Fargo Electronics has named three smart card/printer industry veterans to its sales and marketing team: Steve Blake, Alan Fontanella and Charlie Ross.
Minneapolis, MN– Fargo Electronics, Inc., a global leader in secure technologies for card identity systems, has announced the appointment of key leaders in the company’s sales and marketing organization.
Steve Blake now heads the product marketing area overseeing printer/encoders, software, systems, professional services and customer knowledge. Steve joined Fargo in March, 2006 with 25 years of previous experience in the ID card industry.
Alan Fontanella now leads Fargo’s product marketing for secure materials, system peripherals and enhancements, and accessories products. His management includes ribbons, inks, cards, overlaminates and visual security products. Alan has 9 years of previous experience with Fargo, including positions in international sales, hardware product management and materials management.
Charlie Ross, formerly Fargo’s eastern U.S. sales manager, now directs all U.S. sales. Prior to joining Fargo in June, 2006, Charlie served as director of sales for Bankoe Companies, a value-added reseller of infrastructure and security products including card printers, ID badges, and visitor management systems.
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.