Howard Pierce joined the Ambient Board of Directors in November of 2004. Mr. Pierce brings a wealth of experience to Ambient’s Board. Until his retirement in June 2001, he served as President and CEO of ABB, Inc., the $5 billion US subsidiary of global industrial, energy and automation provider, ABB. Prior to his assuming leadership of ABB, he also served in a number of key executive positions, including President of ABB’s Steam Power Plants and Environmental Systems and President of ABB China Ltd. In this latter position he led ABB’s establishment in the Chinese market, creating 14 majority owned joint ventures and securing contracts valued at $700 million.