JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:GLTC) announced today that Jerome B. Eisenberg has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2010. Mr. Eisenberg, is currently Chairman of the Board of ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC - News), based in Fort Lee, NJ, a global satellite-based data communications company that operates a network of 29 satellites. ORBCOMM Inc. also provides cellular communications services through reseller agreements with major cellular providers.
Mr. Eisenberg has been the Chairman of the Board of ORBCOMM, Inc. since January 2006 and has been a member of its board of directors since February 2004. He has also served on the board of directors of ORBCOMM LLC and ORBCOMM Holdings LLC since 2001. Between 2001 and December 2008, Mr. Eisenberg held a number of positions with ORBCOMM Inc. and with ORBCOMM LLC, including, most recently the Chief Executive Officer until March 2008. Mr. Eisenberg has worked in the satellite industry since 1993 where he helped found Satcom International Group, a PLC formed under the laws of the United Kingdom. Prior thereto, Mr. Eisenberg was CEO, President and Board Member of Helenwood Manufacturing Corporation (presently known as Tennier Industries), a government contractor; a partner in the law firm of Eisenberg, Honig & Fogler; and a Senior Attorney/Assistant Corporate Counsel for the City of New York.
"Jerry brings to our Board and shareholders a very strong background in the international marketplace," said Michael Cordani, Chairman of GelTech Solutions' Board of Directors. "In addition, he has already shown that he can build shareholder value at both the private and public company level. His experience in managing a growing public company will be an invaluable asset. Jerry's experience will provide us with a unique perspective as we continuously explore additional opportunities for our products. We look forward to his contributions."
GelTech Solutions' creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public accomplish environmental and safety goals, such as water conservation and the protection of lives, homes, and property from fires. Its two leading products are FireIce(R) and RootGel.
FireIce(R) is a patent pending powdered fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus; fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
RootGel is a solution to today's drought challenges. RootGel is a moisture-retentive soil conditioner that decreases the need for water. RootGel is ideal for turf growers, lawn and landscape professionals, tree and sod farms, nurseries and greenhouses.
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GelTech Solutions, Inc.
Michael Cordani, CEO