Venture Capital Veteran Gina Dubbé Joins Augusta Systems Board of Directors, Company Also Announces Creation of Expert Board of Advisors

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Augusta Systems, a provider of technologies to reduce deployment and management costs of sensor systems, networks and applications, announced the election of Gina Dubbé, the managing partner of Walker Ventures, to its board of directors. The company also announced the creation of a board of advisors, which brings together experts in the fields of sensor system technologies, infrastructure technologies, enterprise IT security, and physical security.

Augusta Systems, a provider of technologies to reduce deployment and management costs of sensor systems, networks and applications, announced the election of Gina Dubbé, the managing partner of Walker Ventures, to its board of directors.

“Gina is a veteran technology investor and a skilled board member. Her insights will be extremely valuable to Augusta Systems as we continue to seek out opportunities for our technologies. Augusta Systems is positioned for high growth in the coming months and years and we are honored to have Gina’s guidance along the way,” said Pat Esposito, chief executive officer of Augusta Systems.

Competitively positioning companies, products and technologies is what Dubbé does best. With 15 years of cross-functional expertise, her background has encompassed all sales, marketing and business development arenas in tandem with solid engineering, general management, organizational development and project management qualifications.

In her role as managing partner of Walker Ventures, Dubbé is responsible for the qualification and selection of investment portfolio companies that are focused on selected technology areas. She is a member of the board of directors for several of Walker Ventures' portfolio companies.

“I am pleased to join Augusta Systems as a director. With innovative technologies, a strong business model, an established client base, and opportunities in the pipeline, the company is well-positioned for success,” Dubbé said.

Prior to the founding of Walker Ventures, Dubbé held several key sales and engineering management positions with RJO Enterprises Inc.; ORACLE Corporation; PRC Corporation, now part of Northrop Grumman Information Technology; Interleaf Corporation, now part of Broadvision; and Trusted Information Systems, which was acquired by Network Associates, now McAfee Inc. She is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from West Virginia University and a master's degree in engineering from George Washington University.

Esposito also announced the creation of a board of advisors for Augusta Systems, which brings together experts in the fields of sensor system technologies, infrastructure technologies, enterprise IT security, and physical security. The members of the board of advisors are:

  • David Dalva, senior business development manager in the Security Technology Group of Cisco Systems Inc., with expertise in enterprise IT security;
  • Michael Green, former vice president of worldwide sales for Fore Systems Inc., now part of Ericsson , with expertise in infrastructure technologies;
  • Asad Davari, Ph.D, professor of electrical engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and an expert in sensor systems and control systems;
  • Powsiri Klinkhachorn, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering at West Virginia University, with expertise in sensor systems and robotics; and,
  • Dale McCloskey, director of federal sales at Fidelis Security Systems, with expertise in IT security and federal IT sales.

About Augusta Systems:

Augusta Systems Inc. (Augusta Systems™) provides technologies to engineers and software developers to reduce deployment and management costs of sensor systems, networks and applications. These technologies enable the use and convergence of sensor data to assist business, industry and government with managing the data overload resulting from wide-scale sensor deployments for security, monitoring and asset tracking.

The company’s flagship technology is SensorBridge™, a development platform for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, featuring authoring tools and runtime components, that powers rapid integration of diverse sensor data into existing systems, streamlines development of new sensor systems and applications and enables flexible management of sensor systems and networks. Other products include sensor system processing and aggregation technologies, which provide processing, aggregation and transmission of sensor data in mobile, remote and stationary applications. These technologies enable sensors and sensor networks, wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks (including ZigBee), RFID systems, IPv6 and netcentric systems, physical/IT security convergence and more.

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