Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. Implements SteraMist Into Pfizer, Chesterfield, Mo.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.® (“TOMI”) (OTCQX:TOMZ), a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination essentials, announced today that SteraMist® implemented an iHP® Custom Build-In System to a newly constructed Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, MO. TOMI utilizes its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT) platform through the manufacturing, licensing, servicing, and selling of its SteraMist® brand of products – a hydrogen peroxide-based mist and fog.

SteraMist is currently being used in multiple Pfizer facilities across the country, demonstrating a strong partnership, and committed to limiting the spread of dangerous pathogens. The Chesterfield facility, at approximately 295,000 square feet, houses their BioTherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences group, a building dedicated to R&D for potential new medicines.

SteraMist systems were installed in four (4) clean room cGMP suites, a total of twenty (20) ceiling-mounted SteraMist applicators connected to dual generator control cabinets, programmed to run one (1) or all applicators simultaneously. The system uses our fifty-five (55) gallon BIT solution drum and includes an E-stop button, custom-programmed HMI with clock times, H2O2 sensing, and PDF compliant result reports. This SteraMist iHP Custom Build-In System will be used on a daily basis to ensure total disinfection/decontamination.

Elissa Shane, TOMI COO, states, “TOMI is excited about our partnership with Pfizer as we continue to expand into their facilities. SteraMist is a perfect fit for pharmaceutical companies with the quick and high efficacy solution that iHP technology offers.”

TOMIEnvironmental Solutions, Inc.: Innovating for a safer world®

TOMI™ Environmental Solutions, Inc. (OTCQX:TOMZ) is a global decontamination and infection prevention company, providing environmental solutions for indoor surface disinfection through the manufacturing, sales and licensing of its premier Binary Ionization Technology® (BIT) platform. Invented under a defense grant in association with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, BIT solution utilizes a low percentage Hydrogen Peroxide as its only active ingredient to produce a hydroxyl radical (.OH ion), referred to as ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP). Represented by the SteraMist brand of products, iHP™ produces a germ-killing aerosol that works like a visual non-caustic gas.

TOMI products are designed to service a broad spectrum of commercial structures, including, but not limited to, hospitals and medical facilities, cruise ships, office buildings, hotel and motel rooms, schools, restaurants, meat and produce processing facilities, military barracks, police and fire departments, and athletic facilities. TOMI products and services have also been used in single-family homes and multi-unit residences.

TOMI develops training programs and application protocols for its clients and is a member in good standing with The American Biological Safety Association, The American Association of Tissue Banks, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and The Restoration Industry Association.

For additional information, please visit http://www.tomimist.com/ or contact us at info@tomimist.com.

Pfizer Inc.: Working together for a healthier world

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at www.pfizer.com. In addition, to learn more, please visit us on www.pfizer.com and follow us on Twitter at @Pfizer and @Pfizer_News, LinkedIn, YouTube and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Pfizer.

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Markforged takes Metal X roadshow global, hosting 60 events around the world

International tour will prepare manufacturers for the next industrial revolution

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Markforged, a leading manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, today announced the Metal X Roadshow, a global open house series of more than 60 events designed to equip manufacturers with the insight and expertise needed to join the next industrial revolution. Attendees will learn how affordable, safe, and rapid metal 3D printing can accelerate time to market, drastically reduce costs and lead times, and fuel innovation more than ever before. To learn more about Markforged, and to find a Metal X open house near you, please visit: https://markforged.com/roadshow/

“There’s been overwhelming excitement so far surrounding the Metal X Roadshow. The first few events have attracted hundreds of attendees interested in learning about 3D printing and our metal technology. When people see the Metal X in person, its applications as well as finished parts, they quickly realize the benefits to their organization.”

Open house attendees can look forward to seeing the Metal X system in person, while exploring in-depth sessions and demonstrations that include:

  • Designing for additive manufacturing
  • Understanding the part process, from CAD to final printing
  • Identifying 3D printing opportunities on the production line
  • Learning about real-world case studies and applications from customers and partners

Hundreds of manufacturers around the world already rely on the Metal X 3D printing system, and leverage the global network of Markforged partners, who have already hosted, collectively, almost 20 open houses to date. Hear from some of the attendees about their experience:

Shawn Devaney, Vice President of 3D Printing Sales at DesignPoint:
“We have had tremendous success, and a lot of fun, getting out on the road with our partner Markforged. Additive manufacturing has come so far in such a short time that many companies don’t realize that it’s a technology that can totally transform their manufacturing. Events such as these roadshows allow us to show our customers that printing functional / end use parts from nylon, to continuous carbon fiber, to metal, with proven ROI for time and money savings, can help them beat their competition and drive competitive advantage.”

Johvon McLaughlin, Automation Engineer at Pennsylvania Machine Works, Inc.:
“These roadshows provide the necessary face to face communication needed to fully grasp the technology, its process, and its capabilities. The show also provides an exceptional atmosphere to where interested parties can connect with like-minded people. I enjoyed my experience and value the knowledge I obtained. I believe with a design engineer or the use of generative design and a Markforged printer, one can almost always find a solution to their current problem.”

Mark Statham, Production Engineering Manager, Dunlop Systems and Components:
“Looking back at the project I’ve realised that there are a number of things I’ve learned: Firstly, we should have attended the open house sooner and got the benefits earlier. Secondly, I should have justified two Markforged printers, I have enough work for them. And thirdly, I’m really pleased to see the motivational effect it has had on my team of engineers.”

Additive manufacturing will be a determining factor in the fourth industrial revolution. The companies that navigate the transition effectively will be those who equip themselves with the knowledge, experience, and technology to maximize their ROI.

About Markforged:
Markforged transforms manufacturing with the most affordable 3D printers capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has over 200 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently selected by Forbes as one of the Next Billion Dollar startups, and listed as the tenth fastest growing tech company in the US in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com.


WillScot Corporation Announces Appointment of New Director

BALTIMORE, April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Corporation (NASDAQ: WSC) today announced the appointment of Rebecca L. Owen to its board of directors, effective April 9, 2019. Ms. Owen is the founder and chairperson of Battery Reef, LLC, a commercial real estate investment and management company. She previously held senior leadership positions at Clark Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm, and its affiliates for more than 20 years. Among other roles, Ms. Owen was the senior vice president of Clark Enterprises from 1995 to 2019, president of CEI Realty from 2015 to 2019, and chief legal officer of Clark Enterprises from 1995 until 2017.

Ms. Owen serves as a director of Jernigan Capital, Inc. (NYSE: JCAP), a leading capital partner for self-storage entrepreneurs nationwide, and she previously served as a director of Columbia Equity Trust. She also serves as a director of Carr Properties, a private real estate investment trust, and as the chair of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Committee of ASB Capital, an institutional real estate investment firm.

About WillScot Corporation

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, WillScot is the public holding company for the Williams Scotsman family of companies. WillScot trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC,” and is the specialty rental services market leader providing innovative modular space and portable storage solutions across North America. WillScot is the modular space supplier of choice for the construction, education, health care, government, retail, commercial, transportation, security and energy sectors. With over half a century of innovative history, organic growth and strategic acquisitions, WillScot serves a broad customer base from over 120 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with a fleet of approximately 160,000 modular space and portable storage units.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

Additional information about WillScot can be found on its investor relations website: https://investors.willscot.com.

Contact Information

Investor Inquiries:

Mark Barbalato

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Scott Junk

Vista Global to Acquire JetSmarter – Executing on Its Digitization Strategy of the Global on Demand Private Aviation Marketplace

  • Provides Vista Global with an industry-disrupting technology platform already with over two million downloads;
  • Vista Global will apply sophisticated data science, machine learning and AI to deliver clients the best value globally;
  • Vista Global becomes the first company to offer an end-to-end digital suite of flying solutions to private aviation customers with instant booking options to fly anywhere, anytime, at a moment’s notice;
  • Wider fleet access and operational excellence will enhance the experience for JetSmarter’s existing customer base, who will now benefit from Vista Global’s worldwide presence;
  • Clearlake Capital, Jefferies Financial Group and other JetSmarter investors join Vista Global Shareholder family.

DUBAI, UAE and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vista Global, a world leader in business flight solutions, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire JetSmarter, creating the global On Demand digital marketplace.

JetSmarter’s innovative marketplace technology will fulfil Vista Global’s digitization strategy, providing all customers with an unmatched end-to-end service and seamless booking experience. The acquisition will enhance Vista Global’s formidable position offering the largest suite of services and advanced technologies to every private aviation customer.

Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman

Following JetSmarter’s successful digital partnership with XOJET, it will now bring its digital capabilities to the entire Vista Global group. JetSmarter’s industry-disrupting platform will therefore be integrated into the back-end technology of Vista Global’s brands VistaJet, Vista Lease and XOJET. The integration will significantly improve the ease and speed of the booking process for the 150,000 passengers traveling with any of the Vista Global companies each year, building upon its impressive track record of offering customers the most technologically advanced solutions in the private aviation industry.

Vista Global’s Founder and Chairman Thomas Flohr said: “Today’s acquisition is an important milestone for Vista Global – accelerating and executing our vision of digitizing the entire private aviation offering. Customers today want speed, reliability and value, which in today’s world is only possible with technology. Vista Global’s reach and infrastructure will take JetSmarter to the global stage to fully realize its potential. JetSmarter’s technology will digitalize Vista Global’s market-leading customer offering to Program Members and On Demand customers.

Since its founding in 2012, JetSmarter has become the preeminent provider of technology-enabled service to the business aviation market with two million downloads to date. Today, JetSmarter’s digital platform allows both Members and On Demand customers to book private or shared trips instantly.

JetSmarter App

Following the acquisition, JetSmarter’s customers will benefit from the reach, resources and operational expertise of Vista Global group. Its growing customer base will have access to a wider fleet, wherever they are in the world, and enjoy the highest standards in private aviation as they join the Vista Global family. They will significantly benefit from the group’s unparalleled customer service and an unmatched in-flight experience.

Steven Langman, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Rhône Capital added: “Vista Global is marking a new major milestone in its development. The acquisition of JetSmarter is fully in-line with the company’s mission: to transform the nature of the business aviation sector and offer its growing customer base a fast and seamless access to its services through digital innovation.”

Behdad Eghbali, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Clearlake Capital Group stated: “Vista Global is the undisputed market leader with unmatched vision to consolidate and digitally transform this fragmented industry. Vista Global’s worldwide fleet access, unmatched end-to-end service experience, and world-class management team will combine with JetSmarter’s digital technology leadership including digital bookings and On Demand crowdsourcing to further expand Vista Global’s leadership. We are thrilled to partner with Thomas Flohr and the talented management team at Vista Global and believe that, combined with Vista Global, JetSmarter will flourish and revolutionize the industry’s digital transformation.”

The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter, subject to customary closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. As part of the transaction, all JetSmarter investors, inclusive of Clearlake Capital and Jefferies Financial Group, will become investors in Vista Global, supporting its future growth. Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisor to JetSmarter.

About Vista Global Holding
Vista Global Holding is the world leader in business flight solutions. A global group headquartered at the DIFC in Dubai, Vista Global integrates a unique portfolio of companies offering asset lite solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and On Demand global flight coverage; aircraft leasing and finance; and cutting-edge aviation technology.
Founded by Thomas Flohr, the group’s mission is to further industrialize and consolidate the fragmented business aviation industry, and to lead the change to provide customers with the most advanced flying solutions and the very best value, anytime, anywhere around the globe. The group owns VistaJet, Vista Lease, XOJET (fleet & sales) and at the closing of the transaction described herein, JetSmarter. Vista Global’s knowledge and understanding of all facets of the industry deliver the best end-to-end offering, service and technology to any business aviation customer or platform.
Vista Global does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are performed by FAA-licensed/DOT-registered EASA or U.S. certified Vista Global group direct air carriers and/or partner operators with a non-controlling minority stake held in XOJET Aviation LLC. For more information, visit www.vistaglobal.com

About JetSmarter
JetSmarter is a global community of fliers that prefer an elevated travel experience. Using technology and a sharing economy model, JetSmarter gives users the ability to create flights On Demand or book individual seats on flights created by fellow fliers, saving thousands compared to traditional private travel.
JetSmarter offers a number of programs including Private Charters, for which JetSmarter acts solely as the authorized agent in arranging the flight, and Public Charters, for which JetSmarter acts as principal in buying and reselling the air transportation. JetSmarter does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are performed by FAA-licensed and DOT-registered air carriers.
For more information, visit www.jetsmarter.com                          

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Vista Global


Anantara Vacation Club Announces Partnership with China Southern Airlines to Enhance Travel Opportunities for Club Points Owners

Thailand, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Bangkok, TH 
Anantara Vacation Club, Asia’s premier vacation ownership programme, has partnered with China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline in terms of fleet size, to enhance the travel opportunities available to its Club Points Ownership base.

Elite Club Points Owners can now convert their points into China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club air miles, while Sky Pearl Club members will be able to earn miles when staying at select Anantara Vacation Club Resorts. This new partnership brings greater flexibility to Club Points Owners travelling to and from China, while providing increased earning opportunities for China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club members.

China represents Anantara Vacation Club’s largest market, with a vast majority of Club Points Owners hailing from the nation. This new partnership allows Anantara Vacation Club to strengthen its presence in the region, while offering increased flexibility and travel opportunities to its Club Points Owners as they plan their future holidays. Anantara Vacation Club Points Owners will be offered the opportunity to convert their Club Points into China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club miles, providing them with access to over 223 destinations across 40 countries. “With direct flights to Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bali and Dubai being offered from China, this partnership makes it more convenient for our Ownership base to make use of their Anantara Vacation Club Points to fly to their preferred Club destinations” said Maurizio Bisicky, Anantara Vacation Club’s Chief Operating Officer.

Club Points Owners will be able to convert their Club Points at the rate of 1 Anantara Vacation Club Point to 3.5 China Southern Airlines’ Sky Pearl Club miles.

About Anantara Vacation Club

Anantara Vacation Club is Asia’s premier vacation ownership programme. It was launched in 2010 by Minor International PCL, the owner of Minor Hotels. The Club offers a portfolio of nine luxurious Club Resorts across Thailand, Indonesia, China and New Zealand and provides Club Points Owners and their guests with the opportunity to explore top holiday destinations. Club Points Owners’ travel opportunities are further enhanced through the use of the flexible Club Escapes and Global Traveller programmes, which provide access to hundreds of partner resorts and hotels internationally.

For more information, please visit www.anantaravacationclub.com, or follow Anantara Vacation Club’s blog or social media channels on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Weibo.

About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor with a portfolio of 549 hotels under the Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South and North America. With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.  For more information, please visit www.minorhotels.com.


Varunya Suchatlampong (Kwang)
Anantara Vacation Club
+66 (0) 2365 7500 ext. 5657

Squirrels Research Labs Announces Industry Leading HBM2-Based FPGA Acceleration Products

NORTH CANTON, Ohio , April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Squirrels Research Labs (SQRL) today announced a new line of high-performance blockchain acceleration hardware touting the fastest memory bandwidth available to date in any publicly announced blockchain FPGA product.

“In line with our desire to drive change, we’re excited to announce new groundbreaking blockchain acceleration products,” SQRL president David Stanfill said. “These accelerators use incredibly small amounts of power for the amount of work they perform.”

SQRL’s new high-performance acceleration products can be used to mine top-tier cryptocurrencies with an outstanding return, and they offer tremendous advantages in other data center compute workloads, including video processing, database acceleration and machine learning.

Avnet and Xilinx Inc. have both been instrumental in enabling us to build world-class solutions around these leadership products, Stanfill continued.

“These FPGA-based accelerators are made possible by the Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU33P and VU35P market leading chips, which employ a state-of-the-art assembly process, and a relationship with technology solutions provider Avnet,” Stanfill said.

The HBM2 memory devices allow the accelerators to perform memory-bound compute tasks much faster than existing technology while consuming much less power than external DRAM.

“We’re not aware of anyone else using HBM2 technology in this space,” Stanfill said.

More details about the new product line are coming soon, and the company will be accepting orders in the coming weeks. Shipments are expected to begin early this summer.

The company is expecting high-demand for these products and doesn’t plan to make them available for sale to the general public. Interested parties should contact sales@squirrelsresearch.com for more details.

About Squirrels Research Labs
Squirrels Research Labs, or SQRL, specializes in the development of high-performance computing and blockchain hardware technology. More about Squirrels Research Labs can be found at http://squirrelsresearch.com.

Political Parties Get Mandate to Choose PM, Menteris Besar – PM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 (Bernama) � Political parties have the power to determine the administration and leadership at the federal and state levels, including choosing the prime minister and menteris besar, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister said this was because it was political parties that get the mandate from the people to administer the nation or a state.

He stressed that if the power to choose the prime minister and menteris besar came under the Malay rulers, then Malaysia would no longer be a democracy.

If the people have chosen the party that has the right to appoint a menteri besar, but this is denied, then we are not a democracy, we are an absolute monarchy.

If this is the case, we can have a debate on it. Whether we accept the existing system, that is a constitutional monarchy, where the King acts on the advice of the prime minister at the federal level and at the state level, the menteri besar advises the ruler, or the system is abolished whereby we no longer need to hold elections, he told a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.

The Prime Minister was commenting on a statement by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar earlier today asking outsiders not to interfere in the affairs of the state because it still had a sultan.

The statement came in the wake of Datuk Osman Sapian resigning as menteri besar of Johor on Monday.

Elaborating further, Dr Mahathir said the government viewed the matter very seriously.

This is a very serious thing because when we formed the Federation of Malaya, we introduced a constitution. In it we have stated that the Federation of Malaya and states in it practise the constitutional monarchy system and not absolute monarchy.

If we were to ask if there are still provisions in the Johor constitution that give absolute powers to the sultan, it becomes null and void because Johor also agreed to the system of government in our country, he added.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia