HID Corporation Appoints Regional Sales Manager to the Hong Kong Region

Hong Kong, China (February 05, 2003) - HID has promoted Eric Chiu to regional sales manager for Hong Kong. He will report to William Burns, director of sales for the Asia Pacific region. Eric was previously HID's technical services manager in Hong Kong.

Prior to working for HID, Eric worked for Schlumberger Hong Kong, where he was product engineer in the cards department. He also served as application developer and systems support engineer for ERG Transit System (ERG Group), working on the Smart Card Project in Hong Kong.

"Eric's combination of in-depth product knowledge and technical expertise make him an ideal addition to our sales team," said Mr. Burns.

Mr. Chiu added, "China will potentially be the largest economy in the world over the next five to ten years. I am excited about this opportunity and anticipate that my experience in engineering, operations, and sales support will enable me to enhance the HID brand in this expanding market."

Eric earned a Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.