Smart Card Alliance Forms Committee


Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council has inducted new officers and steering committee to help in its efforts to become the go-to resource for U.S. government agencies migrating to new physical access control systems (PACS).

The new officers are:

  • Chair: Roger Roehr, Tyco Int’l (elected for second term)
  • Vice Chair: Nathan Cummings, HID Global
  • Secretary: Lars Suneborn, Hirsch Electronics

The new steering committee members are:

  • Patrick Comiskey, NXP Semiconductors
  • Tony Damalas, Diebold
  • Bob Gilson, U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Manpower Data Center
  • Walter Hamilton, Identification Technology Partners
  • Kevin Kozlowski, XTec Inc.
  • Bob Merkert, SCM Microsystems
  • Dwayne Pfeiffer, Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • Robert Samuel, Sagem Morpho
  • Mike Sulak, U.S. Department of State

“Major installations of new physical access control systems are underway in government, and the leaders of these projects are entering uncharted territory with the new standards,” says Randy Vanderhoof, executive director, Smart Card Alliance. “Council-developed resources are coming from individuals involved in every part of the migration process, from the solutions providers to the end users, making them dependable tools for government agencies, or anyone looking to upgrade their system.”

The alliance is a nonprofit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.It is made up of more than 150 individuals from 68 organizations spanning government agencies, chip, card and software manufacturers, reader manufacturers, physical access control system manufacturers, systems integrators and biometrics solutions providers.

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