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Jerome Eisenberg Appointed Executive Chairman and Chairman of GelTech Solutions Board of Directors
September 28, 2012 - Jupiter, FL
GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC) creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally and Soil2O Dust Control, a cost effective, environmentally friendly solution for airborne dust control, and Soil2O, a moisture retention product that reduces irrigation needs for the agricultural and landscaping markets by up to 50% today announces the appointment of Jerome Eisenberg as executive chairman and chairman of the board of directors of GelTech Solutions Inc., effective September 21, 2012.
Mr. Eisenberg is currently chairman of the board of ORBCOMM Inc., a public company traded on NASDAQ, based in Fort Lee, NJ. ORBCOMM Inc. is a global satellite-based data communications company that operates a network of 29 satellites and also provides land based cellular communications services through reseller agreements with major cellular providers.
Mr. Eisenberg has been the chairman of the board of ORBCOMM, Inc. since January 2006 and has been a member of its board of directors since February 2004. He has also served on the board of directors of ORBCOMM LLC and ORBCOMM Holdings LLC since 2001. Between 2001 and December 2008, Mr. Eisenberg held a number of positions with ORBCOMM Inc. and with ORBCOMM LLC, including, most recently the chief executive officer until March 2008.
Mr. Eisenberg has worked in the satellite industry since 1993 where he helped found Satcom International Group, a PLC formed under the laws of the United Kingdom. Previously, Mr. Eisenberg was CEO, president and board member of Helenwood Manufacturing Corporation (presently known as Tennier Industries), a government contractor; a partner in the law firm of Eisenberg, Honig & Fogler; and a Senior Attorney/Assistant Corporate Counsel for the City of New York.
“Jerry has a very strong background in public company administration and the international marketplace,” said Michael Cordani, chief executive officer and former chairman of the GelTech Solutions board of directors. “He has demonstrated the ability to build shareholder value at both the private and public company level. His experience in managing a growing public company will be an invaluable asset and will provide us a unique perspective as we continuously explore the many strategic opportunities for our products.”
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.
FireIce is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus: fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and all equipment used in municipal applications. FireIce is a water enhancing powder that can be utilized both as a fire suppressant in urban firefighting, including underground utility fires, and in wildland firefighting and as a medium-term fire retardant to protect wildlands, structures and firefighters.
GelTech developed the patent pending Emergency Manhole FireIce Delivery System (EMFIDS) which is an innovative system designed to deliver a mixture of FireIce and water into a manhole in order to coat the ladder and the utility worker in the event of an incident involving an explosion or fire in the manhole while utility workers are performing routine repairs or maintenance.
GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O "Dust Control" products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to 50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.
For more information on GelTech, please visit:www.geltechsolutions.com
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