03 Nov New CEO for FST Biometrics
FST Biometrics has appointed Gary Drutin as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Major General (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, who will shift his focus to the areas of innovation and strategy development.
“We are very excited that Gary is joining our team, given his outstanding sales and marketing experience and the huge market opportunity FST has in front of it,” said Farkash. “Gary’s international track record speaks volumes about his passion for building companies, and I am looking forward to working closely with him to grow our business aggressively.”
Drutin joins FST from Allot Communications, where he served as chief customer officer, overseeing all sales and marketing for the company. Prior to Allot, Drutin held executive positions at Provigent (Broadcom), AudioCodes, Cisco and Digital Equipment Corporation.
The addition of Drutin comes on the heels of Avi Naor’s appointment as FST board Chairman, as the company readies itself for its major growth phase.
“Farkash and his team have built a game-changing solution for the human identification market,” said Drutin. “As the global population continues to increase – particularly in large cities – now is the perfect time for me to work closely with him, and with Avi Naor, to build FST as the global standard for ensuring safe, secure and convenient environments and facilities around the world.”
“I’m pleased to have put together such a strong management team to lead FST in the coming months and years,” said lead investor Gary Fegel of GMF Capital. “I have full confidence that this team will guide the company to become the global standard for identification.”
FST Biometrics’ award-winning, biometrics-based IMID Access In-Motion Identification system has been installed in a variety of areas including leading enterprises, large residential complexes, office buildings and educational institutions.