Hirsch Electronics Announces New Executive Appointments

Steve Healy Named Executive VP Sales & Marketing; Mark Allen Appointed Executive VP Technology & Operations

Jun 09, 2010, 12:46 ET from Identive

SANTA ANA, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hirsch Electronics, a manufacturer of integrated security and identity management solutions for worldwide markets, today announced two new appointments to its executive team.

Stephen Healy has been appointed executive vice president sales & marketing, responsible for all sales, marketing and market communications for Hirsch on a global basis. Mr. Healy comes to Hirsch with a 27-year track record of achievement in sales, marketing and product management. Previously he served as vice president of sales for a division of UTC Fire & Security where his responsibilities included management of sales, sales support, channels and market development programs as well as continuous executive level involvement in corporate expansion and organic growth initiatives. Most recently he was a consultant for both the Hirsch and SCM Microsystems business units of Identive Group, developing international sales programs to expand the businesses' global customer and market base.  

Mark Allen has been named executive vice president technology & operations, responsible for managing Hirsch's professional services, training, quality assurance, technical support, manufacturing, information technology and product development activities on a global basis. Mr. Allen initially joined Hirsch in 2003 and has overseen the successful development and growth of the company's Professional Services Group, a key differentiator for Hirsch in the marketplace. Prior to Hirsch, he served as vice president engineering for Technologic Software and its RAS product, which subsequently was sold to IBM as the Tivoli provisioning system.

Lawrence Midland, president of Hirsch Electronics and executive vice president of Identive Group, commented, "I'm very pleased that Steve and Mark are taking on these important roles within Hirsch's executive team. These two professionals are ideally suited to help us leverage the greater amount of both resources and opportunities we now have available to us as a part of Identive Group. Their leadership is key to ensuring we continue to address our customers' needs for integrated, flexible and proven security systems, even as we grow in scale and expand our market reach."

About Hirsch Electronics

Hirsch Electronics, a business unit of Identive Group (Nasdaq: INVE; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: INV), manufactures integrated security and identity systems for worldwide markets. Hirsch is a recognized leader in IP-based physical security solutions that interoperate with other networked databases, devices and systems. Hirsch's award-winning role-based access control, identity management, and security management systems integrate access control, digital video, alarm monitoring, smart cards and biometrics. Hirsch security solutions are IT-centric, highly secure, and scalable to even the largest organizations.

Website: www.HirschElectronics.com.

About Identive Group

Identive Group (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: INV) is an international technology group focused on building the world's signature company in secure identification-based technologies. Through its group of recognized brands, Identive provides leading-edge products and solutions in the areas of physical and logical access control, identity management and RFID systems to governments, commercial and industrial enterprises and consumers. The organization's growth model is based on a combination of disciplined acquisitive development and strong technology-driven organic growth from its member companies. For additional information visit: www.identive-group.com

Hirsch Electronics and the Hirsch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hirsch Electronics LLC or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

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