JANUARY 30--Viisage Technology Inc. (Littleton, MA; www.viisage.com), a leader in face-recognition technology and identification (ID) systems and solutions, sees significant emerging business opportunities from ID-systems customers looking to improve card and credential security with biometric solutions. Responding to this need, Viisage announced the appointment of Gretchen Lewis to vice president of ID systems marketing.
Lewis is currently vice president of partner marketing, where she has been instrumental in developing a number of key new face-recognition strategic alliances and partnerships. In her new role, she brings a keen understanding of face-recognition technology to end-user customers, as well as extensive government and political expertise.
Lewis will be responsible for driving Viisage's strategic initiatives for its identification business. With the increasing demand on states to provide a more secure identification system, Viisage's face-recognition technology will play an even greater role in protecting against the issuance of fraudulent IDs. Lewis will focus on further developing state- and federal-government relationships to provide these customers with the necessary technology to advance database systems and card security.