FST Biometrics names Gary Drutin new CEO

November 2, 2016 - 

FST Biometrics has named Gary Drutin its new CEO, replacing Major-General Aharon Zeevi Farkash, who will transition his focus to the areas of innovation and strategy development.

“We are very excited that Gary is joining our team, given his outstanding sales and marketing experience and the huge market opportunity FST has in front of it,” said Farkash. “Gary’s international track record speaks volumes about his passion for building companies, and I am looking forward to working closely with him to grow our business aggressively.”

Drutin joins FST from Allot Communications, where he served as chief customer officer — a role in which he oversaw all of the company’s sales and marketing.

Prior to Allot, Drutin held executive positions at Provigent (Broadcom), AudioCodes, Cisco and Digital Equipment Corporation.

The appointment follows Avi Naor being recently named FST board chairman, as the company prepares for its next major growth phase.

“Farkash and his team have built a game-changing solution for the human identification market,” said Drutin. “As the global population continues to increase – particularly in large cities – now is the perfect time for me to work closely with him, and with Avi Naor, to build FST as the global standard for ensuring safe, secure and convenient environments and facilities around the world.”

FST Biometrics’ biometrics-based IMID Access In-Motion IDentification system provides seamless secure access for a range of venues including leading enterprises, large residential complexes, office buildings, educational institutions, in addition to health and recreation centers.

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