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Armor Designs Announces Organizational Changes

August 6, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Armor Designs, Inc. (LSE: ADID)("Armor" or the "Company"), a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of body armor solutions for military, government and commercial use, announces recent organizational changes. Dr. Subramaniam ("Subby") Rajan, currently a professor and Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), has joined Armor Designs as Director of Research and Development. The Company has also reinstated Ms. Ruth Covey as Senior Director of Operations.

"We are pleased to have made these important additions to our executive management team at Armor Designs," said David Oliveira, Chief Executive Officer of Armor Designs. "Conceptualizing, designing, manufacturing and assembling superior body armor, vehicular and infrastructure protection products is at the foundation of what we do, and we are very fortunate to have Dr. Rajan join our Company to spearhead our R&D efforts. Dr. Rajan has extensive research experience in the fields of mechanical and computational engineering, and he will continue to teach the computational and experimental mechanics research program at ASU.

"We are also proud to reinstate Ms. Covey as the head of our operating and manufacturing systems. Ms. Covey has been with the Company since its inception and has been instrumental in implementing Armor Designs' Quality Management System (ISO), Manufacturing Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) program, Export Control system, and Facilities Security processes in collaboration with Federal and State oversight agencies," Mr. Oliveira continued. "As we continue to expand our executive staff at Armor Designs, we plan to recruit people such as Dr. Rajan and Ms. Covey who are outstanding in their areas of expertise and experience."

Dr. Subramaniam ("Subby") Rajan, Director of Research and Development

Dr. Rajan has over thirty five years of experience in fundamental and applied research in computational and experimental mechanics involving development of tools for engineering design including finite element analysis, design optimization, constitutive modeling of composites, software development and high-performance computations. Currently serving as a Professor of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State University, he has worked as a principal and co-principal investigator in sponsored research from government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the US Army. Over the last fifteen years, he has been working to find effective solutions to ballistic and blast problems working with the FAA and DoD (ARL, TSWG, SOCOM) both as a faculty member at ASU and by leading the R&D efforts at ADI.

Dr. Rajan has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations, has won best papers awards, and has several patents in his name. His teaching abilities have been recognized by winning several awards such as the ASCE Best Teacher Award, the Top 5% Faculty Award from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from the Greater Phoenix Engineering Association. He is engaged in community activities such as K-12 education for students and teachers in the state of Arizona, serves as a board member of the Resource Center for Global Ecohappiness, is a board member and faculty expert in the Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education, and is also a member of the Education Advisory Board for the Kno Corporation in California. He obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a PhD in solid mechanics from the University of Iowa.

Ruth G. Covey, Senior Director, Operations

Ms. Covey has an extensive corporate executive leadership background at companies such as the Boeing Corporation and Applied Materials where she focused on manufacturing process improvement, product and supplier quality, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, team building and restructuring/downsizing troubled departments. Ms. Covey has an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a Masters in International Management. She is a US Citizen, born in the United Kingdom and raised in the Republic of South Africa.

Keywords for this news article include: Engineering, Armor Designs Inc., Government Agencies Offices and Entities.

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