ASSA ABLOY ITG appoints Perry M. Garvis Director Product Marketing Contactless Payment

Walluf, Dec 12, 2007 –ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG), one of the leading providers of products and services in the RFID market, has appointed Perry M. Garvis new Director Product Marketing Contactless Payment effective October 15th 2007. With this newly created position, the company underlines the strategic significance of its contactless product range especially in the converging markets of financial transactions and public transport. With a proven track record in developing and growing distribution channels, Garvis will be responsible for further expanding ITG’s  global contactless payment business.  Located in Florida, USA, he reports directly to René van Ryt, Manager Business Segments  Financial Transactions and Public Transport.

Currently contactless payment schemes are being deployed around the world to offer convenient payment solutions to the modern citizens. Garvis’ main task will be to position and market ITG’s contactless offering which includes prelaminates, cards, special transponders, readers and OEM reader modules in this rapidly expanding market space.

Garvis, a graduate of Georgia State University, has over 30 years experience in marketing and sales of RFID, security and wireless technologies. He worked for market leaders like Texas Instruments, Motorola, Sensormatics Electronics Corporation or GE Interlogix. Throughout his career he succeeded in achieving outstanding results in managing both direct and indirect sales channels as well as quickly ramping up revenues. Garvis joins ITG coming from Texas Instruments where he last held the position of Director of National Accounts Contactless Payments and RFID Systems.

About ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG)
ASSA ABLOY Identification Technologies (ITG) is a leader within the ID management and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) markets. The company develops, manufactures and markets RFID components, products, and services typically deployed within national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions. ITG is a merger of ACG Identification Technologies, OMNIKEY, Sokymat and VisionCard and former Brazilian based and operating Novacard do Brasil (acquired in 2006). ITG has over 1100 employees and 25 sales offices in all continents. The company’s headquarters are located in Walluf, Germany. ITG is now part of HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for secure identity. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.