Avantec Technologies Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AVV

Avantec Technologies Inc.

December 15, 2008 16:35 ET

Avantec Technologies Inc.: Mr. B. Rico, President & CEO Retires

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2008) - Avantec Technologies Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AVV) announces that Mr. Bernardo Rico has retired after 42 years in the business world and has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company. Mr. Jerry Minni has been appointed as President until the next shareholder meeting.

Mr. Rico has been instrumental in the development of the Company's business and his guidance on the regulatory approval process using the Company's chlorine dioxide delivery system. The Board of Directors wishes to thank Mr. Rico for all his contributions to the Company.

About Avantec Technologies Inc. (AVV) www.avantecsafe.com

Avantec® is a developer and manufacturer of antimicrobials for water purification, cooling water, food surface sanitation and odor elimination using proprietary technology and EPA registered products. Avantec® has established channels of distribution with companies in North America, the European Union and Asia.

AVANTEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Jerry A. Minni, Director

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Contact Information

  • Avantec Technologies Inc.
    Jerry A. Minni
    Director
    (604) 683-8610
    (604) 683-4499 (FAX)
    Website: www.avantecsafe.com