May 17, 2016 -
Biometric identity management solutions developer ImageWare Systems has appointed Dana Kammersgard to its board of directors, expanding the board to eight members, with seven serving independently.
“ImageWare offers the most unique multi-modal biometric solutions in the market and continues innovating its products in ways that allow it to stay ahead of the competition,” said Kammersgard. “I expect to utilize my experience growing smaller organizations and applying those same past successes to ImageWare as the company looks to expand its footprint in the commercial market.”
Kammersgard currently serves as the executive vice president at Seagate Technology, a global leader in data storage solutions, where he is responsible for all storage system-related products and strategies. He previously served in a number of senior management positions at Dot Hill System Corp, a subsidiary of Seagate Technology and a manufacturer of data storage systems, lastly as the company’s president, CEO and director. At Dot Hill, Kammersgard helped lead the company from a small private organization to become a leading data storage company with over 300 employees, and eventually playing a significant role in the sale of the company to Seagate for $694 million in October 2015.
“Dana has a track record for taking small organizations and substantially growing them to be leaders in their respective industries,” said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. “Dana will be a valuable asset to ImageWare as we look to expose our technology to the large commercial market and seize on the opportunity in the growing biometric space. We look forward to his strategic advice that will help us maintain and improve on our footing as the go-to organization for biometric identity management.”
Earlier this month, ImageWare announced that it had been granted three U.S. patents for technology used in its multimodal biometric platform, IWS Biometric Engine, bringing the company’s total number of patents to 19.