Blackline Unveils New Name, Adds New Board Member
July 2, 2015
Shareholders approve ‘Blackline Safety’ and add independent member, Brad Gilewich
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – July 2, 2015) –
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Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) today announces that during its annual general meeting last week, shareholders voted in favor of changing Blackline’s name from Blackline GPS Corp. to Blackline Safety Corp. This change reaffirms the company’s focus on employee safety monitoring technology design, product development and manufacturing. Shareholders also re-elected Blackline’s existing board of directors and approved the new appointment of Brad Gilewich, bringing the number of board members to six. Mr. Gilewich is a Chartered Accountant and Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at the Katz Group which includes DAK Investments Corp., Blackline’s largest investor.
“Blackline is committed to becoming the world leader in lone worker safety monitoring and our name change to Blackline Safety represents the true direction and scope of the business,” says Cody Slater, CEO and Chairman of Blackline. “The addition of Mr. Gilewich further broadens the base of experience and expertise on the board, helping the company to achieve its mission and ensures the maximum benefits to shareholders.”
Supporting Blackline’s name change to Blackline Safety, the company has recently launched a new website at www.blacklinesafety.com, supporting the promotion of its Loner® safety monitoring products and services. The new website’s bold and confident branding underscores the capability of Blackline’s broad solution portfolio to monitor employees everywhere they work-within facilities, populated areas, or the most remote reaches of our planet. Every industry, organization, and employee role is unique and a highly customizable Loner product is available to meet the most challenging customer requirements.
Blackline’s Loner products are designed to improve the outcome of an employee who has suffered a workplace injury, health event, or physical assault. Incorporating real-time communication and multiple location technologies, Blackline’s products help employers manage an efficient emergency response to a worker’s precise location.
About Blackline: Blackline GPS Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BLN) is a wireless location leader that develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for worker safety monitoring. Targeting a broad cross-section of industries where safety is a corporate priority, Blackline’s Loner solutions are promoted through offices in Calgary and the United Kingdom, and sold through a growing network of international distributors. Blackline’s safety solutions deliver safety and location awareness through mobile messaging, monitoring portal, Blackline’s Safety Operations Center, and web services. Blackline’s vision is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring products in the world. Blackline products allow customers to protect their personnel, share the conditions of their environment, and connect with emergency services when necessary. Blackline solutions Protect. Share. Connect.® For more information, visit www.blacklinesafety.com.
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