Tenable Named to CRN’s 2021 Security 100 List

The company’s channel leadership team was also recognized as CRN® Channel Chiefs

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tenable to its annual Security 100 list which recognizes leading IT channel security vendors. Three of Tenable’s channel leaders were also recognized by CRN as Channel Chiefs for their work and commitment to the Tenable Assure Partner Program.

Organizations around the world are turning to managed security service providers (MSSPs), resellers and systems integrators as their trusted advisers for navigating today’s cybersecurity challenges. To meet this global demand, Tenable continues to invest in and support channel partners to bring risk-based vulnerability management to joint customers everywhere. Most recently, the company announced new features to its MSSP portal, empowering partners to build and launch their own vulnerability management services in the cloud within minutes. These enhancements follow the roll-out of updates to the Tenable Assure program, including an all-new certification program, expanded service choices and a revamped partner portal.

“Tenable’s commitment to and investment in the channel is critical to our success as partners play an instrumental role in our customers’ security programs and strategies,” said Mark Thurmond, Chief Operating Officer, Tenable. “Our partners serve as expert advisers, helping joint customers see and predict risk across their converged IT and OT environments into risk-based programs. We are thrilled to have been recognized by CRN for our continued efforts and channel-first strategy.”

® has also named Tenable’s Chris Blando, Director of Channels, North America, Trevor Henney, Director of Channel Operations, Program & Strategy and Jeff Brooks, Vice President, Channels and Business Development, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious annual list recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.

Both the 2021 Security 100 list and CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/security100 and www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs, respectively.

About Tenable

Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 30,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 30 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at www.tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
[email protected]
443-545-2102, x 1544

Leading Dry Bulk and Container Shipping Companies Presenting at Capital Link’s 15th Annual International Shipping Forum Tuesday & Wednesday, March 2 & 3, 2021


Complimentary Registration

2 Days – 21 Virtual Sessions – 90 speakers – 46 shipping companies

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Senior executives from leading publicly listed dry bulk and container shipping companies will discuss the trends, developments and outlook of the global commodities and shipping markets. The panels will take place at Capital Link’s 15th Annual International Shipping Forum, which will be hosted as a Digital Conference on Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 8:00am – 4:00pm EST.

Registration is complimentary.

The conference will feature senior executives from 46 leading maritime companies, financiers and industry participants. The event is organized in partnership with Citi and in cooperation with Nasdaq and NYSE.

1×1 meetings between shipping companies and institutional investors are available by video and audio conferencing. Please send all requests to [email protected].


The panels will discuss the latest trends, developments and outlook in the specific shipping sector focusing, among other, on demand and supply fundamentals, the global commodities markets, operational and commercial issues, freight rates, asset values, and more.


Panel Discussion

DAY 1: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 8:40 – 9:25am EST


Mr. Arlie Sterling, President & Co-Founder – Marsoft Inc.


  • Mr. John Wobensmith, CEO – Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE: GNK)
  • Mr. Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen, CEO – Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL)
  • Mr. Martyn Wade, CEO – Grindrod Shipping Holdings (NASDAQ: GRIN)
  • Mr. Loukas Barmparis, President – Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB)
  • Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, CEO – Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP)


Panel Discussion

Day 2: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 12:10 – 12:55pm EST


Mr. Christian Wetherbee, Managing Director, Transportation & Shipping Research – Citi Research


  • Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, CEO – Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP)
  • Mr. Evangelos Chatzis, CFO – Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC)
  • Mr. Aristides Pittas, Chairman & CEO – Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA) and Eurodry (NASDAQ: EDRY)
  • Mr. George Youroukos, Executive Chairman – Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL)
  • Mr. Constantin Baack, CEO – MPC Container Ships


1×1 meetings will be scheduled between institutional investors and senior executives of shipping companies in parallel to the Forum. Please send all requests to [email protected]

Registration is complimentary. To register please go to the link below: 


This event is known for its large attendance by investors, owners and financiers. It is a meeting place for C-level Executives from the industry and the finance and investment communities involved with shipping. The Forum provides a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets, made more relevant by the release of companies’ annual results.

The Forum will be held digitally, opening it to a global audience and making this approach highly relevant and effective, and will feature a series of LIVE interactive panel discussions.

Participants can interact live online in real time with Forum speakers and participants from around the globe, obtain the latest industry and market news, and arrange 1×1 meetings.

Forum highlights:

  • Presentations/panel sessions will be delivered in real time video format
  • Exhibition halls with 48 digital booths
    • Visit our Sponsor booths to obtain the latest industry and financial reports, white papers, company videos, latest presentations and more
    • All materials can be saved into your briefcase and reviewed at your convenience
  • Live networking in real time with speakers, sponsors and participants
  • Request 1×1 meetings with shipping companies and sponsors
    • Shipping Company meetings are reserved for institutional investors
    • Meetings will be conducted by videoconferencing or conference calls


The target audience includes institutional investors and analysts, private equity investors, commercial and investment bankers, financial advisors, financial and trade media, and other qualified investors.


GLOBAL GOLD SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement • DNV GL
GLOBAL SPONSORS: DΝB • EY • Reed Smith • Seward & Kissel LLP • Watson Farley & Williams
EVENT SPONSORS: ABN AMRO • American P&I Club • Berenberg • Blank Rome LLP • CIT • Clarksons Platou Securities • Clyde & Co. • H.C. Wainwright & Co. • Hayfin Capital Management • Marsoft Inc. • Maxim Group • Stifel • V.Group • Vedder Price
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: WinGD • Ardmore Shipping Corporation • Capital Product Partners • d’Amico International Shipping S.A. • Danaos Corporation • Diamond S Shipping Inc. • Dorian LPG • Dynagas LNG Partners • Eagle Bulk Shipping • Eneti Inc. • Eurodry • Euroseas • Exmar • Flex LNG • Genco Shipping & Trading Limited • Global Ship Lease • Grindrod Shipping Holdings • International Seaways Inc. • MPC Container Ships • Performance Shipping Inc. • Pyxis Tankers • Ridgebury Tankers • Safe Bulkers, Inc. • Scorpio Tankers Inc. • Seanergy Maritime Holdings • Star Bulk Carriers Corp. • TORM • Tsakos Energy Navigation

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS: Chamber of Shipping of America • International Maritime Law Institute • New York Maritime Inc. • SEA-LNG • WLPGA

MEDIA PARTNERS: Actualidad • Elnavi • Kathimerini • Marine Circle • Nafsgreen • Naftika Chronika • Oikonomiki Epitheorisi – Business File • Port News • Ship Management International • Shipping & Finance • World Oils • Xinde Marine News


Please visit: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2021newyork/index.html
Or, contact Nicolas Bornozis at [email protected] or + 1 212 661 7566



Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communications and advisory firm with a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes a series of investment conferences a year in key industry centers in the United States, Europe and Asia, all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo.


Kinky Beverages Reimagines a ‘90s Favorite with the Launch of its Fruit Punch

St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KINKY® Beverages is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its line of vodka-based liqueurs and ready-to-drink cocktails – Kinky Fruit Punch!

A juicy fusion of cherry, pineapple and orange, the flavor comes in both a liqueur made with super premium vodka and a ready-to-drink cocktail.

Now celebrating 10 years, Kinky Beverages has been on a mission to stand out in the liqueur and cordials category with its colorful and unique fruit fusions. Each flavor brings a different experience to consumers, from welcoming the unexpected with the original Kinky Pink (mango, blood orange and passion fruit), to escaping the everyday with Kinky Aloha (coconut, pineapple and lime).

“Creating products that bring some fun to the lives of our Kinky Squad is our top priority,” said Kelly Tomek, Kinky Beverages Brand Manager at Prestige Beverage Group. “With this latest flavor, our goal is to bring nostalgia to our fans with the taste of the ‘90s. Simply pour Fruit Punch on ice, mix with sparkling water to make it bubbly or add as a fruity twist to your favorite cocktail – my favorite is making a Kinky Bahama Mama.”

Kinky Bahama Mama

  • 1 oz. Kinky Fruit Punch
  • .5 oz Kinky Aloha
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • .5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Mix all ingredients in a tall glass over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

With 17% ABV for the liqueur 5% ABV for the cocktails, Kinky Fruit Punch is a tasty low alcohol imbibing option, however and whenever you choose to drink it.

“Kinky’s always been a brand that puts flavor first,” said Scott Schilling, General Manager and CMO at Prestige Beverage Group. “I believe our products taste better than anything out there on the market today—and Fruit Punch is no exception. It’s a throwback ‘90s party in your mouth!”

Kinky Fruit Punch is available nationwide with the suggested retail price of $19.99 for 750mL Liqueur and $8.99 for a 6-pack of Cocktails.

Follow along at @kinkybeverages on Instagram and Facebook for the full flavor reveal and more tasty cocktail recipes.

About Prestige Beverage Group

Founded in 1974, Prestige Beverage Group is an industry leading importer and brand owner of award-winning wines and spirits from around the globe. Prestige’s portfolio of 70-plus brands includes Windsor Canadian, Kinky Beverages, Risata Wines, Joia Spirit and INDOGGO Gin. From product conception and brand development, to packaging design and engaging marketing initiatives, Prestige continues to meet consumer preferences and anticipate industry trends. For more information about Prestige and its innovative brands, please visit www.prestigebevgroup.com.


Brittany Trangsrud
Prestige Beverage Group
(612) 271-0586
[email protected]

Paycor to Host Three-Day Virtual Summit on Talent Development

Industry Experts Share the Latest Information and Advice on How to Reimagine Talent Development for Today’s Workplace

CINCINNATI, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Human Capital Management (HCM) company Paycor today announced it will be hosting a Virtual Summit called Talent Development Reimagined. The three-day event is comprised of eight sessions covering topics on talent development strategies to help employees reach their full potential, giving meaningful feedback and best practices on coaching and developing a multigenerational workforce. The free online webinar series will take place March 3-5, 2021.

The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces nearly a year ago ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of workers. HR leaders have played a central role in reimagining personnel practices to build organizational resilience and drive value. These shifts in the workplace have brought about a renewed focus on the importance of talent management and development. According to McKinsey, COVID-19 has accelerated trends in the following areas of talent management: learning and growing, managing and rewarding performance, tailoring the employee experience and optimizing workforce planning and strategy.

Paycor’s Virtual Summit was created to address these trends and to help HR and business leaders craft a strong and durable talent strategy for the post-pandemic world.

Highlights of the three-day event include:

  • The keynote presentation titled, “Help Employees Reach Their Potential Through Performance Management” hosted by Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR. Joey will break down the value of performance management for employees and provide more clarity around the top hindrances to your organization’s growth.
  • A product release sneak peek for Paycor’s new Talent Development solution that will help organizations inspire their employee, align their workforce to company goals and improve efficiency.
  • The summit will include a total of eight sessions led by industry experts.
  • HRCI and SHRM credits are available for select sessions. For more information, click here.

Schedule at-a-Glance:

Day 1: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

When: 11:30 a.m. ET
What: “KEYNOTE: Help Employees Reach Their Potential Through Performance Management”
Who: Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC

When: 1:30 p.m. ET
What: “Strengthen Learning & Development Initiatives with Executive Coaching”
Who: Pam Lowe Cho, Founder and Principal Senior Executive Coach of Trek Executive Coaching

When: 3:00 p.m. ET
What: “How Much Is Too Much Information? Compliance of Performance Reviews”
Who: Julie Pugh, Assistant General Counsel at TopBuild

Day 2: Thursday, March 4, 2020

When: 11:00 a.m. ET
What: “Creating a Culture of Continuous Feedback: Best Practices from Paycor’s CHRO”
Who: Karen Crone, Chief Human Resources Officer at Paycor

When: 12:30 p.m. ET
What: “Strategies to Attract and Develop a Multigenerational Workforce”
Who: Megan Gerhardt, Professor of Management and Leadership at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University

When: 2:00 p.m. ET
What: “Driving a Positive Employee Experience with Performance Management”
Who: Elizabeth Stewart, Director of Customer Success at 7Geese, a Paycor Company

When: 3:30 p.m. ET
What: “New Product Release: Sneak Peek of Paycor Talent Development”
Who: Kelly Silverman, Director of Product Marketing at Paycor

Day 3: Friday, March 5, 2021

When: 12:00 p.m. ET
What: “Customer Exclusive: What’s HR’s Role in Talent Development? Help Employees Thrive”
Who: Martin McCarthy, Director of Talent Management & Learning at Paycor

To register for the Web Summit, click here.

Supporting Resources

About Paycor

Paycor creates HR software for leaders who want to make a difference. Our Human Capital Management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from the way you recruit, onboard and develop people, to the way you pay and retain them. But what really sets us apart is our focus on business leaders. For 30 years, we’ve been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: HR technology that saves time, powerful analytics that provide actionable insights and dedicated support from HR experts. That’s why more than 40,000 medium & small businesses trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.


Katy Bunn
(513) 307-6392
[email protected]

Marta Debski
Offleash for Paycor
(810) 956-4501
[email protected]

Leading Construction Industry Research and Technology Players Highlight Advantages That Municipalities Are Realizing by Adopting Digital Technologies to Carry Out Site Inspections

In Addition to Helping Inspectors Perform Duties During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Remote/Virtual Inspections Can Also Save Building Firms Time and Money

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Command Alkon, Dodge Data & Analytics, Infotech, and Atollogy are proud to co-host a webinar spotlighting “The Emerging Value of Remote/Virtual Inspections for Civil Construction.” The session will discuss the benefits of remote/virtual inspections, such as time savings, real-time data sharing and transparency for all stakeholders on a project, increased efficiencies, and improved safety. The panelists will showcase technologies that enable remote/virtual inspections, such as eTicketing and electronic test data, concrete telematics, and AI-based computer vision solutions.

“The latest Civil Quarterly report confirms that the industry is in the early-adopter phase of tools that enable virtual inspections,” said Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics. “However, more than half of contractors that participated in the survey said that they expect that the share of inspections done remotely will increase over the next three years, supporting the idea that these sorts of solutions are on the rise and will become more prevalent.”

Discover how the Iowa DOT infused virtual inspections into their processes on the I-74 River Bridge project by utilizing technologies from providers like Command Alkon, Infotech, and Atollogy that increase transparency across the construction supply chain, reduce time collecting information from the field, decrease errors and admin time, and provide real-time access to speed documentation and payment processing.

“Employing technologies that enable remote inspection has allowed us to get rid of duplicating our efforts, which has been most valuable to me,” said Cedric Wilkinson, Senior Engineering Tech for the Iowa DOT. “I’m saving hours of inspectors’ time in the field and in the office because everything is streamlined.”

Command Alkon’s cloud-based solution, CONNEX enables the data found on material tickets and eProof of Deliveries (ePODs) to be exchanged via the cloud, streamlining the real-time delivery process and integrating the buying, receiving, and accounting for materials to simplify the procure-to-pay process and speed reconciliation. Users are also able to electronically append field test results and photos as well, helping to promote social distancing, reduce waste, and improve asset utilization.

“Command Alkon’s CONNEX Platform is designed to handle inbound bulk raw materials from all suppliers on a job in one easy-to-use interface, and other technology providers’ solutions can easily be integrated, like Atollogy’s computer vision solutions and Infotech’s construction management software,” said Suzie Holycross, Business Development Manager – DOT, at Command Alkon. “The CONNEX Platform streamlines information from these disparate systems in real time, removing the need for inspectors to manually enter and re-enter information into a spreadsheet and then rekey it in again into the construction management and ERP software.”

The webinar will take place on March 24 at 1PM CDT. Registration is available now, click here to get started!


As the provider of the leading Supplier Collaboration Platform for heavy work, Command Alkon solutions deliver supply chain digital collaboration across the heavy construction community. CONNEX, a technology platform built for the industry, enables business partners to automate and integrate business process, capture real-time visibility into heavy material orders and deliveries, and share knowledge to promote certainty of outcomes. Command Alkon is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and has offices in locations around the globe. For more information, visit commandalkon.com.


Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of commercial construction project data, market forecasting & analytics services and workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities that help them grow their business. On a local, regional or national level, Dodge empowers its customers to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, size growth opportunities, and pursue specific sales opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry. Dodge is leveraging its more than 125-year-old legacy of continuous innovation to help the industry meet the building challenges of the future. Learn more at www.construction.com.


Info Tech, Inc., DBA Infotech (Infotech) is a leading SaaS solutions provider for the infrastructure construction industry. Informed by DOT relationships and decades of experience, Infotech develops software solutions that bridge the gaps between owners, consultants, contractors, and other project stakeholders. Whether it be tools for construction administration and inspection or secure online bidding, all of Infotech’s solutions are built to increase transparency, productivity and the availability of data. Infotech is the developer of Appia®, Bid Express®, and Doc Express®, as well as the official contractor for AASHTOWare Project™. For more information, visit infotechinc.com.


Atollogy enables industrial companies to join the modern world of technology without enduring the pain, expense and process changes that are the hallmarks of classic enterprise systems and the IIoT. Leveraging computer vision and artificial intelligence, Atollogy revolutionizes how physical operations are managed by passively digitizing machine, equipment, operator and material events into business insights enabling its customers to increase operational efficiency, reduce downtime, improve customer satisfaction and enhance safety.  For more information, please visit www.atollogy.com.

For More Information, Contact:

Karli Langner
Command Alkon
(205) 879-3282 x 3968
[email protected]

Building Configurator TestFit Integrates with Thornton Tomasetti’s Asterisk to Accelerate AEC Projects

Using their advanced AI-driven platforms, partners cut tasks that normally take weeks to seconds

DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TestFit Inc., the world’s first building configuration software to leverage practical generative design, today announced a technology partnership with the structural engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti bound to revolutionize the architecture, engineering and construction industry (AEC): data-sharing that reduces time on task from what typically takes weeks to only a few seconds.

Working in close collaboration, the companies developed an API connecting TestFit’s design and visualization platform with Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE studioAsterisk structural optioneering tool. Developed by the firm’s CORE studio, Asterisk uses computational geometry and artificial intelligence based on Thornton Tomasetti’s extensive structural engineering experience.

The new integration enables users to solve a variety of design challenges. For example, an architect or developer contemplating the design of a parking garage might want to optimize the sizing of columns to maximize the amount of parking stalls in that garage. Laying out the design in TestFit, the user can get an instant answer via the knowledge embedded in Thornton Tomasetti’s Asterisk Structural AI. The user can then see how the columns’ width and shape would change as variables are modified – a critical task that previously would have required a coordination meeting, adding costs and delays to the project.

The column-width AI for parking structures is available now, with many more collaborations on the horizon. “In 2020, we developed the first IBC compliant core and shell generator for office buildings,” said TestFit CEO Clifton Harness. “Working with the Thornton Tomasetti team in 2021, we hope to bring structural optimization to our office offering, as well as to coordinate structural systems in our industry-leading multifamily building configurators.”

Thornton Tomasetti’s Rob Otani, senior principal and chief technology officer in charge of the firm’s CORE studio, said he is excited about the synergistic effects of combining the two platforms. “Using the API to link the knowledge represented by TestFit and Asterisk results in processes that are a hundred times faster than today’s standard,” said Otani. “This is just a hint of what we believe is to come with this partnership, resulting in far more efficient, reliable and proven solutions to architectural challenges – all while driving down costs by saving time and effort.”

TestFit has expanded its multifamily housing customer footprint in architectural, real estate developer and general contractor markets with its ultra-efficient solution for rapid design in feasibility studies without the need for generative design programming knowledge — essentially cutting out the need for designers to use cumbersome visual design tools.

Thornton Tomasetti, founded in 1949, has been associated with architectural projects of note worldwide, including skyscrapers such as The Jeddah Tower and Comcast Tower; stadiums such as AT&T Park, U.S. Bank Stadium and Yankee Stadium; and renewal projects including the Chrysler Building and United States Capitol dome.

“We’re thrilled to have this new partnership with Thornton Tomasetti not only because of how it will help us quickly address structural engineering issues, but because it reinforces our conviction that our approach to generative design is the wave of the future,” said Harness.

About TestFit Inc.

TestFit Inc. provides a radically new approach to solving site feasibility studies. Harnessing the concept of co-creation, TestFit combines user knowledge with the power of proprietary AI algorithms into the first building prototyping solution using generative design that produces compliant results in milliseconds. Architects, real estate developers and general contractors rely on TestFit to bring their designs to life in a manner more efficient, sustainable and imaginative than ever before.

About Thornton Tomasetti

Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. An employee-owned organization of engineers, architects, scientists, and sustainability and support professionals, the company has offices in North America and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Media Contact

Anya Nelson
Scratch Marketing + Media for TestFit
[email protected]

CM Group Names Desta Price as Chief Product Officer

Experienced Enterprise and Startup Leader Will Drive Holistic Cross-Platform Strategy and Customer-Led Vertical Innovation

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CM Group, a family of martech companies focused on multichannel campaign management and email marketing, today announced Desta Price as the new Chief Product Officer. Price joins CM Group with more than 20 years of experience leading product teams in enterprise and start-up environments, with expertise developing successful product strategies that couple voice-of-the-customer initiatives with relevant market trends. In leading CM Group’s global product organization, Price will spearhead the company’s strategy of creating shared services to support speed of innovation, while also building vertical-specific advancements for distinct customer needs across CM Group brands, including Campaign Monitor, Sailthru, Emma, Delivra, Liveclicker, Vuture and Selligent Marketing Cloud. 

“CM Group has a unique opportunity as a family of brands to develop more shared capabilities to improve elements like scalability, data flow and extensibility, while also building out vertical-specific features within each platform,” said Desta Price, Chief Product Officer at CM Group. “I’m excited to work with the team to expand the current product strategy with customer driven innovation and cross-brand collaboration at the forefront of everything we do. Our success is directly tied to the success of our customers.”

Most recently, Price led product and engineering at Sitecore, a digital experience management software provider that combines content management, experience, and commerce, where she focused on the strategic product direction and delivery of their omni-channel platform. Earlier, Price was SVP of Products and Education at Xactly, in which she grew the product team from ideation through a successful IPO. At Xactly, Price was responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the product roadmap, as well as the education business line. 

“Desta has unique product leadership expertise at large SaaS enterprises, as well as at early-stage startups. That combination enables Desta to maximize agility and scale, which is particularly important to CM Group as we grow our capabilities while also increasing the efficiency of our technology across our suite of offerings. I’m thrilled for Desta to join the team and for what we’ll be able to bring to our customers with her on board,” said Wellford Dillard, CEO at CM Group.

As a veteran product leader, Price has an incredible history of taking business challenges and successfully delivering solutions that bring value to a wide range of customers and industries, always with a focus on customer listening and user-centric design. Originally from Minneapolis, Price earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

About CM Group

CM Group is a family of global marketing technology brands including Campaign Monitor, Emma, Vuture, Delivra, Liveclicker, Sailthru, and Selligent. By joining together these leading brands, CM Group offers a variety of world-class solutions that can be used by marketers at any level. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, CM Group has United States offices in Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, Pittsburgh and San Francisco, and global offices in Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, and Uruguay.

Emily Riley
Riley Strategic LLC
[email protected]

Photo Release — Huntington Ingalls Industries Technical Solutions Division Appoints Three New Vice Presidents

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced several promotions today within its Technical Solutions division, including Grant Hagen, vice president of business operations; Jaime Orlando, vice president of communications; and Chris Walton, vice president of information technology. Hagen, Orlando and Walton will assume their new roles effective March 1 and will continue to report to Andy Green, executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Technical Solutions division.

“The expertise and proven success of the newest members to our leadership team have made a positive impact on the transformation and growth of Technical Solutions,” Green said. “Grant, Jaime and Chris each significantly advanced their respective functions in recent years while driving operational success, increasing external brand visibility and positioning the division for business growth. I’m excited to continue partnering with them to shape the future of HII and Technical Solutions.”

Grant Hagen, Vice President of Business Operations for Technical Solutions

Hagen currently serves as senior director of business excellence and recently began overseeing Technical Solutions’ quality and facilities functions. He led the strategic integration of Hydroid and Spatial Integration Systems’ autonomy business as well as the development and ongoing construction of the Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence, in Hampton, Virginia.

Jaime Orlando, Vice President of Communications for Technical Solutions

Orlando is the current senior director of communications and in that role has transformed and matured Technical Solutions’ communications function. Under her leadership, the team has supported business growth objectives with the development and implementation of multiple successful strategic internal and external communications campaigns. Orlando has helped unify and elevate the HII brand and has driven increased exposure for the division in print and digital media.

Chris Walton, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Technical Solutions     
Walton currently serves as senior director of information technology and chief information officer. Under his leadership, the IT organization successfully advanced the division’s cybersecurity position, earned a perfect score on the Defense Contract Management Agency Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center evaluation and implemented foundational technologies and processes to support Technical Solutions’ continued growth and expansion. In his new role as vice president, Walton will be responsible for guiding the successful coordination of Technical Solutions’ IT with HII’s corporate IT structure, processes and operations.

Photos accompanying this release are available at: https://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/releases/hagen-orlando-walton.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, and nuclear and environmental services. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:


Beci Brenton
(202) 264-7143
[email protected]

Nass Valley Gateway Ltd (NVG) Announces It Has Retained Former Kannaway CEO Jeff Rogers as Consultant


Vancouver, BC, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Nass Valley Gateway LTD., (CSE: “NVG.CN”) (OTC Pink: NSVGF) (Frankfurt: “3NVN”) distributor of top quality, broad and full spectrum CBD products, is pleased to announce it has retained Jeff Rogers as a lead consultant to rollout “Nass Valley Direct,” which is Nass Valley Gateway’s direct sales platform launching in early Q2 2021. Rogers will design its compensation plan along with its editorial and training content to help NVG sell its new menu of 30 CBD products for humans and pets.

Mr. Rogers was the founding CEO of Kannaway, voted the nation’s top MLM Startup Company of the Year in 2014. He also held executive leadership positions with Big Dot 1, President Card Global, and Sanki Global, all companies that relied heavily on large-scale direct sales programs.

For the last 4 years, Mr. Rogers has been a sought-after consultant in the direct sales industry helping his clients achieve maximum success.

Nass Valley’s CEO Gavin Collier stated, “We continue to build the Nass Valley team with highly successful and experienced managers and Jeff Rogers has been a long-time leading voice in both the CBD and direct sales industries.”


Nass Valley Gateway LTD (NVG) is a publicly traded company listed on the CSE, focused on the sales and distribution of organic, non-GMO, CBD products for pet and human consumption. Nass Valley CBD products are sold under the “Nass Valley Gardens” brand, an affiliate, via retail, wholesale, direct sales, and digital sales channels.

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Neither the CSE nor its Regulation Services Provider has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release.

Company: Nass Valley Gateway Ltd.
422 Richards Street, Suite 170
V6B 2Z4 Vancouver

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Advanced Container Technologies, Inc. Strikes Deal with Grassfire Distro

Leading distribution company will sell ACTX products in the nation’s hottest cannabis market

CORONA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Container Technologies, Inc. (Ticker: OTC:ACTX), stated it entered into an agreement with Grassfire Distro. Under the terms of the agreement, Grassfire Distro will sell and distribute Advanced Container Technologies’ products in the state of Oklahoma.

Grassfire Distro is one of the leading providers of cannabis products and accessories in the state of Oklahoma. The company offers flower, pre-rolls, nutrients, and now the ACTX line of packaging, including exit bags, retail containers, and its patented Medtainer system.

Oklahoma is now the biggest medical marijuana market in the country on a per capita basis, according to Politico News. Sales in the state have quickly surpassed $1 billion since legalization, and about 10 percent of the state’s population have acquired medical marijuana cards over the last two years – by far the highest percent of any state in the nation.

To meet that demand, Oklahoma has more than 9,000 licensed marijuana businesses, including nearly 2,000 dispensaries and almost 6,000 grow operations. In comparison, Colorado—the country’s oldest recreational marijuana market, with a population almost 50 percent larger than Oklahoma—has barely half as many licensed dispensaries and less than 20 percent as many grow operations.

“What is happening in Oklahoma is almost unprecedented among the 35 states that have legalized marijuana in some form,” according to Politico. “Oklahoma’s program has generated a hefty amount of tax revenue while avoiding some of the pitfalls of more intensely regulated programs.”

Advanced Container Technologies, Inc. CEO Doug Heldoorn said he believes that the partnership with Grassfire Distro will lead to increased sales opportunities for the company. “Having our products offered through one of the largest and most respected distribution companies in the state is good for our business,” Mr. Heldoorn stated. “Since we offer products needed throughout the cannabis eco-system – from growers and distributors to dispensaries and consumers – we anticipate increased demand for our products throughout the Grassfire Distro network.”

ACTX sells a variety of packaging solutions for the cannabis industry, including the Medtainer – a unique, air-tight packaging system that features a built-in grinder. Originally engineered as a solution to grind and store medications for pediatric and geriatric patients, the Medtainer has now been adopted into diverse markets including culinary, cannabis, and veterinary medicine. The product is manufactured with FDA-approved medical grade plastics and is certified child resistant. 

About Advanced Container Technologies, Inc.

Advanced Container Technologies, Inc. is in the businesses of selling and distributing hydroponic containers called GrowPods; and designing, branding and selling proprietary medical grade containers that can store pharmaceuticals, herbs, teas and other solids or liquids, and can grind and shred herbs; as well as selling other products and accessories, such as humidity control inserts, odor-proof bags, lighters, and plastic lighter holders; and provides private labeling and branding for purchasers of the Company’s containers and the other products. For more information visit: www.advancedcontainertechnologies.com.

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