Bryan Ganz Executive Chairman
Mr. Ganz brings more than 30 years of global business experience in sales management, manufacturing, new product design and development as well as mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Ganz will assist SDI with sales & marketing, expansion of the company’s product range, review of operations, implementation of cost control measures, development of strategic alliances and financial oversight. During his career Mr. Ganz has bought, built and sold more than half a dozen global businesses with combined sales in excess of $1.0 billion. Most recently, Mr. Ganz sold Maine Industrial Tire LLC to Trelleborg (based out of Sweden) for $67 million, generating a 7.0x return to investors over a three-year period.
Mr. Ganz is a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City and completed his accounting designation at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Dean Thrasher Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Thrasher is a senior executive with more than two decades of start-up business management skills, mergers & acquisitions, product launches, product development, and funding experience in the technology, wholesale, manufacturing, distribution, retail and franchise sectors, as well as extensive international business and public market experience. Dean has run and managed several private companies as well as a TSX-Venture listed public company. His previously tenures include being Chair of both private and public companies, as well as holding a seat on the Board of Directors of these entities.
Don Levantin Independent Director
Mr. Levantin is a senior executive with a proven record of positioning companies for growth, profitability and acquisition. He is currently the chief executive officer and a board member of Amphora Inc., the leading global software solution and service provider for energy and commodity trading, risk management, and logistics execution. With over 30 years experience, he is an accomplished strategist in conceptualizing, building and operating corporations on a global level in the commodity sector. Prior to leading Amphora, he was a co-founder of Commoditrack, a real-time mark-to-market and risk management platform for commodities, which was acquired by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and later by Sungard Financial Systems. Prior to building and leading companies in the software sector, Mr. Levantin was a commodity trader with Philipp Brothers Commodity Corp. and Phibro Energy. He holds a BS in business and economics from Lehigh University.
Karen Bowling Independent Director
Ms. Bowling brings more than 25 years of diverse executive management experience to the board of SDI. Some of her skill-sets include; government affairs, lobbying, public relations, government procurement, marketing, communications, operations, and local and state-level legislation. Ms. Bowling has also spent part of her career in the less-lethal sector for a long-range acoustic hailing device company.
Karen’s recent positions include; Public Affairs Director at Foley & Lardner LLP, CEO at WiseEye AI, (an artificial intelligence company focused on the healthcare sector for CT scan identification and classification), Chief Administration Officer for the city of Jacksonville, FL (with a budget in excess of one billion dollars and over 5,000 employees), and Co-Founder and CEO of the Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care Centers. Ms. Bowling has sat on and chaired numerous boards across a dozen sectors, and has recently been Gubernatorial appointed to the board of the Florida State College in Jacksonville.
Security Devices International
Security Devices International (SDI) is a defense technology company focused on less lethal munitions and equipment. We develop, patent, manufacture and market the 40mm Blunt Impact Projectile ("BIP"), the 40mm Collapsible Head Impact Projectile ("CHIP") and the stabilized finned projectile ("SFP") for .68 / .49 cal rounds.
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