Motorola’s Gary Grube named Chairman for Safe America Foundation
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – 31 January 2006 – Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and the Safe America Foundation announced Gary Grube, Corporate Vice President, Wireless Access Research, Motorola, will serve as the 2006 Chairman of the Board for the Foundation. A member of the nonprofit’s board of directors since 2002, Grube has served on the board’s Executive Committee for the past three years. He succeeds outgoing Chairman John C. Marshall, who recently retired as Vice President of Safety and Compliance for Delta Air Lines.
“Working with Safe America is one of the most rewarding things I do. This organization works hard everyday to help keep Americans safe. It’s a task we all take very seriously, and I’m honored that they’ve asked me to serve in this position,” Grube said. “Safe America likes to create campaigns focused on emerging needs, so we look forward to assisting the public and private sectors in jointly tackling the issues that most directly affect us.”
As chairman, Grube’s goals in 2006 will include:
conducting a national training conference in September to discuss methods for increasing the pool of local volunteer leaders available to respond in emergency situations,
expanding driver’s safety training for teens through a four-state test pilot program in Georgia, Alabama, North Caroline and South Carolina;
and working with law enforcement officials to develop a sexual predator identification program specifically targeting cyber predators.
Grube also is crafting a new educational campaign called ‘ICE.’ The acronym stands for ‘in case of emergency’ and is designed to focus on teaching cell phone users to insert contact information for who should be contacted if they personally encounter a natural disaster or other medical crisis. Grube says this ‘cutting edge’ initiative is an example of what the Foundation’s focus will be known for.
Safe America President Len Pagano noted that Grube’s leadership has been instrumental in helping Safe America become more potent. “Gary is nationally recognized for converting technology to public safety uses – and we’re very privileged to have him work with Safe America,” Pagano said. “Thanks to Gary’s involvement, we’re recruiting a higher level of executive because they recognize their investment of time and resources is making a real difference.”
Grube is personally credited with designing the first-ever mission-critical IP communications system for public safety agencies. He has authored more than 100 technical papers and holds more than 100 U.S. patents, a distinction held by less than one tenth of one percent of inventors. He has also testified before the U.S. Congress on numerous occasions as an expert in matters related to homeland security communications.
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About Safe America Foundation
The Safe America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, headquartered in suburban Atlanta. Its mission is to focus on emerging issues affecting safety at home, work and in play by encouraging the use of safety products while creating unique educational programming. The Foundation is a recognized national leader in teen driving initiatives, homeland security and kids’ safety education. Ongoing programs of the Foundation include “SafeTeen America,” a program that innovated driver’s education to include simulation training; “Operation Baby Buckle“ which coordinates distribution of free child car seats to needy families; and the ”Safest Kid in America" contest which has reached over 10 million young Americans through the more than 3,000 Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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