HID Global Appoints Rob Pattiwaël As Regional Sales Manager For Benelux

HAVERHILL, UK, July 26, 2006 – HID Global, a leading manufacturer in theaccess control industry, today announced that it has increased its salessupport for the EMEA region with the appointment of Rob Pattiwaël asregional sales manager. Pattiwaël will be based in the Netherlands, withsales responsibilities for the Benelux territory, comprising Belgium,Netherlands and Luxembourg.

"I am able to offer my extensive experience working for installers andhave good knowledge of the security market in the Netherlands and theBenelux. I am aware of customer requirements and expectations and I am surethat using our strong product portfolio, we will be able to fulfil theirneeds", said Rob Pattiwaël. "HID Global's iCLASS® and MIFARE productsprovide a strong platform for increasing the smart card business in theregion."

Fluent in Dutch and English, Pattiwaël will support HID's EMEA team,reporting to Harm Radstaak, director of sales for Western Europe.Harm Radstaak said, "With Rob active in the Benelux territory, HIDstrengthens its presence and support in this important region. Rob's strongtrack record in the security industry provides a good foundation forbusiness opportunities with and for our customers."

Prior to joining HID, Pattiwaël worked for the Swedish Gunnebo Group assales manager for their outdoor perimeter security business line. Beforethat position, he held a sales manager position at VNP Parking Systems.

Rob holds a NIMA A in Sales from the Dutch Institute of Marketing alongwith a MTS technical study.