SUISUN, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2016) - WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a full-service, low-voltage solutions provider, developing, installing and servicing integrated structured cabling, audio-visual and security systems, today announced the appointment of Charles Benton as Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Benton has been a director of WPCS since July 2012 and is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since February 2008, Mr. Benton has served as the Director of Distribution Services - Supply Chain for Charming Shoppes, Inc., a leading national specialty retailer of women's apparel operating more than 1,800 retail stores throughout the United States. Prior to that, from March 2006 to January 2008, he served as Director of Finance - Supply Chain for Charming Shoppes, and from May 1999 to February 2006, as Manager of Finance - Supply Chain for Charming Shoppes. Previously, Mr. Benton spent approximately 20 years for Consolidated Rail Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Benton's financial experience was instrumental in his selection as a member of our board of directors.
Mr. Charles Benton stated, "I would like to thank the members of the Board for this honor to serve as Chairman. I am humbled by the opportunity to continue to move our Company forward during this period of growth. The Company is at a key inflection point as we have entered new territories in Texas, which compliment our legacy operations in California, as well as strengthen our core product service offerings with higher margin audio-visual and security. Our entire team is focused on executing this strategy and driving long term value for our shareholders."
ABOUT WPCS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
WPCS is a full-service, low-voltage solutions provider, installing and servicing integrated structured cabling, audio-visual and security systems for public services, healthcare, energy and corporate enterprise markets in the United States. The Company delivers end-to-end solutions, superior project management and best-in-class products and technology in California and Texas. For more information, please visit www.wpcs.com.
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