STRATHAM, N.H., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Visible Assets, Inc. (Visible®), a global provider of RuBee (IEEE 1902.1), wireless asset visibility, security, and prognostic health networks, today announced the appointment of Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN (Ret) to its Board of Directors.
As Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. from 1994 to 1996, he was in charge of the world's largest naval command, including more than 190 ships, 1,600 aircraft, and 200,000 personnel, with an operating budget of $5 billion per year. In this command, he was directly responsible for naval relations with 45 countries throughout the Asia Pacific Rim. He is a combat experienced naval aviator with over 4,000 flying hours, over 1,000 aircraft carrier landings with over 150 air combat sorties in Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf. He also served as: the Chief of Naval Personnel; Battle Group Commander in Desert Storm and Desert Shield; Carrier Air Wing Commander; the Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; U.S. 7th Fleet's Chief of Staff; Executive Assistant on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy; and Program Coordinator for the F/A-18 jet aircraft. Admiral Zlatoper has many distinguished awards and personal decorations has been regularly called to testify before the U.S. Congress and was recently appointed by the President to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
"Zap, as he prefers to be called, has managed, championed, and directed many complex defense-related, high-security global deployments over the last four decades. He can help strategically guide Visible Assets' rapidly growing products and defense IoT business as well as our industrial IoT business," said John K. Stevens, chairman, and chief executive officer of Visible. "His unique expertise in defense, government, business, and broad knowledge of the many new cybersecurity challenges faced by everyone today is an important addition to the company. We are truly honored that someone of Admiral Zlatoper's capabilities, stature, and experience has agreed to join the Visible Board."
Admiral Zlatoper has extensive chief executive experience and serves on several Corporate Boards. He was a trustee of the $2.5 billion Estate of James Campbell and served as Co-Chairman and CEO of Sanchez Computer Associates. Admiral Zlatoper grew Sanchez to where it was rated 45th on the Forbes list of America's 200 Best Small Companies and was sold in 2004 to Fidelity National Financial. Admiral Zlatoper holds Honorary Doctorate degrees in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a master's degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from RPI. He is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College.
"Visible's unique RuBee wireless technology opens many new doors and opportunities for enhanced security, reduced audit costs, and management costs of mission-critical assets throughout the defense world," said Admiral Zlatoper. "Current and pending RuBee installations around the globe have the potential to enhance security, mitigate the loss of high-value weapons, and extend the life of other critical military assets. I am excited to be part of the Visible Assets' Board and team. I look forward to working with the company to help raise its visibility and to advise, promote, and optimize RuBee-based deployments globally."
RuBee wireless is similar to RFID, but emits magnetic fields, not Radio Frequency (RF) fields, as a result, RuBee; is not blocked by steel, humans, snow, dirt or liquids; tags have a field-proven 20-year battery life; tags can have optional prognostic accelerometer, temperature, humidity, pressure sensors; systems are HERO safe and HERF safe, RuBee is the only wireless technology that is approved for use on explosives, strategic and tactical fused ordnance; produces no Compromising Emanations, with no eavesdropping, target or tempest risk; has no multipath reflections so no read nulls, provides 100% read accuracy in harsh environments. Visible Assets sells a variety of integrated Auto-ID, IEEE 1902.1 systems; Armory 20/20 - secure small arms armories; Store 20/20 - explosive and sensitive item stores; Factory 20/20 - defense, aerospace, and FDA regulated factories; Allegro 20/20 - sensor tags for weapons shot counting, Sensor 20/20 - advanced defense IoT, prognostic health monitoring sensor systems. RuBee systems have customer proven high read reliability with enhanced security and automated audits in harsh conditions (e.g. sites with steel, liquids, and EMI) where RF-based technologies have challenges.
About Visible: Visible Assets, Inc. is a privately held U.S. company, based in Stratham, N.H. Visible designs manufactures and sells RuBee wireless real-time asset security and visibility networks based on the IEEE 1902.1 standard. Visible Assets provides integrated visibility solutions through partners, including Lockheed Martin, Husky Injection Molding Systems. RuBee Visibility Networks are installed and working in over 1,500 industrial and government sites throughout the world. Visible Assets, Inc. has an active RuBee licensing program. For more information, visit www.rubee.com.
John K. Stevens: CEO
Tim Pierce: Executive VP
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