MetaPower International, Inc. Announces the Election of New Officers

Feb 19, 2013, 09:11 ET from MetaPower International, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaPower International, Inc. (OTCPINK: MTPR) (the "Company") announces that Edwin G. Gibson, Jr. has been elected as the President of MetaPower International, Inc. effective Monday, February 11, 2013.  Mr. Gibson was also elected President of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, MetaPower, Inc.  In turn, MetaPower, Inc., as the sole shareholder of its' Canadian subsidiary, MetaPower Canada, Ltd., elected Mr. Gibson to the Board of Directors of MetaPower Canada, Ltd, and installed him as its President. 

Until March, 2012, Mr. Gibson had served both as Sr. Vice President of the Company, and as a member of the Company's Board of Directors.  In March of 2012 Mr. Gibson retired as an officer of the Company, but remained a member of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Gibson agreed to come out of retirement to serve as President.  He will assume the duties of Ken Allen, who passed away very unexpectedly, on January 29, 2013. 

Mr. Gibson comes to his new position with extensive experience both in the Company, and before joining the Company.  As Sr. Vice President, Mr. Gibson was also the Principal Consultant of the Company and was instrumental in developing MetaPower's methodology. He has over 30 years of diverse experience. Mr. Gibson's career has been focused on helping companies exploit the potential of information technology by structuring their business processes.  A large portion of his experience has been concentrated in the Electric Utility Industry in general and the Nuclear Industry in particular. However, over the years, Mr. Gibson has worked with companies in the Chemical, Transportation, Engineering, Steel and Communication Industries. He has also worked with DOE weapons facilities. Mr. Gibson has held responsible management positions as Project Manager for a major utility power project, Assistant General Superintendent for a Nuclear Power Plant, Manager of Cost & Scheduling for a utility holding company, Director of Information Systems Consulting, Manager of Maintenance Consulting, Manager of Information Systems Development, Manager of Projects and General Manager for a Transportation Information Systems Division.

The Board of Directors also elected John E. Prouty to be the Company's Executive Vice President.  This will allow Mr. Prouty to continue to focus on the development of the Company's proprietary technology and the development of the Company's products.   

Mr. Prouty is also the Chief Knowledge Officer of MetaPower and has been instrumental in developing and implementing MetaPower's methodology.  He has over 35 years of Information Systems experience.  Mr. Prouty's career has been focused on work management issues, integrating technology, methodology, and business process perspectives.  Mr. Prouty has designed, developed, and assisted in the implementation of various enterprise applications in the transit, utility, manufacturing, and facilities maintenance industries.  Over his career, Mr. Prouty has held responsible management positions as Vice President of Product Development, Chief Knowledge Officer, Client Project Manager and Consulting Analyst, Development Project Manager and Consulting Analyst, Manager of Client/Server Development, Manager of Professional Services, Manager of System Support, Manager of Systems Requirements Analysts, Project Manager - Power Plant Management Systems Development, Senior Business Analyst/Server Development, Sr. Lead Analyst - Power Plant Management Systems Development, Programmer/Analyst.

About MetaPower International, Inc.:

MetaPower International, Inc. uses information technology and change management services to help companies achieve sustainable results. Through culturally aligned training, tools and techniques, our experts align business processes with management's strategic priorities. Client solutions include workforce culture assessment, as well as best-practice modules compiled for such industry applications as Process Safety Management.  MetaPower was founded in 1996.

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Steve Ivy

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