Herndon, VA (PRWEB) March 26, 2009
Trojan Defense LLC, a nuclear electronics research firm, today announced the members of the recently formed Trojan Advisory Council, or TRAC for short, to oversee and advise the development, implementation and proliferation of Trojan Defense's sensors to add a needed layer of security in global shipments. The council will serve at the direction of its chair, Norwegian Cruise Lines Vice President Bill Hamlin, and draws upon a diverse set of backgrounds including military, science, private equity, public policy, maritime law and shipping.
In making today's announcement, Trojan Defense Chairman & CEO Matthew Schor stated, "Monitoring in-transit shipments allows for the early detection and warning of the presence of dangerous nuclear materials, well before screening at the destination port, as well as the tracing of these materials back to the country of origin, it takes a diverse set of skills and, above all else, it takes leadership. Having such a prestigious group of leaders from the worlds shipping, technology and defense, we believe, is a strong validation of the need for our technology and the architecture we are implementing."
The newly appointed council members are as follows:
Lieutenant General William E. Mortensen, U.S. Army (Retired)
William E. Mortensen retired from the U.S. Army on 1 August 2008 at the rank of Lieutenant General. Prior to that, Lieutenant General William E. Mortensen was the Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC). AMC is one of the largest commands in the Army with more than 50,000 employees in 149 locations worldwide, including more than 40 states and 38 countries. Lieutenant General Mortensen also served as the Executive Director for Conventional Ammunition.
Mr. Brian D. Finlay, Senior Associate, Stimson Center
Brian D. Finlay is a co-director of the Cooperative Nonproliferation Program, a multifaceted initiative designed to accelerate existing efforts and develop innovative new initiatives aimed at preventing nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons terrorism. The program also leverages resources to address other grand challenges including international public health and global economic development.
Mr. Hank Kanarek, Principal, The Kanarek Group
Mr. Kanarek retired as Chief Information Officer of Maher Terminals, LLC, in January of 2008. Mr. Kanarek brings over thirty-three (33) years of marine terminals logistics experience, gained while participating in structuring one of the most successful privately owned stevedoring enterprises in the United States. He deftly managed the Maher Terminals Logistics group (MTLS) and pioneered the technology, the software and the hardware for Maher Terminals, founded by Michael Maher in the 1960s. MTLS was the key that unlocked the leadership door through which Maher Terminals became one of the premier terminals on the east coast of the United States in high velocity efficient container terminal operations. Hank's understating of the implementation of private wide area networks, distributed software, equipment automation, EDI Gateways and Internet based customer service modules allowed Maher Terminals to integrate customer business practices into a cohesive business solution for the stevedoring industry. MTLS has been used from Dubai to Miami.
Professor Henry Marcus
Dr. Marcus is Professor of Marine Systems in the Center for Ocean Engineering within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he has taught and performed research in the marine transportation area since 1971. He is the Chairman of the graduate program in Ocean Systems Management and has also served as Chairman of the earlier M.I.T. program in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management. In addition, from 1991 to 2001 he was the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Professor of Ship Acquisition.
Dr. Marcus is a Fellow of the Society in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He is an Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Maritime University. He has served as a member of the Federal Transportation Advisory Group and as a member of the Marine Transportation Systems National Advisory Council. Recently Dr. Marcus was a member of the Committee on Arctic Marine Transportation for the U.S. Arctic Research Council and the Committee on Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands: A Study to Design a Comprehensive Risk Assessment for the National Research Council.
Mr. Al Pierce, Former Director, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (Retired)
Mr. Pierce is the expert on the international container industry. For the last 17 years of his career he ran various Transpacific Conferences and Agreements before becoming Executive Director and Chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA). TSA is a voluntary discussion agreement and research forum of 13 major container shipping lines serving the trade from Asia to ports and inland points in the United States, Canada, Mexico. Additionally he was simultaneously Chairman of the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (WTSA) serving exporters from the U.S. and Canada to all Asian destinations. Prior to chairing the various agreements, he worked in various management capacities at Sea Land Services, Inc. Mr. Pierce guided TSA since 1999. He was instrumental in helping TSA move beyond the earlier system of rate conferences to individual, confidential service contracting after passage of the U.S. Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998.
About Trojan Defense
Trojan Defense LLC was founded in 2007 to fulfill the unmet need of small unobtrusive nuclear sensors for homeland security and defense. Our team of dedicated scientists and engineers bring decades of microelectronics, satellite communications, logistics, RFID, and defense systems engineering expertise to the complex problem of securing the global commercial transportation system against the nuclear threat. Learn more at our web site at trojandefense.com.
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