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VOXX International Corporation's Majority Owned Subsidiary, EyeLock LLC Appoints Jeff Carter As Its New Chief Executive Officer
Proven Tech Leader to Further Drive Development of Company's Biometric Authentication Solutions for IoT
ORLANDO, Fla.¬†and NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VOXX International Corporation (VOXX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive and consumer technologies for global markets announced today that Jeff Carter, formerly Chief Technology Officer of EyeLock, LLC ("EyeLock"), the Company's majority owned subsidiary has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of EyeLock, effective immediately.
"Jeff has been central to the development of EyeLock's intellectual property, a portfolio that includes nearly 100 patents and pending patents as well as proprietary technology that serve to make its iris authentication solutions the most accurate and secure form of authentication in the market today," said Pat Lavelle, VOXX International's President and CEO.¬ "He has been working to enhance not only EyeLock's IP, but its distribution channels and customer reach; roles he will continue to serve in, as well as handle the overall management of EyeLock's business. We look forward to continuing to work with Jeff and his team, and further accelerate development of essential technology and solutions that make access to and use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices easier and safer."
Lavelle continued, "With Jeff's appointment, all of us involved with EyeLock wish his predecessor Jim Demitrieus well as he moves on. Jim was instrumental in bringing EyeLock to its leadership position in biometrics, and we cannot thank him enough for his efforts," Lavelle said.
Carter, EyeLock's CTO and chief strategist for the last six years, has spent a decade and a half leading revolutions in banking and technology, serving as an advisor to the U.S. Federal Reserve, emerging technology companies, and a host of other organizations. Prior to joining EyeLock he was Head of Innovation at Bank of America. In 2008, he founded the Center for Future Banking, a joint venture between Bank of America and MIT that researched the impact of identity on global banking. As Head of Innovation for Bank of America, Carter played a key role in creating the bank's first information strategy, a catalyst for advanced quantitative analysis, risk assessment and increased customer intimacy.
"I am both honored and proud to become EyeLock's CEO," Carter said. "It is a role made less challenging by skilled and spirited people on the exceptional EyeLock team. Together, we will advance biometrics and EyeLock's leadership position in the rapidly growing biotechnology arena."
He will continue to be based at EyeLock's New York headquarters.