NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ: AMBT), a leading provider of flexible and scalable smart grid communications platforms and technologies, announced today that it has appointed Don Pollock as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, reporting to John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient Corporation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090311/AMBIENTLOGO ) "We're delighted to have Don join us. He brings a wealth of sales and marketing expertise garnered from his rich experience in a variety of vertical markets," said John J. Joyce. "This is going to be an exciting year for Ambient as we make significant investment in our sales and marketing resources to develop our business globally. Our smart grid communications platform is well proven and we are very confident that it can deliver outstanding benefits to utilities around the world." Prior to joining Ambient Corporation, Mr. Pollock was Managing Director of Customers Matter Ltd, a marketing and research consultancy. For over 20 years he has acted as an executive in or consultant to various businesses; and helped them understand their customers and prospects, build business and deliver better bottom line results. Some of his previous clients include: IBM, Saint Gobain, Baldor, Indesit and Universal Powerline Association. His early career was spent in working for the global media group Bauer (Formerly EMAP). Mr Pollock has a B.Sc in Psychology and Business Studies from Edinburgh University. Mr. Pollock said, "This is an excellent time to be joining Ambient Corporation, we have a world class smart grid communications platform that is yielding significant benefits for our marquee customer, and it is an exciting challenge to build, develop and lead the sales and marketing function at Ambient." For more information about Ambient and its products, please visit www.ambientcorp.com. About Ambient Corporation Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid® communications platform. The Ambient Smart Grid products and services include communications nodes; a network management system, AmbientNMS®; integrated applications; and maintenance and consulting services to help utilities with operational cost savings. Using open, standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient provides utilities with solutions for their smart grid initiatives. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Ambient is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AMBT). This press release contains statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" under federal securities laws. Any forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and our industry and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, the dependence on one key customer, our ability to raise additional capital when needed, the sufficiency of working capital, the competitive market generally and in the smart grid industry specifically, the success of our collaborative arrangements, changes in economic conditions generally and the smart grid industry specifically, changes in technology, legislative or regulatory changes, and other risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "RISK FACTORS" in Item 1A of our Annual Report of Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason. Ambient, Ambient Smart Grid, Communications for a Smarter Grid and AmbientNMS are registered trademarks of Ambient Corporation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.