Ed Desjardins Joins Guardvant as Executive Vice President

Guardvant expanding global management team as a result of company growth

TUCSON, Ariz., – September 23, 2014 — Guardvant, Inc., a provider of innovative mining technology is pleased to announce that Ed Desjardins has joined the company as executive vice president. With extensive mining industry experience both as a supplier and end-user of mining technology, Desjardins has held senior positions in management and operations at various world-class mining companies. Recently, Desjardins served as general manager for Trevali’s Santander underground mine in Peru, managing director for AngloGold Ashanti’s Mali operations, sr. manager mining technology at Barrick, and mining manager for Newmont’s Yanacocha mine.

Desjardins will provide executive oversight of Guardvant foreign subsidiaries, as well as lead the establishment of new international operations to support the company’s growing customer base.

“We are very happy to have Ed join Guardvant,” said Sergio Blacutt, Guardvant’s CEO. “His experience applying advanced mining technologies to operations, and his focus on value adding continuous improvement provides a new dimension to our team, which will in turn benefit our customers.”

Suite of Mining Technology Solutions
Guardvant’s suite of products improves safety in the mining environment while increasing productivity of operators through on-board applications for fatigue monitoring and collision avoidance. When combined, OpGuard and ProxGuard, which are installed on heavy equipment and light vehicle fleets, provide fatigue monitoring and improve the equipment operator’s situational awareness. The Guardvant Mobile Server on-board computer and Guardvant Mobile Router communications platform provide flexible options to streamline installation and use of multiple on-board applications regardless of the application brand.

About Guardvant, Inc.
Guardvant was founded in 2010 and focuses on creating innovative technology solutions to help mines improve safety, productivity, and protect assets. The Guardvant team consists of personnel with proven and successful track records in the development of fleet management and high-precision GPS guidance systems used in the mining industry. Guardvant is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, and serves the global mining market. Follow Guardvant on Twitter and LinkedIn.