SOURCE: Espion International, Inc.

March 06, 2006 13:25 ET

Espion Hires VP Sales and Opens West Coast Sales Office

BATON ROUGE, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- Espion International, Inc. (OTC: EPLJ), maker of encrypted email security products, announced that Doug Sherrod has joined its executive team as vice president of sales, and will head Espion's new West Coast sales office.

A technology sales veteran with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Sherrod has been instrumental in building sales teams at several technology companies, including the formation of Force Computers, Inc.'s United States operations which grew from start-up in 1983 to over $1.5 million in revenue in less than fifteen months. Force was later sold to Solectron for $187 million. In 1987, Mr. Sherrod co-founded Allied Telesyn International and built a sales team that generated over $200 million in sales by 1995.

"We are extremely excited to have someone with Doug's background and experience join our team as we expand out sales efforts in California, and around the world," commented Ryan Smith, President of Espion International, Inc.

"Espion has developed industry leading technology in a market in which no single company dominates market share," said Mr. Sherrod. "Espion has made some good progress and has over 135 satisfied customers. That is the name of the game and I am very excited to contribute to the further growth of this great company," Mr. Sherrod continued.

Espion International, Inc., a Costa Mesa, CA-based company with Research and Development headquartered in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, is a leader in the development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) based solutions for email gateway and network security. The A.I. "brain" boosts the performance of the current Espion product range, which offers appliances that are easy to install for organizations from five to five million users, providing email gateway security, anti-spam and secure, encrypted email.

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