SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2016) - e.Digital Corporation (OTCQB: EDIG), a long standing source of innovation and future-defining patented technologies, today announced the appointment of Russell H. Packer as an independent director of the Company. Mr. Packer's appointment expands the Board to 5 directors, 4 of whom are independent directors. Mr. Packer will be a member of the Company's Audit committee.
"Russ's many years of business experience across important industries will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors," said Fred Falk, president and CEO of eDigital. "We are excited that he has joined our board and we look forward to benefitting from his judgement and expertise."
Mr. Packer is Chief Financial Officer of GeoOptics, Inc., a company engaged in the collection and sale of Environmental Earth Observation data for use in operational monitoring and forecasting applications. Data products include global atmospheric temperature and pressure profiles, data about water, and space weather data.
"eDigital is at a strategic inflection point with open-ended opportunities and I look forward to contributing to the Company's future success," said Mr. Packer.
Mr. Packer is the former CFO of Geometric Results Incorporated ("GRI"), a Ford Motor Company business and technology services subsidiary. During his eight-year tenure at GRI, revenue increased from $3 million per month to over $800 million per year. Russ previously spent five years as a financial executive with Coca-Cola, including work on the IPO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, and ten years in investment banking with Shoreline Partners and Delphos Group. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from USC.
About e.Digital Corporation: For more than 27 years, e.Digital's ideas and inventions have impacted the evolution of consumer products. Today, e.Digital innovations, including its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents, and Nunchi® portfolio, are essential to many portable consumer electronic products. For more information about e.Digital, please visit: www.edigital.com.
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