Guardian 8 Hires International Sales Leader Ahead of ASIS 2014 Event
Security industry expo being held in Atlanta is considered the gateway to offshore sales
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – September 18,2014 – Guardian 8 Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH), announced today the hiring of Lex Hemeyer as its Director of International Sales in time for its exhibiting at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. The security industry conference has served as a springboard for Guardian 8 product launches in the past and this year the company will be highlighting the companies and industries that have adopted the Pro V2 enhanced non-lethal [ENL] device. Over 20,000 people are anticipated to attend the event.
“Since first attending the ASIS annual conference in 2011 we generated buying interest from over 150 international contacts,” said Steve Cochennet, Guardian 8 CEO. “A great deal of that interest – forty-five percent – comes to us from Latin America. Having Lex’s language skills and industry knowledge while at ASIS will be especially helpful to us.”
Lex Hemeyer was most recently the international sales contact for ASP USA, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of collapsible batons and pepper sprays, where he was responsible for selling into Latin America and Southeast Asian countries. Prior to his role at ASP, he was the Director of International Sales for TASER International and traveled extensively while selling into many of the same countries through a distributor network.
“I’m looking forward to applying my expertise in the non-lethal space and sharing this cutting edge technology from Guardian 8 with security providers across the globe,” Hemeyer commented. His travel agenda for the balance of 2014 has him scheduled to appear in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
About Guardian 8 Holdings
Guardian 8 Holdings, through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Guardian 8 Corporation, is the developer and manufacturer of the G8 Pro V2, an enhanced non-lethal (ENL) response to threats that revolutionizes how companies keep workplaces safe and mitigate risk. The G8 Pro V2 is a defensive device that provides any operator with non-lethal means to protect themselves and others, allowing time for law enforcement response, while initiating communication and incident recording. The Pro V2 is an intermediate option for response to aggressive subjects, developed as a solution for security professionals seeking a flexible tool with a layered defense approach. Guardian 8 was named one of “Ten Companies to Watch” in March 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal and has won security industry accolades for its innovative technology. To learn more about the company and its personal protection product line, visit www.Guardian8.com. Follow Guardian 8 on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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