MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everlert, Inc. (OTC:EVLI), effective Monday, November 10, 2014, Mark Blankenship, Virgil L. Nickell and Robert L. Hymers III were appointed to Everlert's board of directors. Darin Shaw, as the President and Chairmen of the Board, made the appointments to strengthen the Company's management capabilities. Mark Blankenship was appointed Company Secretary and Virgil Nickell was appointed the Company's treasurer to replace the departing John Taylor, who was removed from all positions with the Company by the Board in accordance with the Company's By-Laws.
Regarding the appointments, Darin Shaw, President and CEO said, "Mr. Nickell and Mr. Blankenship's advice has been a key element in laying the foundation for our success, and we are thrilled to have them join the Board of Directors and become senior officers. Not only is it an honor to have someone with their extensive business knowledge and experience join Everlert's Board, these men will also be instrumental in guiding the Company as it strives to grow and build shareholder value from newly launched operational initiatives. With our new management team in place, we believe that the Company is now prepared to realize its growth potential.
Mr. Shaw went on to say, "I am also happy that Robert Hymers accepted my offer to join us again as a Board member. We are looking forward to Mr. Hymers playing an active role in the Company and on the Board. His insight, experience with regulatory compliance and knowledge in the postage and entertainment industries is invaluable to the Company."
The new Board will be responsible for identifying strategic investment opportunities, developing the newly formed Everlert Entertainment, strengthening operating results within Totalpost Services, as well as working with the Company's SEC attorney and Auditor to complete regulatory filings in a timely and efficient manner. Additionally, they will be utilizing their collective experience in the manufacturing and entertainment industries to implement new efficiencies, develop opportunities, reduce costs, and identify acquisition targets.
About Virgil Nickell
Mr. Nickell has been engaged as a consultant for Totalpost Services, Inc., the Company's primary operating subsidiary, since 2013. Mr. Nickell served in the U.S Navy and subsequently spent 23 years working as a production planner at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. Concurrent with his career as a planner, Mr. Nickell is a successful real estate investor. He owns and actively manages several rental properties throughout Southern California. For several years, Mr. Nickell has been actively involved in the ministry as a licensed minister of a Baptist church located in Orange County, California. Mr. Nickell has extensive community ties and involvement with charitable organizations. He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Westminster, served as the VP of the Republican Assembly of California, and was the Assistant Director of the Veteran Charities of Orange County for many years.
About Robert Hymers
Robert Hymers was the president and CEO of Everlert until he resigned in July of 2014. He is a licensed CPA in the state of California and has been the Vice President of Totalpost Services Inc. since 2011. During his career as a tax professional at Ernst & Young, LLP, Mr. Hymers provided tax services to several prominent entertainment companies. His extensive experience with Entertainment and Postage industries together with his prolonged involvement with Everlert in different roles makes him a key asset to the Company. Mr. Hymers is also currently serving as the CFO of a publicly traded company called Global Hemp Group (OTC:GBHPF) and is the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Tax Services, LLC. Mr. Hymers holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accountancy from California State University Northridge. He is the founding managing editor of the University's "Tax Development Journal."
About Mark Blankenship
Since June 16, 2014, Mr. Blankenship has served as the V.P. of Mergers and Acquisitions of the Company. Mr. Blankenship is a retired attorney that ended his legal career as a prominent civil rights attorney. For a majority of his career, Mr. Blankenship specialized as a Securities & Transactions and Land Use attorney, during which he helped create and structure complex transactions involving the acquisition and development of large assets, all of which involved the participation and involvement of public finance, private equity and debt. During the latter part of his career as an attorney, Mr. Blankenship emerged as a prominent and high profile Civil Rights Attorney who litigated approximately one hundred Jury Trials to Verdict and was headlined by regional media as the "Lawyer for Underdogs". Mr. Blankenship has received awards and accolades for his legal advocacy that include The Tyisha Miller "Justice Award" as well as the "Martin Luther King 'Keeping the Dream Alive Award" bestowed upon Mr. Blankenship by the NAACP. Mr. Blankenship has served private equity companies as an attorney and has successfully assisted them in structuring many transactions as well as participating as a Principal in many of these transactions as a Venture Capitalist, Financier and Developer. Mr. Blankenship also funded and evolved a manufacturing company that produced building products that were distributed all over the world.
Mr. Blankenship holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Tulane University's School of Law, attended Harvard University for undergraduate graduate studies, and holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University. He is involved in numerous philanthropic works and has been an active Impresario of the Performing Arts via his creation of the artistically influential The Blankenship Ballet Company and Blankenship Cabaret Theatre, which Mr. Blankenship has been recognized by the media for revitalizing historic buildings to evolve cultural patrimony in Venice Beach and on 'Gallery Row' in the 'Historic Core' of downtown Los Angeles, as well as other regions of Southern California. In 1990, he ran as a top contender in the Republican Party for a seat in in the 35th District of the United States Congress.
Everlert, Inc. is a Mail Management solutions and management company. Our subsidiary, Totalpost Services, Inc., is one of the most prominent providers of quality ink cartridges in the U.S. postage meter industry. We produce compatible postage ink cartridges for Pitney Bowes, Neopost/Hasler, Francotyp Postalia. Virtually all U.S. based businesses use a postage meter cartridge on a daily basis to fulfill their mailing needs, creating a large demand for our quality cartridges. Our entertainment segment is focused on developing multiple entertainment projects that range from holding music rights, producing movies, utilizing top celebrities to promote products, and developing disruptive new entertainment technologies.
Totalpost's brand and reputation is expanding into other highly profitable business markets such as mailroom equipment, mailroom services, returned mail recycling, disaster planning and recovery for the mail recovery functionality for companies, and its Forensic and Security Division for representation of its line of forensic and security x-ray scanning equipment. Our purpose is to continue to create added value through enhancements and other improvements. Everlert, Inc. is a Nevada corporation and its corporate operations are located in Monrovia, California.
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