Warren Brown, Boeing and Iridium Satellite Veteran, Joins iDirect Technologies as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Warren Brown, Boeing and Iridium Satellite Veteran, Joins iDirect Technologies as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications


RESTON, Va. - November 10, 2003 - iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions, today announced it has recruited Warren Brown, a veteran of The Boeing Company and McDonnell Douglas, and most recently director of marketing and corporate communications for Iridium Satellite LLC, to be its vice president of marketing and corporate communications.

Mr. Brown brings to his new post more than 20 years of corporate awareness and business communications experience, including extensive global branding and marketing achievements with Fortune 25 companies as well as start-up ventures.

"It's critical at this juncture in our business planning to generate the necessary visibility about the strides iDirect has made in managing financial growth and meeting the requirements of our customers," said John Kealey, iDirect's president and CEO. "We're fortunate to attract an individual of Warren Brown's caliber, with his extensive record of accomplishment in companies both large and small."

Brown was responsible for establishing Iridium Satellite as a provider of global mobile satellite voice, paging and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth's oceans, airways and polar regions. By driving the development and execution of Iridium's marketing, image and awareness strategies, he played a critical role in attracting the necessary customer attention and garnering the proper exposure to help Iridium Satellite reach a financial milestone of cash break-even less than three years after the company was re-launched out of bankruptcy under new structure and ownership.

Prior to joining Iridium, he had an extensive career with The Boeing Company where he was the director of advertising and international public relations. He was a key individual in the launch of multiple product and corporate awareness campaigns for The Boeing Company after its merger with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. He has also worked as the executive vice president and board member for Inflightonline, an aviation-based communications start-up company and also spent several years in senior level positions within the advertising industry.

Brown holds a bachelor's degree in advertising design from California State University - Long Beach, as well as an MBA in Business Communications from Almeda University.

About iDirect Technologies

iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Additional information is available on the company website at www.idirect.net.


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