KELOWNA, British Columbia -- EPOD International Inc. (OTCBB:EPOI), (Frankfurt: EDU), a developer of advanced energy management technologies that significantly increase the efficiency of electrical power devices, is pleased to announce that Mr. George Drazenovic, CGA, MBA, CFA, has joined EPOD's senior management team as Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him significant corporate development and financial management experience.
Mr. Drazenovic comes from one of North America's premier utility organizations, BC Hydro, where he evaluated, structured, and promoted wind, wave, and biomass energy opportunities. While at BC Hydro, he was also a key member of the management team responsible for implementing the outsourcing of 1,500 back-office and support staff, which, at the time, represented one of the largest utility outsourcing agreements in North America. Prior to BC Hydro, Mr. Drazenovic was a controller for a real estate and development organization and accountant for an internationally recognized public accounting firm.
Educationally, he holds an MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame, a BA in economics from University of British Columbia, and is a member in good standing with the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia and Vancouver Society of Chartered Financial Analysts. Mr. Drazenovic is a popular guest speaker and featured lecturer for the CFA program having instructed on the topics of Fixed Income Securities, Financial Statement and Credit Analysis, Derivatives and Corporate Finance.
"We are pleased to have George join EPOD," said Mark Roseborough, EPOD President. "George has valuable strategic and financial leadership experience and will be an important part of our management team as our business continues to grow. He will be responsible for leading the Company's corporate governance and compliance requirements, and for structuring financing arrangements, particularly government related programs related to the Kyoto Protocol," added Roseborough.
About EPOD: EPOD International Inc. is a leader in the development of advanced energy management technologies with real-world market applications. The Company's patent-pending 'Energy Pod' technology manages and manipulates electrical energy such that utilization of DC-electric battery power becomes significantly more efficient. EPOD's patent-pending and proprietary technologies are applicable to a wide variety of industries and applications, and are available through licensed OEM's and directly to end-users.
CONTACT: EPOD International Inc. L. Mark Roseborough, President or Brett Walker (604) 669-0600 (604) 662-4929, fax