HID Creates Strategic Biometric Technology Position To Support Biometric Alliances

Irvine, CA (October 04, 2002 HID Corporation has hired Marian Pefley as director of product management for biometric technologies. This strategic position was created to expand and enhance the development of joint ventures between HID and its biometric partners.

Bringing with her over 12 years of experience in the areas of technical sales, marketing, and product management, Marian will oversee HID's biometric partner alliances, and will develop and implement business and marketing plans for those partnerships.

"Interest in biometrics has grown since September 11th, and the technology has made significant advances over the last two years," Ms. Pefley said. "It is the perfect time for HID and our biometric partners to launch biometrics into the access control industry on a grand scale. I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting change."

Prior to joining HID, Marian was director of product management for Identix, Inc., a developer of live-scan fingerprint and biometric identification systems. She also spent eight years with Knowles Electronics, a manufacturer of miniature microphones and speakers, as a sales engineer, regional sales manager, and customer service manager. Marian graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, and earned an MBA from Indiana University. She will report to Jim St. Pierre, vice president of product marketing.

"Marian's experience in the biometric field, combined with her advanced technical education, makes her an ideal person to help HID work with development partners to bring biometric capabilities to the access control industry," said Mr. St. Pierre.