WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire -06/18/12)- Implant Sciences Corporation (IMSC) (IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced that it has attracted a top-performing sales leader in the explosives trace detection (ETD) industry. Todd Swearingen has been appointed General Manager for the Americas. He will oversee the federal and state sales channels in the Americas with focus on the aviation security markets, leading sales for the Company's Quantum Sniffer™ QS-B220 desktop explosives and drugs trace detector, which is currently undergoing U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) qualification testing for air cargo screening.
Mr. Swearingen comes to Implant Sciences from The SAFRAN Group's Morpho Detection, formerly GE Homeland Security, where he was Director of Aviation Security for North America. He managed the Company's top two clients and was responsible for relationships with key stakeholders in US/Canadian governments, airlines, airports and industry leaders. Previously, he was Assistant Federal Security Director with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's TSA at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, where he managed screening operations for over 1,200 Transportation Security Officers and the implementation of security technology, to include managing the largest state of the art in-line baggage system. Mr. Swearingen has also served as Senior Advisor to the TSA Administrator and served as a director within the U.S. Department of Labor. He began his career in active duty with the United States Coast Guard where he was an Analyst to the Commandant. Mr. Swearingen received his Business Management Degree in 1991 from Brown Mackie College in Kansas.
"Implant Sciences' technology, products, and the team they have assembled create an opportunity which I am very pleased to join," added Swearingen. "I look forward to playing a key role in presenting and implementing the Company's products which can better serve our nation's security needs through superior detection without the use of radioactive materials."
"We welcome Todd as the latest in a series of very talented industry participants who have left some of the largest players in the homeland security market to join our efforts here at Implant Sciences," stated Implant Sciences President and CEO Glenn D. Bolduc. "Todd brings a unique 360-degree view of the aviation security industry to the Company. His expert knowledge of security screening and solid relationships with TSA are strong assets for Implant Sciences as we move through the TSA qualification process with our QS-B220."
About Implant Sciences
Implant Sciences develops, manufactures and sells sophisticated sensors and systems for Security, Safety, and Defense (SS&D) markets. The Company has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial explosive and narcotics trace detection systems which ship to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally. Implant Sciences' QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector has received Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Designation and the Company's QS-B220 benchtop explosives and narcotics trace detector has received a Developmental Testing & Evaluation (DT&E) Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act). For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.implantsciences.com.
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