SOURCE: Electronic Control Security, Inc.

Electronic Control Security, Inc.

April 19, 2011 13:30 ET

Electronic Control Security, Inc. Appoints Phillip Bower as President of ECSI International and Ronald Thomas as President of SEM Consultants

CLIFTON, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Electronic Control Security, Inc. (OTCBB: EKCS) (ECSI) (, a global leader in entry control and perimeter security systems, today announced the appointments of Phillip Bower as President of the Company's ECSI International subsidiary and Ronald Thomas as President of its SEM Consultants subsidiary. Mr. Bower was also appointed to the Board of Directors.

Arthur Barchenko, President of Electronic Control Security, stated, "Phil brings a wealth of experience to the Company in the border and maritime security markets ranging from strategic planning, proposal development, cost analysis and pricing preparation to market making, sales and operations leadership including expansion into overseas markets. His wide-ranging experience at L3 and Titan for more than 14 years will bring significant leadership to ECSI."

Further, "Ron Thomas's appointment as President of SEM Consultants will enable this subsidiary to increase its activities and to become a more significant competitor in its target markets. Ron's extensive background and expertise, as well as his tenure as ECSI's Vice President, Program Management and a member of the Board since 2007, makes him superbly qualified to lead SEM."

SEM Consultants provides design, engineering, supervision, testing, commissioning and training of personnel for both the parent company and the ECSI International subsidiary operations while also providing direct consulting services to large systems integrators and end-users.

About Mr. Bower
Phillip Bower brings decades of experience in business development, operations, establishment of overseas operations and workforce management and supervision. In 14 years with L3 and Titan, he was consistently promoted and recognized for abilities in revenue generation and strategic planning. His experience ranged through the full life cycle of business development from opportunity identification and qualification, capture, proposal development, SOWs (scope of work), basis of estimate development, cost analysis and pricing preparation. This, combined with knowledge of market making, sales and operations leadership, serves to qualify him to lead ECSI International to greater profitability and success.

About Mr. Thomas
Ronald Thomas has over 25 years of experience in engineering, management and marketing in the electronic security industry. He has held executive positions including President and CEO of Securacom, Incorporated, a security systems integrator that specialized in the design and implementation of medium to large-scale projects for businesses and government; Executive Vice President of SenTech, Inc. a company that provided business software to the security, fire and life safety industry; and Vice President of Technology and Integrated Systems for ADT Security Systems. Mr. Thomas holds a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical from City College/CUNY in New York City. He is a member and past chairman of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Council on Physical Security and a member of several professional organizations including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Fire Protection Association.

About ECSI
ECSI is a global leader in perimeter security and a quality provider to the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, nuclear power stations, and other large commercial-industrial complexes. The Company designs, manufactures and markets physical electronic security systems for high profile, high threat environments utilizing risk assessment and analysis to determine and address the security needs of its customers. Teaming agreements with major system integrators enable ECSI to support the installation and life cycle support of its products in the U.S. and overseas. ECSI is located at 790 Bloomfield Avenue, Bldg. C-1, Clifton, NJ 07012. Tel: 973-574-8555; Fax: 973-574-8562. For more information on ECSI and its customers, please visit

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