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RAE Systems Strengthens Sales Team

strong>SAN JOSE, Calif. &endash; January 21, 2013 &endash; RAE Systems Inc., a leading developer of gas and radiation detection systems for oil and gas, emergency responders, industrial safety, national security and environmental monitoring, today announced that gas detection industry veteran, Trent Smith, has joined the company.

Smith will become the new director of sales for the Eastern United States and Canada, and will be responsible for the development and growth of sales for RAE Systems' wireless gas and radiation detection systems.

Prior to joining RAE Systems, Smith worked in several safety engineer and safety professional positions, notably in the United States Air Force and the petro-chemical industry. His most recent position was director of sales for Portable Instrumentation at Honeywell Analytics. Smith holds an Occupational Safety and Health Management degree from Louisiana State University.

RAE Systems is experiencing strong growth since the merger with Vector Capital in 2011; the company's charter has been to build growth by strategically adding to its leadership team. Since Vector Capital took over, the company has added key executives and management staff including: Chris Toney, COO; Michael Hensen, CFO and VP of Finance; Prabhu Soundarrajan, global director of Applications and Solutions; William Kolbeck, vice president of Radiation Instrumentation; Mark Heap, corporate controller; and Ron Unruh, RAE Systems America's Mesh and Fixed Systems sales manager.

“Trent's skillset will be key to managing our company's robust sales pipeline as well as expanding sales in our current and emerging markets,” said Ryan Watson, vice president of America's Sales for RAE Systems. “His extensive background in areas such as gas detection instrumentation, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, emergency response, process safety, etc., will be a valuable asset, and his expertise will add to RAE Systems' management strength and assist the company in accomplishing its growth goals.”

“RAE Systems is the leader in wireless and portable detection technology and instruments. The company develops and delivers innovative new solutions that meet customer demands,” said Smith. “RAE Systems will continue to provide solution-orientation technology and products for the energy, industrial safety, fire/hazmat, national security, environmental and public event safety sectors.”

About RAE Systems Inc.
RAE Systems innovates, designs and manufactures gas sensors and radiation detectors. The company offers a full line of fixed gas detection and portable gas detection solutions, including handheld and personal chemical, compound and radiation detection instruments. RAE Systems' proven real-time safety and threat detection systems have been deployed by world leaders in the oil and gas, fire and hazmat, industrial safety, national security and environmental markets, helping save lives and maintain safety in 120 countries. The company's industry-leading gas sensors and radiation detection solutions are widely recognized for their performance and reliability. RAE Systems is based in Silicon Valley. Learn more at