Identitech Appoints Steve Quehl as President/COO And Jim Lochry as SVP Worldwide Sales

    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
 Xavier University.
     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
 markets.
     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
 forward aggressively."
 
     About 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
 management.
     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.
 
      CONTACTS:
      Madeline Cales
      Identitech, Inc.
      Media Manager
      (321) 951-1647
      madeline.cales@identitech.com
      http://www.identitech.com
 
 

SOURCE Identitech, Inc.

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