FST Biometrics Names New CEO

Gary Drutin will replace Major General (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash as FST Biometrics’ Chief Executive Officer.

RISHON LEZION, Israel – FST Biometrics announced that it has nominated Gary Drutin as the new CEO of the company.

Drutin has almost 30 years of executive and managerial experience and joins FST after serving as Chief Customer Officer of Allot Communications.

He will be 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,” says 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.”

Prior to Allot, Drutin held executive positions at Provigent (Broadcom), AudioCodes, Cisco and Digital Equipment Corporation.

“Farkash and his team have built a game-changing solution for the human identification market,” says 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,” says 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.”


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