HID Global Appoints Rob Haslam as Vice President of Government ID Solutions to Drive Future Growth in Citizen and National ID Programs

News Highlights:

  • Mr. Haslam is responsible for the strategic development and worldwide expansion of the company’s government-to-citizen ID business
  • Haslam’s expertise in building and implementing integrated Government ID programs will strengthen HID Global’s growth strategy in this market
  • The company has delivered more than 150 million eIDs components in over 50 countries


IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2013HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that Rob Haslam has joined the company as vice president of Government ID Solutions. In his new role, Mr. Haslam is responsible for the strategic development and worldwide expansion of the company’s government-to-citizen ID business. This includes extending HID Global’s reach by delivering secure ID solutions into major government ePassport and eID projects that integrate Genuine HID technologies, products, solutions and services, as exemplified by the company’s experience in the delivery of the Angolan and Saudia Arabia National ID, Australian Driver's Licenses, United Kingdom’s ePassport, Ireland’s new ePassport, Italian Citizen ID, and U.S. Green Card programs.

Mr. Haslam has over 20 years of international business development experience and leading teams in selling complex government solutions to address IT and technology, secure printing including currency, identity management, biometrics and public safety telecoms requirements. Haslam’s extensive background in building and implementing growth strategies will contribute to the growth and extension of HID Global’s integrated Government ID Solutions portfolio that includes smart card ID credentials and total ID ecosystems for ePassport, eDocuments, national ID, foreign resident, worker ID and vehicle registration programs.

“Rob’s wealth of experience and his deep understanding of the unique requirements for successfully delivering advanced government-to-citizen solutions reinforces HID Global’s commitment to enhancing customer value and increases the expertise we bring to major eID projects around the world,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global.

Prior to joining HID Global, Mr. Haslam’s career has included his role as vice president of International Sales and Business Development at L-1 Identity Solutions and 16 years at UK currency and identity specialist De La Rue.  Haslam also served in executive-level positions at companies focused on secure identity document issuance solutions and secure government/public safety telecommunications networks.  Mr. Haslam holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom and is fluent in French, Spanish, and Portuguese in addition to his native English.
 

About HID Global Government ID Solutions
HID Global offers an end-to-end portfolio of highly secure, custom government-to-citizen ID solutions. From components to integrated solutions delivery, offerings include professional consulting services, data capture, card management, distributed ID personalization and issuance solutions, optical security media, and ID card printers/encoders and laminators to world-leading credentials and eDocuments, readers, inlays, prelaminates. The company has delivered more than 150 million eIDs in over 50 countries for major projects that include national ID, ePassport, foreign resident ID, worker ID, driver’s license, and vehicle registration programs worldwide.  Additional information on the complete portfolio of HID Global’s government ID solutions can be found at http://www.hidglobal.com/main/citizen-id/

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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications.  Primary brands are ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com/ 

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