Pasadena, Calif. (PRWEB) March 22, 2006
VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC), an OTC company that transforms proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into innovative products that address homeland security and public safety issues and deficiencies in delivering longer-lasting portable power to laptops and cell phones, announced today that retired four-star Army General Wesley K. Clark has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. This appointment brings the total number of directors to seven. General Clark is the Company’s fourth independent director.
During thirty-four years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an investment banker, author, commentator, and businessman. In September 2003, he declared his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. In February 2004 he returned to the private sector.
Dr. Carl Kukkonen, Chief Executive Officer of VIASPACE, said, "The addition of General Clark to VIASPACE’s Board of Directors is a watershed event for the Company. General Clark is a highly decorated career military officer and his vast experience in both the military and private sector will be invaluable to VIASPACE. We are honored to have him join our Board as an independent director and look forward to working closely with him as we move ahead on executing our business plan."
General Wesley Clark commented, "VIASPACE is leveraging previous NASA and DOD investment at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop new generations of energy and security products. I believe VIASPACE has the technology, expertise and management to deliver important new technologies to the marketplace. I look forward to providing my knowledge and experience as they move to their next stage of development."
General Clark graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1966. In 1966, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a Masters Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is also a graduate of the Ranger and Airborne schools. General Clark has received many awards and honors throughout his distinguished career including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, The State Department Distinguished Service Award, The US Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal, The US Army Distinguished Service Medal, The Silver Star, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart, and Honorary Knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments. He is the author of the best selling book Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo and the Future of Combat and Winning Modern War: Iraq, Terrorism and the American Empire.
General Wesley Clark currently serves in leadership roles with a number of non-profit public service organizations.