SOURCE: Fortress Technologies, Inc.

September 09, 2008 08:45 ET

Fortress Technologies Appoints Kevin Carroll to Company Board of Directors

Organization Adds Highly Regarded Retired Army Executive, Solidifies Commitment to Defense Marketplace

LANSDOWNE, VA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Fortress Technologies, a leading provider of secure wireless solutions, today announced that it has appointed Kevin Carroll to its Board of Directors. Mr. Carroll was the Program Executive Officer for the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information System (PEO EIS), and will be a strong addition to Fortress' already impressive Board of Directors.

"The appointment of Kevin Carroll -- and his proven success within the Department of Defense (DoD) community -- solidifies our commitment to this marketplace," said Richard Condon, Chairman and CEO, Fortress. "He is highly regarded as an innovator and leader in providing information technology solutions to the U.S. military and he will serve as an excellent source for strategic direction and advice. We are pleased to welcome Kevin to the Board of Directors and look forward to leveraging his experience as we expand our defense presence."

As PEO EIS, Mr. Carroll was responsible for the program management of critical DoD and Army business/combat service support systems, as well as providing key communication and computer infrastructure to the DoD. He was responsible for programs that obligated over $2.5 billion annually. Prior to becoming PEO EIS, Mr. Carroll served as PEO of the Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS) and before that was the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, U.S. Army Materiel Command.

"Fortress has seen exceptional growth within the defense community in recent years," said Carroll. "As a leading provider of secure wireless solutions, the continued growth potential for the company within the military and governmental markets is limitless. I am very happy to be joining the Fortress Board of Directors to assist with the company's growth in the Federal marketplace."

Fortress' Board of Directors provides strategic guidance as to the needs/priorities of the company to increase market share and return on investments. It is responsible for directing the company's focus and targeting addressable markets, as well as overseeing the organization's operations from an executive level.

About Fortress Technologies

Fortress Technologies designs, develops and manufactures products that allow our customers to deploy secure wireless networks that comply with stringent government policies. Fortress provides industry-leading security and wireless technologies that extend the reach of networks, bringing applications and information to those who need it, when and where they need it. Fortress enables immediate "on demand" secure voice, video and data communications virtually anywhere and across all wired or wireless transports including Wi-Fi (802.11), WiMAX (802.16), free space optics (FSO) and Military RF. Fortress products are currently deployed in some of the world's most demanding environments, supporting vital operations that include deployable communications, disaster recovery and continuity of operations (DR COOP), perimeter and border security, outdoor wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless video surveillance and vehicle networks.

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