HID Corp., a California contactless access control card and reader manufacturer, has hired former Honeywell International executive Michael L. Davis to a newly-created position within the company: Director of technology, intellectual property. Mr. Davis has some 25 years’ experience with security technologies, including physical security and card manufacturing.
IRVINE, Calif. – HID, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, today announced it has tapped Michael L. Davis for the newly-created position of Director of Technology, Intellectual Property. In his new role, Davis will leverage his extensive experience in the access control market with his broad range of knowledge in leading technology developments to drive HID’s future product initiatives.
“Michael Davis is a seasoned industry executive who has spearheaded significant development activities for distinguished access control companies,” said Dr. Tam Hulusi, executive vice president, Intellectual Property for HID. “His depth of industry experience and broad knowledge of access control cards and readers will serve the company extremely well as we continue to expand into new markets while we grow our existing product line.”
Davis’ experience includes over 25 years with security technologies including physical electronic security, card technologies, and card manufacturing. Prior to joining HID, Davis held various director-level, engineering and product marketing positions at Honeywell International companies including Honeywell Access Systems, NexWatch, Northern Computers, and ADEMCO. His primary role at these companies consisted of designing and developing 13.56 MHz and 125 kHz card and reader product lines, and creating and implementing product and marketing strategies. Prior to Honeywell, he was founder and President of Matrix Electronics from 1979 to 1985, later selling the company to Daco Industries.
Davis received his master’s degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in science and medicine from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Holding numerous patents, he also frequently writes industry-related articles and regularly presents at major industry trade shows.
About HID Corporation
HID is the premier global supplier of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry. With over 200 million credentials (cards, fobs and keys) in use worldwide, HID leads the industry in 13.56 MHz and 125 kHz RFID card and reader technology for a wide range of applications including access control, IT secure authentication, time and attendance, digital cash/cashless vending, automotive vehicle identification, and biometric verification. HID’s award-winning product line includes iCLASS® 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards and readers, 125 kHz proximity, magnetic stripe, and Wiegand technology cards and readers. The company also provides specialized card manufacturing services including custom pre-printed graphics, micro printing and anti-counterfeiting elements, holograms or ultraviolet ink for increased card security. HID is headquartered in Irvine, California, with international offices supporting more than 100 countries. The company is part of the ASSA ABLOY Identification Technology Group. To learn more, visit www.hidcorp.com.