Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (ZGSI or “the Company”), (Pink Sheets: ZGSI), announced today that Dr. Anthony J. (Tony) Tether, former Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been appointed Senior Strategic Advisor to the Company. In this role, he will provide the Company’s senior management and board of directors the benefit of his experience in bringing advanced, breakthrough technologies to scale and deployment. He will offer his guidance on the implementation of ZGSI’s core business mission of utilizing the Company’s technologies developed for the space program to address the threat to humanity in feeding the world in the face of population growth and threats to the world’s food crops.
Harvey Kaye, Chairman of the Company, stated, “Given Tony’s involvement with early technologies such as GPS, which had worldwide applications and implications, his perspective and insight into the challenges and opportunities of introducing disruptive technologies will prove invaluable to the Company.”
Richard Godwin, Chief Executive Officer and President of ZGSI, stated, “The scope of our Company’s activities requires interaction with the space, scientific, academic and other related communities. Tony’s experience as DARPA’s longest serving director will provide perspective and strategic insights vital to achieving our company’s goals.”
Tony Tether, ZGSI’s newly appointed Senior Strategic Advisor, stated, “In my opinion Zero Gravity Solutions has pulled together an exceptional team for addressing how to use the knowledge gained through space efforts for significantly increasing the yield and nutritional value of food crops, and the knowledge gained from zero gravity on biological innovations in areas such as stem cells. I felt that this team has a high probability of commercializing this knowledge. I am pleased to be part of it and feel that I can help them select and create project plans that get to the bottom line sooner rather than later, thereby increasing near term value to the shareholders.”