Glassen gets nod as president of Fresh Water Technologies Inc.

International Development Corp. has appointed Robert Glassen as President of its new, wholly owned subsidiary Fresh Water Technologies Inc., a Nevada corporation. He has worked with several major water and wastewater utilities in completing Vulnerability Assessments (VA's) and Emergency Response Plans (ERP's) required to comply with Homeland Security rules...

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- International Development Corp. has appointed Robert Glassen as President of its wholly owned subsidiary Fresh Water Technologies Inc., a Nevada corporation.

IDVL President and COO Weissengruber stated, "Bob Glassen is a dynamic and accomplished executive leader with 25 years of success in business acquisitions and corporate turnarounds. His business expertise utilizing project development, financing, contract negotiations, organizational development and strategic planning skills we believe will make a major contribution to the future success of FWT. He is widely respected in both the private business sector and in government institutions, areas critical to success in environmental projects which require private sector solutions that respond effectively to regulatory demands."

Glassen's distinguished career began in 1975, as member of the Florida House of Representatives staff, House Natural Resources Committee, Tallahassee, Fla. In 1978, he joined Dames & Moore, Boca Raton, Fla., as a senior geologist. In 1985, he joined O.H. Materials Corporation (OHM) as a regional manager. In 1990, he joined Steffen, Robertson and Kirsten US, Inc. (a company specializing in environmental and engineering consulting for the mining industry) as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In 1993, he was recruited by Ogden Environmental where he was a vice president and general manager of their Oak Ridge, Tenn., office. In 1997, he joined Scientech Inc., where he served as general manager of Grant Environmental, general manager of the Utility Security Services Division, and vice president of sales and marketing on assignment with Ontario Power Generation's Kinectrics subsidiary.

From 2002 to present, Glassen was president of Timberline Ridge Consulting, where he was a consultant to Enertech (a division of Curtiss Wright). His mandate: to identify opportunities and execute nationwide sales of engineering and technical services to U.S. nuclear power plants. He also has worked with several major water and wastewater utilities in completing Vulnerability Assessments (VA's) and Emergency Response Plans (ERP's) required to comply with the requirements of the Public Health, Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.

Glassen is a registered Professional Geologist and has a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and a master's degree in environmental science from the University of Virginia.

International Development Corp.'s business strategy is to identify and acquire companies that will benefit from an additional strategic focus and resources needed to grow effectively and profitably.

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