Hirsch Electronics, a manufacturer of integrated security and identity management solutions, announced two new executive appointments.
Stephen Healy has been appointed as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, responsible for all sales, marketing and market communications for Hirsch on a global basis. Healy comes to Hirsch with a 27-year track record of achievement in sales, marketing and product management. Previously he served as VP of Sales for a division of UTC Fire & Security where his responsibilities included management of sales, sales support, channels and market development programs as well as continuous executive level involvement in corporate expansion and organic growth initiatives. Most recently he was a consultant for both the Hirsch and SCM Microsystems business units of Identive Group, developing international sales programs to expand the businesses' global customer and market base.
Mark Allen has been named Executive VP for Technology and Operations, responsible for managing Hirsch's professional services, training, quality assurance, technical support, manufacturing, IT and product development activities on a global basis. Allen initially joined Hirsch in 2003 and has overseen the successful development and growth of the company's Professional Services Group, a key differentiator for Hirsch in the marketplace. Prior to Hirsch, he served as VP Engineering for Technologic Software and its RAS product, which subsequently was sold to IBM as the Tivoli provisioning system.
Lawrence Midland, President of Hirsch and Executive VP of Identive, said, "I'm very pleased that Steve and Mark are taking on these important roles within Hirsch's executive team. These two professionals are ideally suited to help us leverage the greater amount of both resources and opportunities we now have available to us as a part of Identive Group. Their leadership is key to ensuring we continue to address our customers' needs for integrated, flexible and proven security systems, even as we grow in scale and expand our market reach."