Vancouver Businessman Dickson Hall Joins Nanotech Security Board
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – July 14, 2015 – Nanotech Security Corp. (TSXV: NTS) (OTCQX: NTSFF) today announced that Dickson Hall has joined the company’s board of directors. Mr. Hall brings more than 30 years of experience in foreign investment and international business, particularly in China, which Nanotech sees as one of its key growth markets. He currently directs business development efforts in Asia for Hunter Dickinson, Inc., a Canadian-based resource group, is chairman of the board of directors of ACT360 Solutions, a British Columbia-based provider of online customer acquisition software and services, and is a director of MEC Advisory Ltd., sole manager of Can-China Global Resources Fund, a $1 billion fund backed by the Export-Import Bank of China. The addition of Mr. Hall brings Nanotech’s board to six members, including Doug Blakeway, Brian Causey, Dr. Bozena Kaminska, Ken Tolmie, and Bernhard Zinkhofer.
Mr. Hall was vice president of Continental Minerals Corporation, which discovered a large copper-gold deposit in China and was instrumental in its sale to a Chinese state-owned mining company for $430 million in 2011. He helped establish the operations of British Petroleum in China in the early 1980s and also established and directed the first Government of British Columbia Trade and Investment Office in Hong Kong from 1986-1998. Mr Hall is fluent in Mandarin.
“As we continue to expand internationally, adding someone with Dickson’s ability to help attract business and investment is very valuable,” said Doug Blakeway, chairman and CEO of Nanotech Security. “His experience in China and language capabilities will significantly assist with the Company’s plans for the Asian market development. We welcome Dickson onto the team and look forward to the contributions we know he will make.”
“This is an exciting time to work with Nanotech as the Company continues to receive tremendous international interest for its security feature technology,” said Mr. Hall. “The Company is positioned for growth with a unique and exciting proprietary technology. The key to expansion in today’s market is success in Asia, which is where I will focus my time and energies to support Doug and the Nanotech team.”
A total of 50,000 stock options exercisable for 5 years at $1.15 were awarded to Mr. Hall, subject to customary regulatory approval and vesting conditions.
About Nanotech Security
Nanotech Security Corp. is a leading innovator in the design and production of advanced security products and surveillance solutions. Nanotech’s KolourOptik™ and Plasmogram™ products are nanotechnology-based product platforms inspired by the unique optical properties of the iridescent wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly. These security products produce intense, high definition optically variable images and colour-shift optical thin films (OTF) that are activated by a simple tilt or rotation, with higher resolutions than the best LED-displays. The images and OTFs are ideal for authentication of currency, passports, and identification cards in addition to distinguishing branded goods from counterfeits. The company’s surveillance division designs and manufactures sophisticated surveillance and intelligence gathering communications and forensic equipment for the law enforcement and intelligence community. Nanotech also operates a state of the art training academy providing technical surveillance training to the law enforcement community.