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Victor Trotter Joins GelTech’s Board of Directors
JUPITER, FL--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - GelTech Solutions, Inc. (GLTC),
An innovator in the use of environmentally-friendly polymers for fire suppression and prevention, is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Trotter to its board of directors. Mr. Trotter, the founder, president and chief technology officer of Fort Worth-based Trotter Controls, Inc., brings over 30 years of experience in engineering design, electronics, project management and entrepreneurial business ownership.
Mr. Trotter has been directly involved in the Wildland fire industry for over 25 years. Since July 2015, his firm has been involved in designing a turnkey FireIce Blending System to load and blend GelTech’s FireIce product on board wildland firefighting aircraft. The initial system is configured for use on the amphibious Air Tractor AT802F FireBoss aircraft but GelTech intends to offer the system for a variety of aircraft as well as land- based vehicles.
"We are delighted to add Victor to our board of directors," stated Michael Reger, GelTech's president. "As a highly talented engineer and entrepreneurial business owner with extensive relationships in the Wildland industry, Victor adds invaluable depth that will be instrumental in bringing our portfolio of products to market.”
“Having worked first hand with Michael Reger and the extraordinary team at GelTech, I couldn’t be more pleased to join the GelTech board,” stated Mr. Trotter. “I am looking forward to working with the company and its other board members to help bring GelTech’s unique, innovative and industry-leading products to market.”
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
Founded by inventor and chief technology officer Peter Cordani, GelTech Solutions is a leading provider of innovative, environmentally friendly and cost-effective products that help government agencies, industry, agriculture and the public achieve goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires.
GelTech's products include FireIce, an advanced, non-toxic, non-corrosive polymer that when hydrated produces a water-based suppressant to extinguish fires and a retardant to protect assets and property; Soil2O Dust Control and Soil Cap, products that reduce airborne particulate matter with minimal environmental impact; and GT-W14, an advanced absorbency technology to control fluid spills of all sizes, turning liquids into solid waste for easier and safer disposal.
For more information, please visit www.geltechsolutions.com
For investor relations questions, please contact:
Michael Porter Porter, LeVay & Rose (212) 564-4700 email@example.com
For media inquiries, please contact:
Paul Christle GelTech Solutions, Director of Media and Communications (844) FOR-GLTC
About The FireIce Wildland Fire Division
GelTech Solution's FireIce Wildland Fire Division specializes in providing cutting-edge fire chemicals and equipment, as well as industry-leading training and support, to wildland fire agencies around the world. Our talented team has a combined 100 years of wildland fire and aviation experience in federal, state and Canadian government agencies, allowing us to understand the specific needs, challenges and goals of our customers in the wildland fire industry. As an agile organization, our ability to be fast moving, flexible and robust -- capable of rapid response to unexpected challenges, events and opportunities in a wildland fire environment -- is unprecedented.
With fire seasons starting earlier and running longer than in past decades, providing wildfire response has become far costlier and more difficult for firefighting agencies to manage. GelTech Solutions now also provides fixed and mobile airtanker and helicopter bases which can be rapidly deployed with FireIce products to accommodate additional firefighting resources in a cost effective and timely manner, with expert support available at all times.
GelTech Solutions developed the original FireIce product as a next generation fire suppressant and short-term retardant in 2007. Over the last ten years, GelTech has expanded the original FireIce product to a family of products, equipment and services designed to help fire agencies and municipal fire departments around the world fight fire in a safer, more effective, less costly and more environmentally friendly way.
For more information on FireIce, visit: www.fireice.com
For more information on GelTech, visit: www.geltechsolutions.com
Investor Relations Contact:
Porter, LeVay & Rose
Director of Media and Communications
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