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AbTech Industries Appoints Industry Expert Skip Short as Director of Global Stormwater Sales

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Source: AbTech Industries Inc

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 06/02/11 -- AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Skip Short to the newly created position of Director of Global Stormwater. Mr. Short will be responsible for leading the company's environmental technologies sales in the growing stormwater industry sector.

Mr. Short brings 17 years of experience in the stormwater industry. He began his career as a civil design engineer, went on to work for several years at Hancor, Inc. and most recently as VP of Sales - Eastern Region with Kristar Enterprises, Inc.

'AbTech is charting new and exciting opportunities in their goals to address water quality. I am looking forward to exploring and implementing these solutions to assist with global environmental challenges. AbTech's effective products and its highly knowledgeable team are a recipe for meeting customers' needs and ultimately driving sales,' remarked Mr. Short.

Reporting to the VP of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at AbTech, Bjornulf White, Mr. Short will lead the stormwater sales team and oversee certain strategic efforts with key customers, industry partners and distributors.

'There is significant opportunity for AbTech to increase its market share in the stormwater sector and the addition of well-known, field-trained industry experts like Skip will contribute to gaining an expanded footprint,' Mr. White comments. 'I have every confidence in Skip's ability to broaden our stormwater portfolio and drive our technology sales.'

AbTech founder and C.E.O., Glenn R. Rink noted, 'Skip has an extensive background in the stormwater industry that will support AbTech's continued expansion. We are at an exciting period for the company as stormwater treatment has become a national priority and the need for effective, cost-viable solutions continues to grow.'

Details of the company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ('SEC') EDGAR database. For more information about the Company, visit: www.abtechindustries.com.

About Abtech Holdings (OTCBB: ABHD) and AbTech Industries
AbTech Industries, Inc. (a subsidiary of Abtech Holdings, Inc.) is an environmental technologies firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollutants and contamination. Its products are based on polymer technologies capable of removing hydrocarbons, sediment and other foreign elements from still water (ponds, lakes and marinas) or flowing water (curbside drains, pipe outflows, rivers and oceans). Smart Sponge Plus contains an antimicrobial agent that is effective in reducing coliform bacteria found in stormwater, industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater. AbTech's Smart Sponge technology is installed in more than 15,000 locations across America and in 8 countries worldwide. For more information please visit: www.abtechindustries.com.

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