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Toronto security company adds rear admiral to board

Route1 Inc., a Toronto-based security and identity management company, Tuesday announced the appointment of recently retired United States Navy Rear Admiral, Mark S. Boensel to its board of directors.

January 3, 2012  By Staff

Admiral Boensel has more than 32 years of experience in leading people and managing assets. He led the U.S. Navy’s two largest geographic regions, directing and participating in projects and forums for infrastructure sustainment, development, consolidation, anti-terrorism protection, and emergency preparedness at the highest levels within the U.S. Navy.

Admiral Boensel assumed command of Naval Air Station Jacksonville in April 2001. During that tour he was selected for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral. In July 2004, he returned to Washington, D.C., as the director of the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Readiness Division (N45). From December 2005 to October 2007, Admiral Boensel served as Commander, Navy Region Southeast. After receiving his second star, he assumed duties as Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in November 2007. He retired from active duty January 1, 2012.

Admiral Boensel holds post-graduate degrees in Business Administration, International Relations, and National Security and Strategic Studies. Additional achievements include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, two awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and four awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Boensel has accumulated more than 3,200 flight hours and more than 600 carrier arrested landings.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Admiral Boensel to the board of directors of Route1,” said Michael D. Harris, Chairman of Route1. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and will make an excellent addition to our board.”


Route1 also announced the appointment of Brian Levett as its new corporate secretary. Levett is a partner at Macleod Dixon LLP whose practice involves providing advice on corporate, commercial and securities law matters to a range of public and private companies and individuals. Levett received his B.A. and B. Ed. from the University of Western Ontario and his law degree from Queen’s University.

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