several senior positions in corporate strategy and alliance development.

"AtHoc had a transformational year with growth surpassing expectations, prestigious awards won and bestowed by leading industry organizations, and exceeding customer milestones where we made the difference in protecting people and property," said Guy Miasnik, AtHoc president and CEO. "As a market leader with a proven record of establishing strategic alliances, delivering growth both organically and strategically, Ketan is well positioned to lead AtHoc to new market opportunities and strategic expansion. His strong leadership will help guide the company as we enter new markets to meet the most pressing needs of customers both at home and abroad."

Joshi has a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; and a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Poona, India.

"AtHoc is a leader and innovator in the most demanding life safety markets that are critical in protecting our troops and nation's readiness to respond to threats," Joshi said. "I am excited about the opportunity to join a great team and leverage my expertise to drive AtHoc's continued growth and momentum in new and adjacent markets."

AtHoc net-centric mass notification systems are protecting more than 2 million military and federal government personnel. AtHoc's enterprise level life safety systems are deployed across entire U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force Major Commands, U.S. Army, and multiple other large government agencies and commercial organizations.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Veteran Affairs, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

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