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American Defense Systems, Inc.


"We protect and serve those who defend, serve and protect us with an uncompromising commitment to safety and excellence in product design and installation."

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Industry: Military Armored Vehicle, Tank, and Tank Component Manufacturing

American Defense Systems, Inc., (ADSI) based in Hicksville, New York, is a global leader and innovator in the design, fabrication engineering, manufacturing and installation of Add on Armor (AoA) Crew Protection Kits (CPK). Each CPK consists of both transparent and opaque armor that meets or exceeds the established OIF Threats. ADSI utilizes its state-of-the-art armor and blast-resistant solutions and capabilities on a number of military vehicles and equipment platforms that protect against present and future threats; these threats include IEDs, rocket attacks, landmines and hostile enemy engagements that military and federal agencies encounter in the Global War on Terror (GWOT).

The Company designs and supplies transparent and opaque armor solutions for both military and commercial applications. These products, sold under Vista trademarks, are used in transport and fighting vehicles, construction equipment, sea craft and various fixed structures which require ballistic and blast attenuation. The Company also develops solutions, integrates and installs detention and security hardware, entry control and monitoring systems, intrusion detection systems, and security glass. In addition, the Company provides engineering and consulting services to the detention and security industry. The primary customers of the Company are United States government agencies, general contractors who have contracts with governmental entities, and private industry.

ADFS Security Details

Shares Outstanding 57,197,292 a/o Jun 30, 2013
Authorized Shares 100,000,000 a/o Jun 30, 2013
IPO on 05/30/08 - American Stock Exchange



Sep 27, 2013 - American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADSI) Purchases American Physical Security Group (APSG)

Management Team

Dale S. Scales Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Dale S. Scales joined our board of directors in December 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Scales worked as a consultant, specializing in private equity and venture capital investments, risk analysis, corporate finance strategies and operational management restructurings. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Scales served as Managing Director and founding member of OBX Capital Group LLC (“OBX”), a consulting firm specializing in private equity and venture capital investments. Prior to this role, Mr. Scales served from 2001 to 2002 as VP of Finance and Board Member for Mobile Reach Technologies Inc. From 1988 to 2001, Mr. Scales worked for Stafford Trading Group, Banque National De Paris Securities, S&J Derivatives, and NationsBank-CRT Options L.P., in Germany, Japan and the US in their prospective derivative markets.  Mr. Scales previously served as a member of the board of directors of Active Data Services, a data capturing company, from 2005 to 2009.  Mr.  Scales currently serves on the Board of Polka Dot Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy and early childhood development and education.  He is also an active supporter of the Armed Forces Network and UNC-TV.  Mr. Scales graduated with B. A. in Economics from Wheaton College in 1986. 
Gary Sidorsky Chief Financial Officer

Gary Sidorsky has served as a member of our board of directors and our Treasurer, and our Chief Financial Officer since December 2007 and December 2006, respectively, and from January to December 2006 served as our Controller. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of American Physical Security Group, LLC, our wholly owned subsidiary, since its formation in January 2008. Mr. Sidorsky has 26 years of accounting experience with both accounting firms and manufacturing companies. He served as Accounting Manager for Diam International, a leading global manufacturer of merchandising displays, from September 2003 to January 2006. Mr. Sidorsky received his Bachelor of Art degree from Quinnipiac University and MBA from Dowling College. He has also earned course certificates in Finance for Executives from the University of Chicago School of Business and Logistics from the Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM).

Victor LaSala Senior Vice President Research & Development

Victor LaSala has served as our Senior Vice President and our Vice President of Research and Development since March 18, 2008 and June 2005, respectively. Mr. La Sala also served as our Director of Engineering from March 2004 to June 2005. Prior to that, from January 1990 to March 2004, Mr. La Sala served as Managing Partner for James, La Sala & Associates, LLP, an architectural engineering firm, and as Partner for EnerTec Consulting Engineers from February 1984 to December 1989. From May 1974 to February 1984, Mr. La Sala served as Fire Protection Engineer and Safety Specialist at the U.S. General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service. Mr. La Sala also worked at Grumman Aerospace from June 1968 to October 1970 as a Spacecraft Design Engineer for the design of the Lunar Module Spacecraft. Mr. La Sala received his Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Master of Arts degree in Occ. Safety and Health from New York University.

Curtis M. Taufman Senior Vice President Engineering   
Curtis M. Taufman has served as our Senior Vice President of Engineering and Architecture and our Vice President of Engineering since March 18, 2008 and July 2005, respectively. From April 2004 to July 2005, Mr. Taufman served as our Chief Operating Officer. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Taufman was an associate at James La Salsa & Associates, an architectural engineering firm. Mr. Taufman received his Bachelors of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Mr. Taufman is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey and Vermont and maintains National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certification Web.          



American Physical Security Group.

- APSG is a manufacturer in perimeter security products that provides superior physical security solutions.
- Our American Anti Ram (AAR) products include our line of K-4 through K-12 crash rated barriers and bollards. Our Hi-Threat products include our line of forced entry, bullet resistant and blast mitigation products.
- APSG custom security solutions are tested and certified to ASTM standards, the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Bureau and the Department of Homeland Security. Our high-security building products have been designed and engineered to unparalleled levels of security and excellence.
- APSG’s active vehicle barriers have received the Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology designation and certification by the Department of Homeland Security.
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#1333   We were up 100% for a time........ Garyst 06/23/17 03:05:35 PM
#1332   Back in April it had 4-5 days of Garyst 06/23/17 09:28:55 AM
#1331   This one might be more lightly traded than elevate333 06/23/17 08:57:14 AM
#1330   Definitely not me. Still holding all my shares. Garyst 06/22/17 01:21:02 PM
#1329   There's like 10 of us left with money Patrkci 06/22/17 01:12:18 PM
#1328   Who is the Jackass who sells into the Garyst 06/22/17 10:16:00 AM
#1327   That's tough to say. All it would take Garyst 06/21/17 11:17:01 PM
#1326   Highest not higher - thanks The Ultimate Choice 06/21/17 11:09:57 PM
#1325   In your professional opinion, what's the higher price The Ultimate Choice 06/21/17 11:08:13 PM
#1324   It moves very easily and not a whole Garyst 06/21/17 11:05:34 PM
#1323   Just wished I had a higher position with The Ultimate Choice 06/21/17 11:02:09 PM
#1322   I like your thinking :) Garyst 06/21/17 10:17:01 PM
#1321   It's going to double the next two days The Ultimate Choice 06/21/17 08:53:44 PM
#1320   006, insanely thin now on L2. Garyst 06/21/17 12:36:07 PM
#1319   Russia shuts off Polands Gas supply shurtha2000 06/21/17 09:32:24 AM
#1318   100% ADFS 0054. Garyst 06/20/17 12:01:52 PM
#1317   Surprised we didn't see a move today following Garyst 06/19/17 02:39:46 PM
#1316   With the Syrian incident and the Russians making stockyupydowny 06/19/17 09:19:13 AM
#1315   Come onnnnnn Patrkci 06/19/17 01:27:49 AM
#1314   Last Syrian event, ADFS ran 780% the following day. Garyst 06/18/17 06:16:41 PM
#1313   Navy jet shoots down Syrian warplane that attacked Garyst 06/18/17 06:16:14 PM
#1312   Reinforcements headed to Afghanistan shurtha2000 06/18/17 04:57:49 PM
#1311   Selling appears to be over. Now, lets get Garyst 06/15/17 10:28:25 PM
#1310   $11.67 trade drops us 41%! Garyst 06/14/17 03:55:11 PM
#1309   Me too. Sitting tight. Super low float Garyst 06/14/17 01:12:08 PM
#1308   I am topped out on this one, won't captain g 06/13/17 09:50:49 PM
#1307   Quiet days. 0056 on ask! Just need some volume Garyst 06/13/17 01:50:06 PM
#1306   Good shot they do in the days ahead Garyst 06/11/17 09:26:05 PM
#1305   Will North Korea launch this weekend ? 95% probability shurtha2000 06/09/17 02:55:25 PM
#1304   Qatar situation could develope here shurtha2000 06/09/17 02:52:30 PM
#1303   US Airstikes on Syrian convoy destroyed shurtha2000 06/09/17 02:51:37 PM
#1302   That's typical with a low float ticker. Usually Garyst 06/08/17 01:30:18 PM
#1301   Bid ask disparity suspicious as fuck. Strange Patrkci 06/08/17 01:20:49 PM
#1300   Agree and N. Korea is not backing down Garyst 06/08/17 12:21:25 PM
#1299   This mother is going to blow big time shurtha2000 06/08/17 12:20:25 PM
#1298   Nice buys today. Garyst 06/08/17 11:51:18 AM
#1297 Garyst 06/07/17 10:37:30 PM
#1296   Between N. Korea and other events happening...... something Garyst 06/07/17 02:58:20 PM
#1295   Bush Carrier Group just launched off some missiles shurtha2000 06/06/17 02:02:52 PM
#1294   Impatient person selling at 003. Not a wise Garyst 06/05/17 01:32:04 PM
#1293   Time is running out for the North Koreans Garyst 06/04/17 08:35:39 PM
#1292 Pocket9s 06/03/17 01:15:25 PM
#1291   N. Korea also continues to defy the world Garyst 06/02/17 11:51:18 AM
#1290   Huge orders are imminent Afganistan needs reinforcements shurtha2000 06/02/17 11:35:25 AM
#1289   43% 0043 so far today Garyst 06/02/17 10:55:01 AM
#1288   US sending a 3rd Navy ship to the Garyst 05/31/17 11:12:57 AM
#1287   Huge Explosion in Kabul - Taliban winning over there shurtha2000 05/31/17 01:45:51 AM
#1286   North Korea just shot off another short range missile. Garyst 05/28/17 11:03:58 PM
#1285   Looking decent again today. Garyst 05/26/17 09:47:59 AM
#1284   42% even better now Garyst 05/25/17 03:26:27 PM