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Former governor Lynch joins board of Ping4 in Nashua

NASHUA – Former Gov. John Lynch has joined the board of directors of Ping4 Inc., a Nashua firm that creates an emergency alert platform for tablets and smartphones.

“Gov. Lynch’s leadership and executive talents are exceptional,” said Ping4 Inc. CEO Jim Bender. “As he has proven in both the public and private sector, he understands corporate governance, and his honesty and integrity are unquestioned. He also has firsthand experience with emergency management.” ...

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NASHUA – Former Gov. John Lynch has joined the board of directors of Ping4 Inc., a Nashua firm that creates an emergency alert platform for tablets and smartphones.

“Gov. Lynch’s leadership and executive talents are exceptional,” said Ping4 Inc. CEO Jim Bender. “As he has proven in both the public and private sector, he understands corporate governance, and his honesty and integrity are unquestioned. He also has firsthand experience with emergency management.”

“I’m excited to join the Ping4 Inc. team,” Lynch said. “One of Ping4 Inc.’s core philosophies is that doing good for the world is good for business. The ping4alerts! platform is a tremendous advancement for the public safety market. The company is poised for both domestic and international expansion and, through public private partnerships, will help keep citizens safe and informed across the globe. The future of disaster management is in getting life- saving information into the hands of the public in real-time.”

The company, based on Amherst Street, expects to have 25-30 employees by the second quarter, according to a spokeswoman.

Earlier this month, it said it had raised $4 million in private funding to continue development, raising total funding to nearly $7 million.

Its ping4alerts! provide a communications platform used by several state emergency management agencies, police departments and schools to easily distribute information via extremely localized and highly customized smartphone alerts. The alerts can be focused as tightly as on a single building or as widespread as a state, sent to anybody who downloads the free app for iPhone and Android mobile devices.

The public can opt-in to receive while remaining anonymous.

Lynch, the 80th governor of New Hampshire, served four terms as governor. He did not seek a fifth term in 2012.

In his business career, Lynch served as director of admissions at Harvard Business School and president of The Lynch Group, a business consulting firm in Manchester. As CEO of Knoll Inc., a national furniture manufacturer, Lynch took a company that was losing $50 million a year, and transformed it into a company showing annual profits of nearly $240 million.