SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., January 17, 2003 –TASER® International, Inc. (Nasdaq: TASR, TASRW), a provider of advanced less-lethal weapons for use in the law enforcement, private security and personal defense markets, today announced with great pleasure the appointment of Dr. Mark W. Kroll to the Board of Directors.
“We are delighted to have such an outstanding Technologist join our Board of Directors. Kroll a scientist and engineer whose main research interest continues to be the interaction of electricity and the human body. TASER International, Inc. is focussed on the same areas of interest, namely the human body and the effects of electricity butfrom a different perspective,” said Phillips Smith, Chairman of the Board, TASER International, Inc. "Dr.Kroll brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a technology perspective, that will be immensely helpful to us in our current and future Biomedical testing for the Company. As we continue our medical testing to improve the efficacy of our TASR technology and the safety of the weapon system, Dr. Kroll's Board position and directly applicable experience will provide enormous benefits to the company,” said Smith.
The TASER Board of Directors currently includes Phillips Smith, chairman; Tom Smith, TASER president and co-founder; Rick Smith, Taser CEO and co-founder; Bruce Culver; Matt McBrady and Bernard Kerik former NYPD Police Commissioner. The board's mission is to help further penetrate the law enforcement market both domestically and internationally and to provide strategic guidance for the future of the company.
“I am proud to join such an innovative, high-growth company that has such an exciting future, particularly within the global law enforcement community where I have spent my professional life,” said Bernard Kerik. “I look forward to working with the team that built TASER International into the company it is today, and to contribute to the great cause in getting less-lethal weapons into the hands of every law enforcement officer in our country and abroad.”
About TASER International, Inc.
TASER International, Inc. provides advanced less-lethal weapons for use in the law enforcement, private security, and personal defense markets. Its flagship ADVANCED TASER® product uses proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects that may be impervious to other less-lethal means. This technology reduces injury rates to suspects and officers, thereby lowering liability risk and improving officer safety. The ADVANCED TASER® is currently in testing or deployment at over 1,400 law enforcement and correctional agencies in the U.S. and Canada.