MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Identitech, the leading provider
of integrated Business Process Management software has announced two key
management changes as it prepares to capitalize on market recovery and
significant market segment growth. Steve Quehl will take over the reigns as
President/COO from Kerry Gilger, founder who will continue to guide Identitech
as CEO. Jim Lochry takes over for retiring Charlie Warner as Senior Vice
President of Worldwide Sales.
Quehl's professional career spans 27 years in computer hardware, software
and services including executive positions with early workflow and document
management vendors such as Wang, ViewStar and Eastman Software. Beginning his
career in sales, Steve has achieved success in a variety of leadership roles
as CEO, COO, and EVP of sales in high technology firms: from fledgling
startups to high growth, industry leaders to turnaround situations. Quehl's
recent experience includes executive assignments at: Marcam Solutions, a
publicly traded ERP solution provider; Optiwise, an early-stage,
Internet-based collaborative product design software company; and Network
Associates, a billion dollar software producer of data and network security
solutions. He currently serves on several company advisory boards. Quehl is
a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the
1973 National Championship football team. He completed his MBA studies at
Lochry's extensive software background includes executive positions with
companies such as Peace Software, Extricity, Versant and Oracle. As EVP of WW
Field Operations for Peace Software, Lochry increased sales dramatically and
established critical industry partnerships to extend market presence. As VP
of worldwide sales at Extricity, Lochry was directly responsible for growing
the company from $3.5 million to $28+ million in less than two years and
establishing operations in Taiwan, Germany and the UK. Lochry graduated with
a BS in business administration and finance from Southern Methodist University
in Dallas, TX, and an MBA from the University of Detroit in Michigan.
Identitech, founded by Gilger in 1987 with the company's first product --
the Instant Signature Verification System (ISVS), has grown organically at a
10-20% growth rate since 1993, when Identitech introduced FYI(R) -- the first,
integrated solution for document imaging, document management and workflow.
Other product components have since been added including DOD 5015.2-certified
Records Management option, Electronic Forms, Print-Stream Capture, and
Business Activity Monitoring. The company is now poised to take advantage of
the burgeoning Business Process Management (BPM) market.
Identitech technology is used by over 750 customers and is most widely
deployed in the government, financial services, automotive, and energy
Bill Chambers, Principal Analyst with Doculabs, a technology consulting
firm that helps organizations reduce the risk of technology investment, offers
this observation: "Identitech has long had a strong, competitive solution for
companies seeking to create a digital workplace including capture, electronic
content, workflow, and forms. Based on this announcement, the recent
introduction of FYI Visual and the repositioning of the company around
Business Process Management, we believe that Identitech is solidly positioned
to become one of the leaders in the BPM segment."
"Having reached $2.2 billion in 2002, the Business Process Management
(BPM) market is poised for significant additional growth, as more and more
businesses look to streamline operations and cut costs," states Tom Dwyer, VP
and Managing Director of Aberdeen's Enterprise and Internet Infrastructure
practice. "Business Process Management products offer a business-process
oriented framework to manage the integration and information infrastructure of
an organization in order to systematically bridge internal and external people
with applications and back-end systems. With a measurable ROI, BPM
technologies enable companies to reduce operational expenses, and over the
long run, enable them to be more adaptive, responsive, and productive.
Identitech is one of just a handful of vendors that offers all components
necessary to truly implement Business Process Management."
"I am very pleased that both Jim and Steve have chosen to join our
leadership team," said Kerry Gilger, CEO and Founder of Identitech. "We had
previously added Fred Haber to run Operations and Kathy Jaques to lead
marketing -- both of whom are seasoned, results-oriented professionals. The
addition of Jim and Steve creates a formidable team that can take Identitech
Identitech, Inc. is an industry leader in the development of software
solutions for many business sectors, including Government and Financial
Services. FYI components span all aspects of Business Process Management
including monitoring, workflow, forms, content, capture and records
Identitech, headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, currently supplies
technology solutions to hundreds of customers worldwide. For more information
on Identitech and the products and services offered, visit us at
www.identitech.com or call (321) 951-9503.
SOURCE Identitech, Inc.