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SpillGuard Technologies Appoints Peter A. Mantas as President and CEO 
Seasoned Executive to Lead Spill Prevention Company

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Ramin Ekhtiar
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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.

About The GuardDog
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 theft.

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

 
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