Debra R. Ferril
Michael will have responsibility for all of IdentiSys including all functions and divisions and report to the Board of Directors IdentiSys Inc., North America’s largest sales and service integrator of identification, card issuance, emergency response, customer line management and access control security systems, recently announced Michael R. Shields, II will assume the role of President and CEO of IdentiSys. Current Role And Future Responsibilities Michael will have responsibility for all of IdentiSys. This includes all functions and Divisions and will report to the Board of IdentiSys. Michael R. Shields, the current Chairman and CEO will move into the position of Chairman and Founder. Mike started his career at IdentiSys in May, 2001, graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and has focused on learning the business and working throughout the IdentiSys organization in preparation for this role. Most recently, Mike served as the Executive Vice President of Sales for all of IdentiSys. “I take great pride in everything we have accomplished at IdentiSys in the past 16+ years. While I have many great memories of our accomplishments and of those who have made them possible, this announcement is one I have been looking forward to for many years and one I am most proud of and pleased to announce”, said Michael R. Shields. Focusing On Growth And Development “I thank those who have helped to train and develop Mike for this role at IdentiSys. It has been known that Mike was being groomed to run the company and all of IdentiSys has contributed immensely in preparing him for the role”, said Michael R. Shields. “While today is a big change for me, and one that I have been training for my whole career, I’d like to think it will be business as usual. We’ve had 16+ successful years, and while there must be some changes within the company, most things are staying the same,” said Michael R. Shields II. “Our same great customers, wonderful colleagues, products, vendors, systems, and ultimate vision and operations will remain the same.” One main change in conjunction with this transition is the creation of a new Division within IdentiSys to focus on supporting, growing and developing our business in the areas of Physical and Logical Security. This new Division will implement products and programmes to excel in these areas and grow our business. The recent acquisition of LINSTAR is part of that strategy and LINSTAR will serve as the critical core of this new Division which will be known as IdentiSys’ Security Division. Debra R. Ferril will head up these groups and carry the title of Executive VP of IdentiSys and President & GM of the LINSTAR Division of IdentiSys.
LINSTAR will continue to operate under its own name, as a division of IdentiSys IdentiSys Inc., North America’s largest sales and service integrator of identification, card issuance, emergency response, customer line management, access control and video security systems, recently announced the acquisition of LINSTAR, a full-service security systems integrator, located in New York. LINSTAR - A Division Of IdentiSys LINSTAR has installed and serviced identification, emergency management and a wide variety of security solutions to customers throughout New York and Pennsylvania since 1998. They have a wealth of experience and are highly respected in the corporate, government, financial, healthcare, education, and security markets that they serve. Because of LINSTAR’s strong presence and brand, LINSTAR will continue to operate under its own name, as a division of IdentiSys Inc. and the full LINSTAR staff will be retained. “Adding LINSTAR to the IdentiSys business portfolio and implementing plans to build on their solid record of success is exciting,” said Debra R. Ferril, President and COO of IdentiSys. “We are really looking forward to bringing together our similar, yet different, product portfolios and comprehensive on-site service capabilities. We welcome the addition of the outstanding LINSTAR staff to our organization and, together, we will provide our customers with the IdentiSys sales and service experience we proudly deliver throughout the rest of our corporate footprint. We are also looking forward to implementing some of LINSTAR’s product lines and best practices to improve IdentiSys’ security solutions portfolio across North America.” 12th Dealer Acquisition “IdentiSys strives to continually expand our local sales and service coverage in the U.S. and we are always on the lookout for growth opportunities. The opportunity to add LINSTAR’s security expertise and large customer base to our company is in complete congruence with this strategy,” stated Michael R. Shields, founder and CEO of IdentiSys. “This purchase is our 12th dealer acquisition in the last 10 years. Our growth involves making solid acquisitions and expanding product offerings to our current customer base. IdentiSys is proud to have local sales and service covering more than half of the United States and we look forward to many years of record growth,” Shields added.
Photo I.D. Systems has been selling identification security solutions to customers throughout North America IdentiSys Inc., North America’s largest sales and service integrator of identification, card issuance, emergency response, customer line management and access control security systems, recently announced the acquisition of Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies, Inc., located in Cincinnati, OH. Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies, Inc. has been selling identification security solutions to customers throughout North America with a primary concentration in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky since 1987. They have a wealth of experience in the corporate, government, financial, healthcare, education, and security markets. “We are excited to add Photo I.D. Systems & Supplies to the IdentiSys business and implement plans to build on their success,” said Debra R. Ferril, president and COO of IdentiSys. “We welcome the addition of Elaine Margolis, the president and founder of Photo I.D. Systems, to our sales organization and together, we look forward to providing our customers with the IdentiSys sales and service experience we proudly provide throughout all of our areas. Plus, we are happy to be bringing our expanded product portfolio and on-site services to the existing Photo I.D. Systems customer base.” “IdentiSys strives to always expand our local sales and service coverage in the U.S. and continues to investigate growth opportunities. This purchase is our eleventh identification dealer acquisition in the last nine years,” stated Michael R. Shields, founder and CEO of IdentiSys. “The opportunity to add Photo I.D. Systems and their customer base to our company works well with our strategy of providing in-depth sales and service throughout our coverage area.” “Our growth strategy consistently includes acquisitions and expanding product offerings to our current customer base. IdentiSys is proud to have sales and service covering more than half of the United States and we look forward to many years of record growth.”
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