HID Global Drives Expansion in RFID Industry and Logistics Business

IRVINE, Calif., February 8, 2011HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced it has appointed Jason Walden to drive the company’s Identification Solutions (IDS) RFID Industry and Logistics business in the UK, Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia. Walden will be responsible for extending HID’s leadership in RFID tagging into the rapidly growing market for solutions that support asset-tracking, process automation, medical processes and identification of returnable transport items.

“Jason Walden’s background and expertise in RFID is an exciting addition to the HID team,” said Marie-Francoise Glotz, vice president of Industry and Logistics with HID Global.  “We continue to make significant investments in the business and Jason’s appointment is another important step in expanding our position in the RFID tagging market.”

Walden brings nearly 15 years of experience to HID’s RFID Industry and Logistics business, including extensive knowledge in supply chain management, data collection systems and solutions that identify, track, and manage the deployment of critical assets for improved business efficiency.

“I am excited to play a key role in continuing to expand HID’s Industry and Logistics business,” said Walden. “2010 has been a banner year in the RFID space and HID Global’s extensive line of Genuine HID™ RFID solutions are optimized to meet a wide variety of global standards and customer requirements that are specific to this growing industry segment.

HID offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of field-proven RFID tags across diverse industrial vertical markets and has delivered more than one billion RFID tags worldwide. The company’s entire RFID tag portfolio features superior, out-of-the-box performance and reliability, enabling customers to enjoy efficiencies and cost savings.

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.