View Systems Appoints Reid Miles as Board Member

View Systems, a Baltimore, Md.-based maker of security products, including weapons detection systems, has appointed Reid Miles to its board of directors. Miles is CEO of Miles Howland & Co., a New York-based investment advisory firm.


View Systems, Inc. VSYM +14.57% , a rapidly growing provider of security products, announced today that Reid R. Miles, Chief Executive Officer of Miles Howland & Co. LLC, is joining its Board of Directors. Mr. Miles will work closely with View’s Board and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gunther Than. Mr. Miles will assist the Company in broadening the expertise of its Board of Directors and recruiting additional senior management. Mr. Miles will also be working with Mr. Than and the Board to develop strategic partners for the Company to accelerate the growth of the business.

“View Systems is a leader in the growing access security and recognition control industry,” noted Mr. Miles. “The Company is a proven solutions provider and technology innovator within a growing market for its systems. The Company has recently entered into the educational facilities market, which augments the historical client base in the sports, law enforcement, public facilities and private facilities sectors.”

Dr. Martin Maassen, Chairman of View Systems, stated: “We are pleased to announce that Mr. Miles has chosen to join our Board. His expertise in working with entrepreneurial companies will be of value to the Board and management team, as the View team executes its next stages of growth to enhance shareholder value.”

Mr. Miles is an experienced board member having served on corporate boards since 1996. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Miles Howland & Co. LLC an investment management firm based in New York with a focus on alternative assets including private equity, hedge funds and real estate. In addition to his career in finance, Mr. Miles has ten years of management experience in the technology industry, having worked in management positions with IBM Corporation and NEC.

About View Systems: View Systems, Inc. manufactures and installs weapons detection identification systems, video management platforms and tele-data communication networks. The Company has a client base that includes correctional facilities, schools, courthouses, government agencies, event and sports venues, and commercial businesses. More information can be found at

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