City of Industry, Calif.--December 11, 2003--Global ePoint Inc. (Global) (Company) (Nasdaq: GEPT) named retired Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates as vice president of business development for the Company's Sequent digital technology division.
Gates brings more than a half-century of law enforcement expertise, including 43 years of distinguished police service, almost 15 years of which he served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. A s a recognized pioneer in law enforcement, Gates has been an advisor to government leaders in matters of public safety and was chairman of the Major Cities Chiefs Association from 1988 to 1992 . He is also a recognized authority on terrorism, control of civil disorders and riots, and development of air support for ground units. He holds a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Southern California.
"Sequent has developed leading-edge technology and a total solution, which shows the potential to win a significant share of the law enforcement market," said Gates. "Under Global, we plan to continue building brand awareness of Sequent as a provider of complete, intelligent systems that can meet the video surveillance requirements and other security needs of not only law enforcement but other markets, as well."
"Chief Gates is a proven leader," commented Toresa Lou, Global ePoint CEO. "His outstanding track record in law enforcement leadership is expected to help ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and an effective marketing strategy for building momentum in this market. I am confident that, with his guidance, we can continue to strengthen Sequent's leadership position and deliver positive results.
"Our overall strategy for Sequent is to progress technologically and sales-wise," Lou continued. "Chief Gates' background in law enforcement makes him highly qualified to increase product visibility in that market and contribute to Sequent's brand awareness and, thereby, sales growth. His broad experience is also expected to help identify additional opportunities, including moving into new market segments."