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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."

Company Website

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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#1393   Where the Hell is Scales??? Pocket9s 11/28/17 09:44:04 PM
#1392   No big news yet. White Lightning 10/31/17 06:24:58 PM
#1391   By big news I mean any news, any 1to100 10/31/17 03:58:57 PM
#1390   Did they sighn any contracts yet. White Lightning 10/31/17 03:57:08 PM
#1389   Anyone have an idea when the Big News 1to100 10/31/17 01:50:30 PM
#1388   85K on the ask, I got for 80K 1to100 10/30/17 02:22:23 PM
#1387   Over 400k bidding 0015 50% over the current pps Garyst 10/24/17 03:14:34 PM
#1386   Wrong direction for us though :( Garyst 10/23/17 12:53:04 PM
#1385   Volume... Pocket9s 10/23/17 12:07:58 PM
#1384   ETRF bidding 20m .0001 Pocket9s 10/18/17 02:57:59 PM
#1383   can anybody post the level 2 here. I 1to100 10/13/17 03:50:11 PM
#1382   Possible. I'm still holding since the original spike Garyst 10/08/17 08:36:11 PM
#1381   I have a good feeling that this will The Ultimate Choice 10/07/17 08:51:58 AM
#1380   Dang, somebody wanted out to sell at 0019 range! Garyst 09/11/17 10:14:09 AM
#1379   Getting some volume again today as we head up. Garyst 09/06/17 04:04:54 PM
#1378   People need to take a look and see Garyst 09/05/17 02:50:05 PM
#1377   Seeing volume now. Pocket9s 09/05/17 02:17:23 PM
#1376   Just saw that and put a few posts Garyst 09/05/17 02:07:51 PM
#1375   1M share bid$ Pocket9s 09/05/17 02:01:48 PM
#1374   Surprised to be at these levels. Garyst 08/25/17 02:53:12 PM
#1373   Yea, I remember all that. Didn't move the Dubster watching 08/04/17 07:54:42 AM
#1372   The Gov contract website shows this Co had Garyst 08/03/17 01:38:24 PM
#1371   No they didn't and this stock is not Dubster watching 08/02/17 09:43:50 AM
#1370   Didn't see that yet. Just reading now. Garyst 07/28/17 12:02:21 PM
#1369   This time they struck Japan - NATO will The Ultimate Choice 07/28/17 11:58:15 AM
#1368   N. Korea just fired another missile. Garyst 07/28/17 11:55:09 AM
#1367   I believe so also and am holding. Garyst 07/28/17 10:37:46 AM
#1366   It's gonna fly soon - just watch The Ultimate Choice 07/28/17 12:17:31 AM
#1365   0043 X 0049, nice to see the bid Garyst 07/27/17 02:31:50 PM
#1364   China Prepares for a Crisis Along North Korea Border Garyst 07/25/17 03:51:39 PM
#1363   That large spike to the 02's was the Garyst 07/24/17 11:05:59 AM
#1362   The Co had previous Defense Department contracts. http://government-contractors Garyst 07/24/17 11:04:35 AM
#1361   Sales? Zenguy 07/22/17 04:58:39 PM
#1360   But interesting that price spiked several months ago. Zenguy 07/22/17 04:58:24 PM
#1359   Also can't find a current website. Zenguy 07/22/17 04:57:45 PM
#1358   Can anyone tell me if this company is Zenguy 07/22/17 04:16:06 PM
#1357   Pretty small trade here that dropped us. Garyst 07/19/17 03:31:10 PM
#1356   Nice bounce today. Garyst 07/18/17 02:35:03 PM
#1355   10k sell at 0027 bid and the ask Garyst 07/11/17 03:05:39 PM
#1354   0046 up on ask. Garyst 07/10/17 10:41:29 AM
#1353   I hear ya. No selling though into the Garyst 07/08/17 11:29:05 PM
#1352   12/2011 was the last filled military order, Sure shurtha2000 07/08/17 10:58:33 AM
#1351   May not be a bad idea. Things seem Garyst 07/05/17 10:00:30 PM
#1350   I'm going to try to add to my The Ultimate Choice 07/05/17 08:28:03 PM
#1349   0039 up and crazy thin to the upside. Garyst 07/05/17 03:51:38 PM
#1348   Good deal. And..... this Co had prior legit Garyst 07/05/17 03:50:52 PM
#1347   Still have mine as well. elevate333 07/05/17 03:48:12 PM
#1346   Me? Oh yes. If any kind of activity Garyst 07/05/17 03:37:09 PM
#1345   Still holding though. elevate333 07/05/17 03:25:12 PM
#1344   Not that I am aware. IN fact the Garyst 07/05/17 02:28:59 PM