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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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#1041   Yeah let em throw away it all. I'll Samthul 04/27/17 04:10:14 PM
#1040   I was going to today a few times Garyst 04/27/17 04:07:49 PM
#1039   I'm holding and might buy even more tomorrow. Samthul 04/27/17 04:05:28 PM
#1038   5 Board followers gone. 48 now. Obviously people Garyst 04/27/17 03:50:12 PM
#1037   Til CDEL is gone, this ain't going anywhere. Garyst 04/27/17 03:40:04 PM
#1036   Bid shows 007, someone sells and right to Garyst 04/27/17 03:39:32 PM
#1035   Over 1/2 mil bidding 0055 now Garyst 04/27/17 03:20:59 PM
#1034   Agree. We get thru that 129k 0074 and Garyst 04/27/17 02:42:27 PM
#1033   Someone needs to get G Sidorsky on the Pocket9s 04/27/17 02:19:34 PM
#1032   Just started to hit the main boards again Garyst 04/27/17 02:12:16 PM
#1031   North Korean crisis 'worst I've seen,' top Navy Garyst 04/27/17 02:07:33 PM
#1030   Big shake out today! Pocket9s 04/27/17 02:07:23 PM
#1029   .0074 slapper!!! Pocket9s 04/27/17 02:01:58 PM
#1028   L2 shift!$$$ Pocket9s 04/27/17 01:59:10 PM
#1027   Unless more shares show up, there are just Garyst 04/27/17 01:38:49 PM
#1026   My opinion is the mere fact that tensions Garyst 04/27/17 01:38:01 PM
#1025   Yeah but that's a long time to wait Garyst 04/27/17 01:35:35 PM
#1024   The most damning thing is the lack of m1ocha 04/27/17 01:25:49 PM
#1023   Yes there was: Value Investor called .0001 2.5 Pocket9s 04/27/17 01:22:40 PM
#1022   Bid .007 now, carefully orchestrated move down. Pocket9s 04/27/17 12:27:35 PM
#1021   Yeah but there was no volume to signal Garyst 04/27/17 11:32:45 AM
#1020   It's simple..people are dumping because they are convinced m1ocha 04/27/17 11:22:33 AM
#1018   30k @ 0068!! Great entry levels. Garyst 04/27/17 10:45:46 AM
#1017   Yes. When a person is in a ticker Garyst 04/27/17 10:42:28 AM
#1016   Lol I realize I'm new and all to Samthul 04/27/17 10:40:38 AM
#1015   Short sellers covered low. Pocket9s 04/27/17 10:38:24 AM
#1014   And someone sells into the whole 170k bid! Garyst 04/27/17 10:32:25 AM
#1013   170k bid now 0058, only 40k to 014 Garyst 04/27/17 10:31:22 AM
#1012   To that seller: I hope you absolutely lose Garyst 04/27/17 10:24:54 AM
#1011   Oh happy days...I'm virtually wiped out on this one. m1ocha 04/27/17 10:19:20 AM
#1010 thesellerbuyer 04/27/17 09:58:00 AM
#1009   Then move on. Pocket9s 04/27/17 09:29:20 AM
#1008   New North Korea Video thesellerbuyer 04/27/17 09:15:09 AM
#1007   Nothing but a pos pump job here droopyeyes 04/27/17 12:44:41 AM
#1006   Huge things ahead IMO, Holding my position here GARYST! jedijazz 04/27/17 12:01:57 AM
#1005   Don't be surprised if we see a good jedijazz 04/27/17 12:00:54 AM
#1004   Nice. I've been adding a few the past Garyst 04/26/17 10:24:20 PM
#1003   You picked a good time here. We were Garyst 04/26/17 10:23:45 PM
#1002   Great to be here! Gonna buy more tomorrow initforthemoney 04/26/17 10:20:16 PM
#1001   I'm thinking they might have something already contracted White Lightning 04/26/17 10:01:41 PM
#1000   F)@" North Korea! Pocket9s 04/26/17 09:59:48 PM
#999   Welcome. Nice way to average down by grabbing Garyst 04/26/17 09:45:35 PM
#998   Defense spending a top priority right now by Garyst 04/26/17 09:44:58 PM
#997   I'm all for it :) Garyst 04/26/17 09:44:31 PM
#996   Hello Guys. captain g 04/26/17 09:18:43 PM
#995   Nice to see you on the board. Garyst 04/26/17 06:59:27 PM
#994   “There was a definite degree of resolve that Garyst 04/26/17 06:59:02 PM
#993   I'm here & fixing to load more when initforthemoney 04/26/17 06:32:14 PM
#992   I wonder if ADFS sighn any new contracts White Lightning 04/26/17 06:10:08 PM
#991   Looks like 2 shareholders are left pretty PWIZZLE35 04/26/17 05:43:48 PM