Former HID Global Managing Director David Sullivan has been named the new president of Fargo Electronics, secure card identity systems provider. Mr. Sullivan will be responsible for setting the strategy and development of business objectives for the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company.
Minneapolis, MN–Fargo Electronics, Inc., a global leader in secure technologies for card identity systems, today announced that David M. Sullivan has been named president effective immediately. Sullivan’s previous position was as managing director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division of ASSA ABLOY’S HID Global Corporation. As Fargo president, Sullivan will be responsible for setting strategy and development of business objectives.
With a 20-year record of professional achievement, Sullivan’s career has been characterized by strategic vision and focus. His experience includes 13 years with HID Global in a number of senior executive roles including his most recent work with the EMEA region. Under Mr. Sullivan’s leadership for the last two years, the EMEA division achieved substantial growth.
“Dave has a long history of success with HID and the industry,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global. “Like Fargo, our EMEA division was a well-established enterprise. Dave strategically positioned the business unit and accelerated the growth beyond its previous success.”
“Beginning with Fargo Electronics’ foundation of exceptional people and products, I look forward to expanding and developing our capabilities for future growth,” said Sullivan. “I am enthusiastic about building on our successful track record, and using my international experience to intensify our global presence.”
Founded in 1974, Fargo Electronics is a global leader in the development of secure technologies for identity card issuance systems, including secure card printer/encoders, materials and software. The company has sold more than 120,000 systems in the U.S. and over 80 other countries worldwide. Fargo card issuance systems reduce vulnerabilities and potential for loss of time, money and lives by continually improving the security of identity credentials.
Fargo provides physical, information and transaction security for a wide variety of applications and industries, including government, corporate, national IDs, drivers’ licenses, universities, schools and membership. Fargo is part of HID Global, a leading supplier and manufacturer in the access control industry, serving customers worldwide with proximity and contactless smart card technologies; central station managed access controllers; secure and custom card solutions; photo ID and ID application control software; and electronic cylinders. HID Global is a member of ASSA ABLOY Global Technologies Division. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Fargo markets its products through a global distribution network of professional security integrators. For more information about Fargo, visit www.fargo.com.