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PACEM DEFENSE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF AMTEC LESS LETHAL SYSTEMS, INC., PERRY, FLORIDA, FACTORY AND TRAINING COMPLEX | Washington, D.C., October 18, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – EMBARGOED UNTIL 4:00 pm EDT Contact Person: Cory Mills Company Name: Pacem Solutions International Telephone Number: 571-385-0299 Email Address: info@pacem-solutions.com Web site addresses: www.pacem-solutions.com PACEM Defense is proud to announce the completion of its acquisition of AMTEC Less Lethal Systems, Inc., aka “ALS,” of Perry, Florida, and the appointment of Michael Quesenberry as the new President of ALS. On his first day as President, Quesenberry announced that the newly completed acquisition, “brings with it existing state-of-the-art less lethal production capacity and many highly qualified personnel, and will allow PACEM significantly to increase production capacity, and at the same time offer new high explosive production capacity.” He explained, “PACEM Defense is excited to acquire the successful and growing AMTEC less lethal business. We look forward to working with the current team to continue to grow the less lethal business and investing in additional capabilities for new products and markets. These investments include significant resources to upgrading the security and quality systems that reflect PACEM’s long-standing commitment to both our customers and our employees.” The new capabilities, which are highlighted in a web-posted video, allow PACEM to expand into emerging markets such as the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Middle East and Africa (video), East Europe, and Asia. Cory Mills, Pacem Defense’s Chairman and now the new Chairman of ALS’s Board of Directors, added, “PACEM is very excited about the expansion of our business and the direction we are heading. We have a tremendous team, and the ALS acquisition helps us to serve our existing clients better, and to build additional capacity. Our state-of-the-art training complex and manufacturing facility rivals any in the region. PACEM remains committed to delivering the highest quality defense and less lethal products, most up to date tactical trainings, as well as risk management and government services to our domestic and international clients.” PACEM co-founder Rana AL-Saadi, one of the new ALS Directors, added, “We are so excited about this acquisition, which provides a win-win opportunity to build upon PACEM’s growth over the past five years in the security and defense industry. As a female with no military background in a predominantly male-dominated industry, I feel empowered and proud to serve our great nation. I will continue to support our business and employees by ensuring that all our employees, women and men, are treated fairly, and by enhancing our client relationships.” About Michael Quesenberry Mike Quesenberry’s decades of experience in the ammunition industry, at distinctly different facilities and in multiple functional disciplines, positions him well to lead the Pacem Defense team in Perry, FL. He began his career as a process engineer with Alliant Tech Systems at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. After eight years at Radford, Mike progressed to ATK Advanced Weapons in Plymouth, MN. At Advanced Weapons, he served as the Director of Tank Ammunition on ATK’s prime contracts to the DoD for all 105mm and 120mm direct fire ammunition, M829A3, M1002, M1040, M830A1, etc., and after five years was promoted and transferred to ATK’s Alleghany Ballistics Laboratories in Rocket Center, WV, where he was the Vice President of Production on the electronic integration efforts. Mike joined Chemring in late 2010, and in 2011 became President of Chemring Ordnance and Military Products in Perry, FL. While at Chemring, Mike successful led the team in a business turnaround and subsequent substantial growth, going from ~$40m in sales per year to over $250M annual revenue. Mike has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and lives in Perry, FL, with his fiancé. About PACEM Solutions International and PACEM Defense PACEM Solutions International is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, and offers cutting-edge approaches to consultancy, training, and risk management. We believe in developing solutions with our clients that enable programmatic development without stifling project staff outreach. Our team is comprised of experts who have extensive private sector business, government, and military backgrounds at the U.S. Government agency chief executive leadership level, as well as at the program and country management levels. PACEM Defense provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, highly qualified personnel, and substantial financial resources to ensure high quality, reliable products are delivered on-time. Over the past few years, PACEM has successfully delivered millions of defense products around the world to some of the most challenging regions, including the highly effective-against-ISIS 40 mm M430A1 high velocity, high explosive cartridge that can be used in mounted and crew-served weapons, and the M433 low velocity high explosive dual purpose cartridge used in both single-shot and multi-shot, hand-held grenade launchers.




DALE RASMUSSEN JOINS ADVISORY BOARD OF PACEM SOLUTIONS INT’L | Washington, D.C., August 30, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Person: Cory Mills Company Name: Pacem Solutions International Telephone Number: 571-385-0299 Email Address: info@pacem-solutions.com Web site addresses: www.pacem-solutions.com PACEM Solutions International is proud to announce the appointment of a new member to its Advisory Board. The new appointment is Dale Rasmussen, who brings wisdom and experience from his vast experience and different industries. Mr. Rasmussen has been a consultant to several development stage organizations either considering, or on the path to becoming, publicly traded since 2012. PACEM Solutions is very excited to have Mr. Rasmussen join its Advisory Board. About Dale Rasmussen Mr. Rasmussen served as the President and Chief Executive, Financial & Accounting Officer of Mascota Resources Corp. from March 2014 until February 2018. Mr. Rasmussen served as Secretary at Mascota Resources Corp from March 2014 until February 2015. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Energy and Alternative Energy Industries. He served as a Senior Vice President of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. from June 1989 to December 2005, also served as its Secretary from April 1984 to November 2005 and Vice President of Investor Relations. He served as Senior Vice President at Impco Technologies Inc. (now Fuel Systems Solutions) from June 1989 to December 2005. He joined IMPCO Technologies Inc. in April 1984 as a Vice President of Investor Relations, Finance and Administration and served as Corporate Secretary from April 1984 to November 2005. Prior to IMPCO, Mr. Rasmussen was a Commercial Banker for 12 years at banks that were acquired by Key Bank and U.S. Bank. Mr. Rasmussen has served as a Chairman for Fisker Automotive and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. He has been a Director for Mascota Resources Corp., and Schneider Power Inc. Additionally, Mr. Rasmussen served as a Director of Fisker Automotive, which he was also a Founding Member. Mr. Rasmussen holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from Western Washington University and is a Graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington. About PACEM Solutions International PACEM Solutions International is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, and offers cutting-edge approaches to consultancy, training, and risk management. We believe in developing solutions with our clients that enable programmatic development without stifling project staff outreach. Our team is comprised of experts who have extensive private sector business, government, and military backgrounds at the U.S. Government agency chief executive leadership level, as well as at the program and country management levels. We know that each situation is unique, and we deliver custom solutions, tailored to your program goals, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges based on our thorough analysis and on-ground expertise.




PACEM SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS FORMER DOD INSPECTOR GENERAL JOSEPH E. SCHMITZ AS CHAIRMAN OF ITS ADVISORY BOARD | Washington, D.C., August 28, 2018


PACEM Solutions International is proud to announce the appointment of its Chairman of the Advisory Board, the Honorable Joseph E. Schmitz. Mr. Schmitz has been the Chief Legal Officer of PACEM Solutions since his appointment in May 2018. He brings wisdom and experience from his vast experience from the military, government, and private sector. About Joseph Schmitz Prior to his current position as the Chief Legal Officer for PACEM Solutions, Mr. Schmitz served as a foreign policy/national security advisor to Donald J. Trump from March 2016 through the November 2016 election. His government service includes service as the 5th Senate-confirmed Inspector General of the Department of Defense from April 2002 to September 2005. For his service as Inspector General, Mr. Schmitz was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest honorary award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees. In 2013, Mr. Schmitz published “The Inspector General Handbook: Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Other Constitutional ‘Enemies, Foreign and Domestic’,” the first-ever handbook for the inspector general profession – written also for those who work with inspectors general. Mr. Schmitz has extensive anti-corruption experience in overseeing compliance with various international and security-related laws, including but not limited to the Inspector General Act, Intelligence Oversight laws, the Posse Comitatus Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and laws administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Prior to his service as Inspector General of the Department of Defense, Mr. Schmitz was a Partner in the international law firm of Patton Boggs LLP, serving as head of the Aviation Practice Group, and at the same time a Captain in the United States Naval Reserves, serving as Inspector General of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Command. After his Inspector General service, Mr. Schmitz served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Prince Group in McLean, Virginia, after which he served as Managing Director in the Washington D.C. Office of Freeh Group International. His pre-Inspector General public service included: twenty-seven years of naval service, first on active duty and then as a reserve officer; law clerk to the Honorable James L. Buckley, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; and Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, the Honorable Edwin Meese III. Mr. Schmitz has published numerous articles and has testified as a constitutional expert before U.S. Senate committees, and before various state legislature committees. From 1995 until 2002, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he developed and taught a seminar on advanced Constitutional Law. Mr. Schmitz graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford University in 1986. He is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Security Policy, and a regular Newsmax “Insider” on constitutional issues under the banner, “Support and Defend.” In 2013, Mr. Schmitz was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Virginia Chapter) as an “Outstanding American.” Joe and his wife of 40 years, Mollie, have raised six sons and two daughters. About PACEM Solutions International PACEM Solutions International is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, and offers cutting-edge approaches to consultancy, training, and risk management. We believe in developing solutions with our clients that enable programmatic development without stifling project staff outreach. Our team is comprised of experts who have extensive private sector business, government, and military backgrounds at the U.S. Government agency chief executive leadership level, as well as at the program and country management levels. We know that each situation is unique, and we deliver custom solutions, tailored to your program goals, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges based on our thorough analysis and on-ground expertise.





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