International Biometric Industry Association Names Cross Match, LG Iris, and Motorola Executives to Its Board of Directors

Expanded Board Reflects Growth in Consumer, Commercial and Government Biometrics

WASHINGTON-The International Biometric Industry Association (IBIA) — the biometric industry’s leading trade organization — today named three industry leaders to the association’s Board of Directors: LG Electronics, USA, Iris Technology Division CEO Charles Koo; Motorola, Biometrics Business Unit, Vice President and General Manager, Darrin Reilly; and James Ziglar, CEO of Cross Match Technologies.

The announcement expands the IBIA’s Board to 11 industry leaders, and reflects the non-profit trade organization’s goal to represent the entire fast growing biometrics industry — including the consumer, commercial and government markets.

“We are excited to add three prominent leaders from the commercial, government, and consumer biometrics industry segments to our Board,” said Walter Hamilton, chairman and President of IBIA. “This is a very exciting period in the biometrics industry, with increased awareness and dramatic growth in all markets. Mr. Koo, Mr. Reilly and Mr. Ziglar bring a wealth of experience and expertise in these markets, which will help the IBIA better represent the overall industry.”

Mr. Koo’s vision as CEO of LG Electronics USA was instrumental in establishing the Global Business Unit responsible for the direction and performance of all LG iris recognition activities world wide. Mr. Koo has worked for LG for more then 30 years, most recently as Chairman of LG Electronics USA and before that, as President and CEO of LG Trading. In addition to his current executive responsibilities driving the development and propagation of new technologies and looking for synergy for iris recognition-based authentication within other LG lines of business, Mr. Koo also serves as Vice-Chairman of LG Corp., the publicly-traded (Korea Stock Exchange) holding company for an $85+ billion enterprise active in electronics, chemicals, telecommunications and services.

Darrin Reilly is the MCEI Vice President and General Manager for Motorola’s Biometrics Business Unit that is headquartered in Anaheim, California. In this capacity Darrin leads all worldwide functional business groups that are responsible for marketing, developing, integrating, servicing and supporting Motorola’s trusted identity management biometric solutions and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) to over 300 customers in nearly 40 countries.

Mr. Ziglar brings over 40 years of combined experience in management, marketing, finance, law, and public policy derived from his careers in law, investment banking, government and academia. Before joining Cross Match in August 2005, Mr. Ziglar was a Managing Director and Chief Business Strategist at UBS Financial Services, Inc., in New York. He has served as a member of Cross Match’s Advisory Board since 2003. Mr. Ziglar served as the last Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). In addition to his positions as Commissioner of the INS and as Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, during the past 41 years, Mr. Ziglar has served at various times as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science, as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun, as a congressional and public affairs officer at the Department of Justice, and as an aide to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

IBIA’s board of directors and officers now includes the following industry leaders: Walter Hamilton, IBIA Chairman and President, and Associate with Identification Technology Partners; Joseph Atick, IBIA Vice Chairman and Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of L-1 Identity Solutions (NYSE:ID – News); Christer Bergman, IBIA Secretary and member of the board of Precise Biometrics AB (Stockholm Exchange: PRES A); William Spence, IBIA Treasurer and President of Biometric Consulting Partners,; F. Scott Moody, President & CEO of AuthenTec, Inc.; Ming Hsieh, CEO, President & Chairman of Cogent Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:COGT – News); James Ziglar, CEO of Cross Match Technologies; Charles Koo, CEO of LG Electronics, USA, Iris Technology Division (Korea Stock Exchange:6657.KS); Robert Harbour, President & CEO of Lumidigm, Inc.; Darrin J. Reilly, MCEI Vice President and General Manager of Biometrics Business Unit, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT – News); and Frank DeFina, President of Panasonic System Solutions
Co. of America, a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE:MC – News) of Japan.

About IBIA

Founded in 1998, the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA) is a non-profit trade association, and the biometric industry’s leading voice on key policy issues. Association members represent the leading providers of biometrics products, systems and services for the consumer, commercial and government markets. Headquartered in Washington, DC, IBIA impartially represents all biometric technologies used for automated human recognition — including face, fingerprint, hand, iris, vascular, speech, dermis/skin as well as DNA. For more information, visit


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