Implant Sciences Corp (PINK:IMSC) said Monday it has appointed former senior level U.S. Department of State Security exec, Robert J. Franks, as an advisor to the company.
The announcement comes a week after the company appointed Todd Swearingen as general manager for the Americas, and just days after Mo McGowan was retained as a company advisor.
Franks is a security expert who has held senior posts within the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and private industry.
"Robert has a keen understanding of the clear benefits our Quantum Sniffers(NYSE:TM) offer in multi-layered security environments for both government and corporate security environments," said the company's president and CEO, Glenn D. Bolduc.
"His long-standing relationships with senior staff in federal law enforcement and security personnel at organizations, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security's Critical Infrastructure, will open doors for the company."
Franks has 26 years of experience at the U.S. State Department, where he served as an assistant director of the Diplomatic Security Service.
While at the Diplomatic Security Service, he also served as director of international operations, where he was in charge of overseas security and law enforcement for all State Department missions abroad.
He most recently was employed as an account executive with EOD Technology, where he was responsible for overseeing the U.S. Department of State's security support account, a 5-year, multi-billion dollar security services contract, and managed more than 700 security specialists assigned to U.S. Embassies.
Before this, Franks was principal security advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
Implant Sciences is a manufacturer of sophisticated sensors and systems for security, safety, and defense markets. The company's explosives and narcotics trace detection systems are used by private companies as well as government agencies to screen baggage, cargo, vehicles and people.