CHANTILLY, Va., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- i4C Innovations Inc., dba Voyce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) and the creators of the Voyce Health and Wellness Management System™, is pleased to announce the expansion of its research and development team with the addition of Albert J. Di Rienzo as Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Innovation Officer, as of April 25, 2016.
Mr. Di Rienzo has spent 32 years in the fields of academia, government, and industry. In the past, he has held senior executive positions with the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University, RedSky, Blue Highway, National Biodefense Science Board, Welch Allyn, Phillips Medical Systems, Siemens Medical Systems, Honeywell/Sperry Aerospace, and General Dynamics.
"During his time as an advisor to Voyce, Al has been an instrumental expert and technical leader as we maneuver uncharted territory – integrating Ultra Wide Band technology into a remote monitoring system for animal health," said Michael Stanfield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Intersections Inc. "Al has provided unprecedented insight and guidance, market knowledge, technical expertise and important introductions for our business. He is one of the most talented, yet humble people that I have had the pleasure of working with."
Most recently, Mr. Di Rienzo served as President of RedSky, where he built strategic partnerships and relationships within the broader biomedical ecosystem. From 2008 until 2013, he was the President, CEO & Co-Founder of Blue Highway, a multi-faceted company with expertise in science and technology acceleration, from ideation to proof-of-concept, translational research, economic development, and professional services to academia, government, and industry. He holds a Computer Science Degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and currently serves as a Board Member for Abram Scientific, Inc., Angel Capital Association, and the Association for Computing Machinery. Mr. Di Rienzo also serves as a member of research boards and committees to organizations such as Cornell University Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins School of Medicine & Technical Alliance and is the founding chair of the Syracuse Chapter of Engineering in Medicine & Biology Science.
"Voyce is a company at the forefront of technology and innovation for animal health," said Mr. Di Rienzo. "Veterinary medicine is an arena of incredible innovation at this time. It is my goal to continue to position Voyce as a leader in animal health technology, employing their material advantages and IP, and expanding into exciting new areas for growth."
Developed in collaboration with biomedical engineers, veterinary experts, and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Voyce Health Monitor™ uses non-invasive sensors and exclusive patented technology to gather vital information about a dog's health. In addition to robust activity metrics, the patented Voyce Monitor tracks resting heart and respiratory rates – key indicators to help detect health conditions early – improving and possibly extending the life of a dog.
For more information about Voyce or Mr. Di Rienzo's new role, please contact Shannon Stevens at Fetching Communications at 631.569.2285 or Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org. Product information and support for Voyce Pro is available at www.voycepro.com.
Voyce is comprised of a diverse team of passionate individuals committed to building a suite of unique products and services for the companion animal market. As part of its comprehensive approach to pet wellness, Voyce brings a new era of personalized care to pets - where pet parents and veterinarians are empowered with unprecedented insights and tangible information about the health and wellbeing of each individual dog. I4C Innovations, dba Voyce, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. and is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. For more information, please visit www.voyce.com.
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) provides innovative, information-based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better-informed life decisions. Under its IDENTITY GUARD® brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. The company's subsidiary Habits at Work provides insurance and other services that help consumers manage risks and achieve personal goals. The company's i4C Innovations subsidiary provides VOYCE®, a groundbreaking pet wellness monitoring system for pet owners and veterinarians. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the company was founded in 1996. To learn more, visit www.intersections.com.
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SOURCE Intersections Inc.