SOURCE: GelTech Solutions, Inc.
JUPITER, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC) (OTCQB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces the hiring of Daniel P. Simon as Director of Utility Markets for GelTech Solutions.
Dan comes to GelTech solutions with almost 40 years of experience at Con Edison. As Emergency Manager in Manhattan, he managed over 200 Con Edison field crew and supervisors. An expert in his field, Dan specialized in all aspects of network generation and distribution from 345KV down to 120/208 secondary networks. He also prevails as a foremost authority in underground emergency restoration and provided technical and system expertise during crisis situations such as the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina. Over his career Dan maintained Con Edison's network reliability throughout Manhattan and managed its environmental group where public and worker safety were his paramount focus.
Mr. Simon has co-authored several White Papers on various utility industry topics including: "Evolution of an Environmentally Friendly "Green" Compact Three-Phase 27kV, 630A Switchgear to Improve Network Reliability" and "Test Results and Preliminary Conclusions Regarding 0.1Hz VLF Testing on Very Long, Mixed Distribution Feeders of 13.8 to 33 kV System Voltage." He also invented the Three-Phase 27kV Load Pick-Up Device, which reduces faulted circuit outage time and wrote a White Paper on the invention.
Dan has worked extensively with unions and government agencies including the FBI, NYPD, NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and FDNY.
Michael Cordani, CEO of GelTech, stated, "We are extremely pleased to have Dan join our team bringing his vast knowledge and expertise with regard to public and worker safety to the utilities industry. Dan's highly respected reputation and the relationships he has forged with utility companies worldwide will be invaluable as GelTech continues to market FireIce and provide innovative and effective solutions."
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.
FireIce is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus: fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
GelTech has recently developed the patent pending Emergency Manhole FireIce Delivery System (EMFIDS) which is an innovative system designed to deliver a mixture of FireIce and water into a manhole in order to coat the ladder and the utility worker in the event of an incident involving an explosion or fire in the manhole while utility workers are performing routine repairs or maintenance.
GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O "Dust Control" products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to 50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.
For more information on GelTech, please visit: http://www.geltechsolutions.com/.