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Stephen L. Norris, Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group, Joins GDSI Board and Becomes Chairman and CEO of GDSI International

Thomas W. Janes, Leading Private Equity and Investment Banking Expert, Joins GDSI Advisory Board

Richard Feldman, Firearms Industry Expert, Joins GDSI Advisory Board

H. “Skip” Lee Named Vice President of Finance of GDSI Division, North American Custom Specialty Vehicles

GDSI Signs Midtown Partners & Company As Exclusive Investment Banking Advisor

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Joins Transition Management Team

International Financing Expert Edwin J. Wang Joins GDSI’s Growing Team of Senior Advisers

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Shipment of High-End, Mobile Command and Control Vehicle to Middle East  - Value in Excess of $1 million

 GDSI Acquires Custom Command & Control Vehicle Builder, NACS Vehicles of Melbourne, FL

RICHARD J. SULLIVAN

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Sullivan is responsible for the Company’s strategy, leadership and day-to-day operational activities.

Mr. Sullivan had great success with public company Applied Digital (NASDAQ-NCM: DIGA).  In five short years, Richard and his executive management team grew the company to $350 million in sales and the company established itself as a leading technology company.

In approaching the revitalization and refocus of GDSI, Richard has several goals:

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WILLIAM J. DELGADO

DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

William Delgado has, since August 2004, served as Director, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Delgado recently assumed the position of Executive Vice President and is responsible, along with Mr. Sullivan, for business development.  

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ARTHUR F. NOTERMAN

DIRECTOR

Arthur Noterman is a Chartered Life Underwriter. Mr. Noterman has owned an Investment and Insurance business for over 40 years located in Massachusetts and is a registered FINRA Broker affiliated with a Cincinnati, Ohio Broker/ Dealer.

Mr. Noterman has served on the Board of Directors of Applied Digital Solutions Inc. from 1997 to 2003 serving on the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors.  

Mr. Noterman attended Northeastern University, Boston, MA from 1965-1975 and obtained the Chartered Life Underwriter Professional Designation in 1979 from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

STEPHEN L. NORRIS

DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GDSI INTERNATIONAL

The Honorable Stephen L. Norris has substantial expertise in structuring, negotiating and implementing leveraged buy-outs, cash flow-based investments and financing strategies in the public and private capital markets as well as in complicated real estate transactions. Over the years, Mr. Norris has developed senior-level working relationships with essentially all the major Wall Street banks and investment banks.

From 1988-1997, Mr. Norris, as Co-founder (with David Rubenstein) and President of the Carlyle Group, a private merchant bank in Washington, D.C., was a principal participant and key advisor in Carlyle's numerous investments in various public and private companies.pre-Internet days), and real estate. Today, Carlyle is one of the largest and most successful private equity firms in the world.

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DAVID A. LOPPERT

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David Loppert is responsible for the Company’s finance and administrative functions. In 30+ years of financial and executive management, Mr. Loppert has proven his ability to manage large-scale public companies, effectively dealing with the challenges of Finance, Compliance and Administration.

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GARY A. GRAY

VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Gary Gray has 30+ years of experience  in software development and management.

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STEPHANIE C. SULLIVAN

DIRECTOR

Stephanie Sullivan, is a business entrepreneur and has served, since May 2011, as financial manager at Alexis Miami, a privately held upscale women’s fashion designer and manufacturer.   Ms. Sullivan graduated from the University of Miami in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.


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