BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 30, 2012) - Atlantis Systems Corp. (NEX:AIQ.H) (the "Corporation"), a globally recognized training integrator in the military and commercial markets, today is pleased to announced that General (Ret) Rick Hillier has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
General (Ret) Rick Hillier is the former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces. He is the highest ranking Newfoundland and Labrador officer in history. He was posted to his first regiment, the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) in Petawawa, Ontario, and subsequently to the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Lahr, Germany. He has also served as a staff officer at Force Mobile Command Headquarters at CFB St. Hubert in Montreal, and at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. He commanded 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) from 1997 as Deputy Commanding General of III Armoured Corps of the United States Army, at Fort Hood, Texas. In January 1998, as Commander 2 CMBG, he led Operation Recuperation, the Canadian Forces' intervention in the ice storm in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. He went on to command the Multinational Division (Southwest) in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was named Chief of the Land Staff, commanding the Canadian Army, on May 30, 2003. He is noted for his public calls for increased resources and funding for the Canadian Forces.
After serving as Chief of the Land Staff and before being appointed Chief of the Defence Staff, he commanded the NATO ISAF in Afghanistan from February 9 to August 12, 2004. On February 4, 2005 General Hillier became Chief of the Defence Staff.
Since retirement from the Military, Hillier has written several books, including the number one best seller "A Soldier First", and has developed his own public speaking agency working with some of the country's top companies such as Exxon Mobil, Telus, Rogers, TD Bank, American Express, Tim Hortons, KPMG, Ontario Police Association and many others.
In 2009 Hillier co-founded "Project Hero", a scholarship program for the children of Canadian Forces personnel killed while on active military duty. In 2011 Hillier was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his service to our nation.
"It is both an honour and a privilege to have General Hillier join our Board of Directors," said David Williams, Chairman of the Board. "The Directors, management and staff of Atlantis look forward to working with him and taking Atlantis to the next level of success."
"I have known General Hillier for a number of years and we are thrilled that he has agreed to serve on our Board," said Ken Howard, CEO of Atlantis Systems Corp. "His knowledge, expertise and vision will provide an invaluable contribution to our industry and our company."
About Atlantis Systems Corp.
Atlantis Systems (NEX:AIQ.H) uses its core capabilities in simulation-aided design and engineering and e-learning, combined with various technology tools, to help customers in military and commercial markets to ensure the feasibility, capability, and effective utilization of their complex assets. In more than 30 years of operation, Atlantis has developed a solid reputation for its creative workforce and innovative solutions in supporting global OEM customers and defence organizations. To learn more, please visit the Company's web site at www.atlantissc.com.
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