FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Technologies Appoints Peter A. Mantas as President and CEO
Seasoned Executive to Lead Spill Prevention Company
Concord, Calif. - December 1, 2003 - SpillGuard Technologies,
Inc. (SGT, Inc.) (http://www.sgtinc.com),
the leading provider of innovative end-to-end spill prevention solutions
for the fuel movement and petrochemical industry, announced today
that Peter A. Mantas will lead the company as its president and
chief executive officer (CEO). In this new role, Mantas is
tasked with developing the vision and business strategy, while driving
SGT Inc’s business, channel, and alliance development.
He brings extensive experience in leading technology companies and
creating new markets through the application of leading-edge solutions
to major business problems and opportunities.
“ This is a win-win situation. With Peter at the helm, SGT
Inc is well poised to move into a new stage of growth,” said
Lee Sherwood, founder, and chief technical officer of SpillGuard
Technologies. “He offers an exceptional record of entering
established markets and introducing new solutions to customers.
He also understands the complicated nature of launching services
in today's rapidly growing marketplace. We are excited to be engaging
individuals of his caliber to join our leadership team.”
“ I am very impressed by SGT Inc, its products, and the opportunities
that it presents. SGT Inc brings an unmatched value proposition
to the fuel movement and petrochemical marketplace,” commented
Mr. Mantas. “SGT Inc is the only company I’ve seen that
can fully integrate key elements of the customer’s spill,
leak and product theft prevention needs in a truly comprehensive
package that takes into account future regulatory environment. The
deployments of next-generation spill prevention systems are critical
to reducing loss of lives, damage to the environment, and protection
of valuable assets to achieve maximum profitability.”
Mr. Mantas brings to SpillGuard Technologies over 18 years of domestic
and international business development and alliance strategy as
well as branding and cross platform marketing strategy experience.
His significant startup experience includes Techniquip Corporation
and CNC Service Center. His most successful venture was building
the Industrial Automation Business Unit for Newark Electronics,
a $750 million electronic component and communications equipment
distributor and direct marketer. To date, Peter has
served as executive manager and board member of Archnet, Inc. and
numerous non-profit organizations.
Peter graduated with an M.B.A. from Lewis University of Romeoville,
Illinois with emphasis in marketing and business strategy.
He also attained a B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from
DeVry University of Chicago, Illinois.
The GuardDog is the first independent secondary shutoff control
system. It is quickly becoming the industry's defacto standard for
spill prevention. Developed from the ground up to protect lives,
the environment, and security. The GuardDog's patent pending design
continuously monitors from 1 to 8 loading or transfer streams per
unit. Built with the future in mind, its innovative design
ensures American Petroleum Institute's (API) RP1004 compliance,
reduces installation costs, streamlines operations, reduces or eliminates
the risks of spills, detects leaks and even detects attempted product
Under normal conditions The
GuardDog is silent until it detects a catastrophic valve failure.
Springing to action, the GuardDog automatically shuts down pumps;
closes storage tank base valves and locks out the loading operation
while alerting management personnel of the problem and providing
an opportunity for investigation. The GuardDog empowers management
with complete control -- not allowing loading to continue or resume
until management determines it is safe to load again by initiating
a keyed system reset switch.
Impressively flexible, the
GuardDog is easily integrated into the Terminal Management System
at tank truck, rail car, commercial and military aviation refueling
and marine ship and barge loading operation facilities. A Typical
configuration requires only one "GuardDog" unit per load lane. The
unit works in concert with SGT Inc's Pump & Valve Controller
and other existing safety components and emergency shutdown circuits
to provide a fail-safe mechanism for stopping flow when a valve
failure is detected. Call 1-925-363-1585 for more information.
About SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.
SpillGuard Technologies, Inc., the leader in spill prevention technologies,
is dedicated to providing spill prevention solutions to the petrochemical
industry. The company develops unique solutions that overcome human
error and equipment failures. Designed to protect lives, the environment
and assets, SGT Inc's core product the GuardDogT is quickly becoming
the defacto standard in spill prevention technology. The GuardDog
was built from the ground up to meet future industry specifications
like the American Petroleum Institute's (API) RP1004, Section 5,
titled Independent Secondary Shutoff Control Systems (SSC) associated
with the bottom loading of tanker vehicles.
A privately held company, SGT Inc is driven by a seasoned management
team with an impressive track record of accomplishments