People: Emrise Corp (EMRI.PK)
Mr. Timothy J. Blades has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary of EMRISE Corporation. Since March 6, 2012, Mr. Blades has served, in an interim finance position with EMRISE. Mr. Blades who is based in England, is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced international financial executive who has led multidisciplinary teams focused on profit improvement, fundraising and a broad range of essential finance and accounting functions throughout his career. Mr. Blades currently owns and operates TJB Advisory Services Ltd., located in England, for which he has worked as an independent, self-employed consultant since 2010, and through which he has been, and will continue to be, compensated by EMRISE. He is well versed in U.S. GAAP accounting requirements and has a proven track record of building financial teams and improving profitability. Mr. Blades spent the majority of his career working for Grant Thornton UK LLP in various UK locations. From 2002 to 2010, he was a regional managing partner. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Blades was the Managing Partner of the Northampton office of Grant Thornton. In all, Mr. Blades worked for Grant Thornton for more than 30 years. Blades graduated with honors from the University of Sheffield in England earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies. As a Chartered Accountant, he has training in U.S. and UK GAAP, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), due diligence reporting and a full range of regulatory matters. Mr. Blades is also a trustee of a 250 million pounds Sterling defined benefit pension plan. He is active in a number of charitable organizations and a member of the Court (governing body) of Northampton University in England.
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