SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ:LRAD), the world's leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Device® and advanced mass notification systems, today announced Karen E. Bowling will become its Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Bowling comes to the Company after serving as the Director of Public Affairs and a member of the Government & Public Policy Practice for Foley & Lardner LLP.
Ms. Bowling acted as the liaison between Foley & Lardner LLP and LRAD Corporation during the Company's retention of the firm earlier this year to consult on developing marketing, strategic planning and business strategies to grow LRAD's U.S. mass notification business.
Ms. Bowling also recently served as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to serving Jacksonville, Ms. Bowling spent over 25 years in marketing and senior management at several public and private companies. In 2001, she co-founded one of the first chains of retail health clinics with Florida Governor Rick Scott.
"Karen has been instrumental in opening doors and assisting us in developing new business strategies to build awareness and increase our domestic mass notification revenues," remarked Tom Brown, President and CEO of LRAD Corporation. "Karen's addition to our management team will enhance and expand our Long Range Acoustic Device and ONE VOICE™ sales and marketing efforts."
"The strength of the LRAD brand and proven track record of the Company's clear voice communication systems provide competitive advantages to gain significant market share in the global mass notification market and grow the Long Range Acoustic Device business," commented Ms. Bowling. "In my new position, I look forward to working with management and the rest of the LRAD team in growing the Company's revenues."
Ms. Bowling is on the board of directors of the Florida State College at Jacksonville and its accompanying Foundation. Ms. Bowling has a bachelor's degree in literature communications from the University of North Florida and is a graduate of Leadership Florida.
About LRAD Corporation
LRAD Corporation designs, manufactures and markets Long Range Acoustic Device® and advanced mass notification systems to save lives on both sides of its proprietary products. LRAD® systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification and public address, fixed and mobile defense deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection, and wildlife control and preservation. For more information about the Company and its LRAD systems, please visit www.lradx.com.
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