NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Distinguished New York attorney Andre Friedman agrees to lead Energtek USA's legal team as General Counsel
- Mr. Friedman represented Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA) for nearly 20 years
Energtek Inc. (EGTK), a leader in hi-tech natural gas solutions and Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, announced today that its legal team has been seriously strengthened by the agreement of Mr. Andre H. Friedman, Esq. to join Energtek USA as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
"It is with great pride and satisfaction that we welcome Andre Friedman to Energtek USA. Mr. Friedman is a well-known and successful lawyer not only with established legal credentials, but also with an eminent international business career. His addition to Energtek USA can only mean that we can face the upcoming and exciting challenges with a renowned and brilliant mind," announced Yoav Krill, CEO Energtek Inc.
"Energtek faces an historic opportunity in the United States in the coming years, and I believe that it has both the leadership and technologies to prosper," added Mr. Friedman. "I look forward to working with management to reach our goals of providing mobile natural gas solutions to industrial, agricultural and residential end-users who are consuming propane, diesel or similar expensive and polluting energy sources."Mr. Andre H. Friedman has had a long, illustrious international career as an effective legal advisor for American and European clients. From 1992 to 2010, Mr. Friedman represented Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA), the world's largest generic pharmaceutical company, first as outside counsel and subsequently as Regional General Counsel. He established and led the Teva Legal Center responsible for Eastern/ Central Europe and subsequently served as Special Senior Counsel involving legal aspects of Teva's entire European operations. Prior to that, from 1986 Mr. Friedman represented American and foreign clients in large-scale industrial and real estate ventures, international investment and loan transactions and international commercial arbitration in the USA and Europe. In 1965, Mr. Friedman founded and served as CEO of Bard Overseas Corporation. This organization, later known as the Bard Group, was an international trading organization headquartered in the U.S., with branches and representatives in 14 countries in the Far East, the Middle East and Europe. In 1983, Mr. Friedman sold his shares in the Group to return to full-time legal practice. Mr. Friedman's education includes: Hebrew University, Jerusalem (LLM, 1957), University of Paris, Faculty of Law, Postgraduate Studies in International Commercial Law (1957-1958), City University of New York Bernard Baruch School of Business, Postgraduate studies in International Trade (1958-1959), University of Nice, Diplome de Francais Juridique, Economique et Commercial (1985), Master class for Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce (2009). In terms of organizations, Mr. Friedman served as General Counsel to the National Association of Export Companies (1985 - 1989), on the Committee on International Sales and Related Commercial Transactions of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (Chairman 1987 - 1988, Co-Chair 1989 - 1990), Co-Chair of International Contact and Commercial Law Committee, and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Commercial Law. He was also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, International Bar Association Section of Business Law, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, and the American Foreign Law Association. About Energtek Energtek develops and applies innovative mobile transportation solutions for industrial consumers and fleets of small vehicles. Energtek operates subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Energtek, visit the newly revamped website: http://www.energtek.com Forward-Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and assumptions concerning future events or future performance of Energtek and its technologies. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are only predictions. In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and other matters set in Energtek's filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements.