Larry Capps and Carl Monk Join Torch Technologies’ Board of Directors

Huntsville, AL (September 29, 2009)

Torch Technologies announced today that Larry Capps and Carl Monk have been elected to the company’s board of directors.

Larry Capps currently serves as chief executive officer of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., directing and managing the state’s major tourist attraction. He has also served as manager of Raytheon’s Huntsville operations and as director of its Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence operations. In 1991, Capps retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of brigadier general. His last assignment was as deputy commanding general of the Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. He earned his B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He then received his M.S. in operations research/systems analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Language Institute, the Defense Systems Management College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Carl Monk is retired after a five-year career with Scitor Corporation, at which he held the positions of vice president and director of corporate initiatives. While there he helped facilitate an ESOP buyout from Scitor’s founding owners. In 1987, after 20 years of military service, Monk founded Welkin Associates, Ltd., a systems engineering firm. He served as CEO and CFO for over 10 years before the company was acquired by Nichols Research Corporation. Monk continued serving Nichols as president of National Programs and as executive vice president of Government Programs. Monk holds a B.S. and an M.S. in computer science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

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