SOURCE: Petards, Inc.

March 21, 2007 08:30 ET

Petards Names New Business Development Directors

Dickinson and Hosier Bring Extensive Sales, Marketing and Operational Experience to Petards U.S. Team

BALTIMORE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Petards, Inc. (, the AIM listed developer of advanced surveillance systems, announced the appointment of two new directors of business development. Doug Dickinson will be responsible for the Mid-Atlantic and North Central region, and Jeff Hosier will focus on the Northeastern United States and government sales.

"We are pleased to welcome Doug and Jeff to the Petards team," said Frank Baitman, president of Petards, Inc. "Their experience in video surveillance and security technologies will be a valuable addition as we expand into the emerging video over internet protocol market throughout the United States."

Prior to joining Petards, Dickinson served as channel sales manager at IPIX Corporation, where he was recognized as the company's top salesperson for 2005. Before moving into the video surveillance industry, he worked in the telecommunications industry for 18 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in operations, marketing and channel sales at both service providers and equipment manufacturers. His knowledge of networking technologies and architectures has proven to be an asset in the evolving video surveillance market.

Hosier has more than two decades of experience with advanced integration of alarm, access control and video security solutions. Most recently he served as sales manager for the Northeast United States and federal government at Pacom-Securitas. Hosier also has worked for security companies, such as Maxxess Systems, American Auto-Matrix, Vector Security and Radionics/Detection Systems (now Bosch Security). In his last year at Radionics, he won their national sales contest. Additionally, he owned and operated Vigiltec Protective Systems, a security company that specialized in the installation of fire and burglar alarms, card access and video surveillance systems.

About Petards

Petards, Inc. is one of the most trusted and respected security partners in the world, with installations in 40 countries. We design, manufacture, supply and support digital surveillance and security systems for environments where there is no room for error. Clients select Petards for its unique combination of flexible, user-friendly technology and rock-solid experience in critical security environments. Our solutions include integrated control systems; smart CCTV for automatic threat identification including automatic number plate recognition; in-car video evidence and enforcement systems; and mobile, wireless surveillance solutions. For more information, please go to

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