Rusty Gildner Joins Prepared Response, Inc. as Vice President of Sales

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Gildner brings 25+ years of sales experience to the Prepared Response Team.

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I knew right away that this was not only an incredible product that protects kids and schools; but has universal application in any situation where people and infrastructure are involved.

Prepared Response, Inc. has announced Rusty Gildner as the Company’s Vice President of Sales, bringing over 25 years of experience in domestic and international sales management. Prepared Response, Inc. (PRI) is a national leader in public safety and crisis management technology and professional services.

In his role, Gildner will focus on PRI’s growth strategy, which includes expanding public safety and security market initiatives with core products and services. He will also focus on introducing new solutions for public and facility safety emergency response and preparedness. Gildner will also lead our sales team in developing domestic and international partner channels for the PRI’s Rapid Responder emergency preparedness and crisis management system.

“Rusty is a veteran leader who can advance our business in a period of rapid growth and expansion,” said Jim Finnell, President and CEO of Prepared Response, Inc. “His experience in growth companies and enterprise sales comes at the right time for Prepared Response as we move forward with new products in a quickly evolving market.”

“As soon as I saw the capability of the software I knew right away that this was not only an incredible product that protects kids and schools; but has universal application in any situation where people and infrastructure are involved,” said Rusty Gildner. “I couldn’t be more excited about the future of Prepared Response expanding its reach and feel privileged to be a part of this team.”

Rusty Gildner started his career as a Corp Sales Manager for Hyatt Hotel Corp in Dearborn, MI. In 1992, he relocated to Seattle where he joined startup International BioProducts (IBP); developing solutions for the Food Safety Industry as its Sr. Sales Manager. He later became VP of International Sales servicing markets in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. IBP was later acquired by UK based Biotrace International, LLC, then again acquired by 3M Corp where Rusty became a Key Account Director in the 3M Health Care Division Food Safety Department, responsible for establishing and maintaining high level relationships at the largest global multinational food, beverage and brewing companies.

Prepared Response’s flagship product, Rapid Responder, has been used successfully used during a campus shooting, bomb threats, lock downs and other emergency response situations on school campuses and other sites across the country. The system has been deployed in 27 states across the nation, more than any other system of its kind. Prepared Response has also provided onsite professional services to over 16,000 facilities including in K-12 and higher education campuses, hospitals, churches, government agencies and other sites throughout the United States. Rapid Responder is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology" and endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association.

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Prepared Response, Inc. is the leading innovator of emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions in the nation. For over a decade, Prepared Response has provided industry leading technology and consulting services that have been proven to save lives and mitigate property damage. Rapid Responder® protects more than 16,000 facilities and is currently deployed in K12 and higher education campuses, public buildings, critical infrastructure and private facilities across the U.S.

The privately held company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Additional information can be found at or by calling 1-866-862-7741.

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