Former HID Global Exec Denis Hébert Joins Feenics as President

Hébert, who resigned from HID Global in 2015, joins an executive team that is working to expand access control specifications to cloud-hosted platforms.

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada. РFeenics, a provider of cloud-based access control and security management platform solutions, has appointed Denis H̩bert as president and equity partner. H̩bert previously served as president and CEO of HID Global from 2002-2015, as well as executive vice president for its parent company, ASSA ABLOY.

In a prepared statement, Hébert said his focus will be to further enable the successes Feenics has achieved in bringing cloud-hosted solutions to market in the systems integration and value-added reseller communities.

“I am excited to be part of this journey with Feenics, as the access control paradigm shifts to cloud computing, providing a wealth of new service offerings to systems integrators and their customers. In every industry there are evolutions, and the cloud alternative to access control is a significant transformation in physical access management,” he said.

Hébert currently holds the position of chairman of the board of the Security Industry Association (SIA). He formerly spent 17 years with Honeywell, having held executive positions in Canada, France and the United States.

He joins other team members at Feenics, including CEO and Founder Sam Shalaby and Executive Vice President Paul DiPeso, with the goal of forging a fundamental shift of access control specifications to cloud-hosted platforms, according to the company’s statement.

Shalaby, a former systems integrator, said Hébert adds further depth of experience from the manufacturing side of the business and a strong network of industry connections to complement the company’s expansion goals.

“We are extremely excited to have Denis join the team and expedite the growth of Feenics. He understands our go-to-market strategy and will join our day-to-day cadence as we continue to expand Keep in the field,” Shalaby said. “The combined experience of Feenics company management in systems integration and manufacturing will foster further expansion.”

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