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FST Biometrics adds Gary Drutin as CEO

Biometric identification solutions provider FST Biometrics has nominated Gary Drutin as chief executive officer, replacing Major General (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, who will shift his focus to the areas of innovation and strategy development.


November 9, 2016
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff
Drutin joins FST Biometrics as CEO.

“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,” said 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.”

Drutin joins FST from Allot Communications, where he served as chief customer officer, overseeing all sales and marketing for the company. Prior to Allot, Drutin held executive positions at Provigent (Broadcom), AudioCodes, Cisco and Digital Equipment Corporation.

The addition of Drutin comes on the heels of Avi Naor’s appointment as FST board Chairman, as the company readies itself for its major growth phase.

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

FST Biometrics’ biometrics-based IMID Access In-Motion Identification system provides convenient and frictionless secure access for a variety of venues including enterprises, large residential complexes, office buildings, educational institutions, in addition to health and recreation centers.