LORTON, Va., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of innovative forensic DNA products and services, and member of the SolutionPoint International, Inc. group of companies, announced today the appointment of Michael Cariola as Bode's Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Cariola brings more than fifteen years of industry experience to his new role and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Bode. Barry Watson, formerly Bode's CEO and President, recently retired but will remain with the company as a Senior Advisor.
"Michael has been an outstanding COO, and we are proud to announce his appointment as Bode's CEO and President," said Bart M. Schwartz, Chairman of SolutionPoint. "His results-oriented approach and ability to think strategically will play a pivotal role in extending Bode's track record of innovation."
Mr. Cariola has been a key contributor in leading and transitioning Bode to be a world leader within the community. "We are fortunate that we have the opportunity to promote from within," said Joseph Rosetti, Vice Chairman of SolutionPoint. "SolutionPoint's Board of Directors has tremendous regard for Mike, and is confident that under his leadership Bode will continue on a successful path of growth and excellence."
Over the past year, Mr. Cariola has maintained responsibility for the operational leadership of Bode's forensic operations, products, software, and consulting services as COO. This includes leading a multi-laboratory system that consists of Bode's ISO 17025 accredited forensics facility in Virginia and ISO 17025 and AABB accredited relationship testing laboratory in Arizona. In addition to ensuring the quality and reliability of services provided to clients worldwide, Mr. Cariola has driven growth through the oversight of Bode's federal business development efforts, active R&D programs, and software and product development.
Mr. Cariola has held a variety of progressively responsible positions with Bode, including Senior Vice President, Director of Operations and Laboratory Director. While serving as laboratory director, he was primarily involved with Bode's forensic casework and databasing activities. During this time, Bode successfully assisted numerous crime laboratories in the elimination of backlogs and Mr. Cariola helped launch several new services and products, implementing new technologies to increase quality, efficiency and effectiveness in the laboratory. These have become the cornerstones of Bode's international offerings and are a significant driver of company growth.
Mr. Cariola is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Sciences. He has also served on the advisory boards of the forensic science programs for Towson University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Master of Forensic Science degree with a concentration in forensic molecular biology from The George Washington University, and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology.
About The Bode Technology Group, Inc.
Bode provides a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art forensic DNA collection products, analysis services, and research services to law enforcement, justice system, and other government agencies around the world. Operating one of the most internationally respected private DNA laboratories, Bode's forensic DNA experts have assisted in identifying criminals in every state in the United States, and played a key role in the exoneration of numerous individuals. Bode provides immigration and paternity testing worldwide. Bode has also been instrumental in the identification of victims of natural disasters, war, crime, and terrorism, including the attack on the World Trade Center.
About SolutionPoint International
SolutionPoint International, Inc. is a leading provider of business intelligence, security and compliance, monitoring, identity assurance and situational awareness solutions to the commercial and government sectors. Through the dedicated focus on excellence of its management teams and employees, SolutionPoint enables its clients to achieve their objectives with the confidence that they can operate in a secure and trusted environment. SolutionPoint is headquartered in New York, NY, and maintains offices and facilities in Washington, D.C.; San Diego, CA; Dallas, TX; Oakland, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; and Lorton, VA. SolutionPoint also operates internationally with an office in London, United Kingdom and a recently opened office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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