HID Global Appoints Kerry Reid as Vice President of HID Connect Business

Industry Veteran's Appointment Expands Technology Ecosystem and Partner Programs Globally

IRVINE, Calif., January 25, 2012 - HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced Kerry Reid has joined HID Global as vice president of HID Connect. In his new role, Mr. Reid will be responsible for driving HID Global hardware and software partnerships and extending the company's Genuine HID Technology™ ecosystem. This involves building upon HID's existing strengths in the access control market by expanding the use of Genuine HID Technology beyond the company's traditional manufactured products, and promoting partner solutions that use 13.56 MHz iCLASS® and 125 kHz proximity technologies.

With over 20 years of industry experience in channel and OEM sales, marketing management and international sales roles, Mr. Reid brings executive expertise and a global perspective that will greatly contribute to the expansion of HID Global's partner and technology licensing programs around the world. Under his leadership, more third-party providers will be able to use the HID Connect™ partner platform to grow their businesses by helping end-users to use their existing HID technology-enabled cards for new access control applications such as desktop log in and authentication, time and attendance, biometrics, secure print authentication, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and many other emerging applications in this rapidly expanding industry.

"Kerry's international sales experience, combined with his extensive background in developing new channel and OEM businesses makes him the ideal choice for our embedded technologies business, especially at a time when we are scaling globally into new markets," said Tony Ball, senior vice president of Identity and Access Management with HID Global. "With a proven track record of building relationships with partners, he will be invaluable in expanding our Genuine HID Technology ecosystem of partners who enable customers to 'do more than open doors' with their existing HID Global smart cards."

Prior to joining HID Global, Mr. Reid served as vice president of worldwide sales at ATTO Technology, a global leader in storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. Before joining ATTO, he held numerous executive-level positions at Next I/0, LSI Logic and Adaptec Inc. Mr. Reid received his B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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