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Sypris Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: SYPR) announced today that effective July 11, 2012 it has elected Robert F. Lentz to join its Board of Directors as a Class II director.
Since October 2009, Mr. Lentz has served as President of Cyber Security Strategies, LLC, a global cyber security consulting company. From November 2007 to October 2009, Mr. Lentz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Identity and Information Assurance in the Department of Defense (DoD). From November 2000 to October 2009, he served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the DoD. Among his many other responsibilities, Mr. Lentz served as the Chairman of the National Space INFOSEC Steering Council, principal DoD member of the Presidential Sub-Committee on National Security Systems, leader of the DoD IA Steering Council, and the IA Domain Owner of the Global Information Grid Enterprise Information Environment Mission Area. In his capacity as the Chief Information Security Officer, Mr. Lentz was a member of the DoD CIO Executive Council. He also served as the DoD liaison to several private sector boards, including the Center for Internet Security Strategic Advisory Council, the Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures Senior Advisory Council, the International Cyber Center Advisory Board and SAFEcode. Mr. Lentz began his career with the National Security Agency in 1975.
Commenting on the announcement, Jeffrey T. Gill, president and chief executive officer of Sypris Solutions, said, "We are pleased to have Bob join our board. His highly-regarded track record as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and his years as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Defense are expected to be invaluable resources to Sypris as we continue to develop solutions to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber security threats."
Mr. Lentz is a graduate of the National Senior Cryptologic Course, the Federal Executive Institute, the Harvard Business School in Strategy Planning and the Resource Management Course at the Naval Postgraduate School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in History and Social Science from Saint Mary's College of Maryland and a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.