Diebold Inc., North Canton, Ohio, has named Dennis Moriarty as vice president of the company's global security division, succeeding Bartholomew Frazzitta, who has retired. Moriarty will lead the division in providing integrated security solutions to customers in financial, government, retail and commercial markets around the world. Most recently, he served as vice president of customer business solutions for Diebold. Frazzitta will continue to assist Diebold in a consulting capacity, focusing on new growth opportunities.
Optex, Torrance, Calif., has hired Eric Moore as the company's new visual sales representative for North America. Moore is responsible for growing sales in the Optex line of photobeams and other visually oriented security technologies.
HID Corp., Irvine, Calif., has appointed Tom Thomasson to manager, North America for the VertX CS access controller product family. Thomasson will work with development partners who have built central station operators' GUI interfaces that display and enable remote management of both intrusion and VertX CS managed access controller activities. Additionally, he will directly support North American central station-based security dealers seeking to expand their client base into managed access control products and recurring monthly revenue programs.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has appointed Frank DeFina, president of Panasonic System Solutions Co., as a director because of his longstanding contributions and active involvement in the security industry.
Tour Andover Controls, Dallas, has been awarded a $10 million contract to replace and expand the existing electronic access control and video surveillance systems at Boston's Logan International Airport. The company will install access control for secured doors using biometric technology and smart card readers linked to two real-time servers. A badge management system will be used for badge creation processes, including making biometric templates. Video surveillance also will utilize the newest video over IP technology and communicate to a command center over fiber optics using video encoders.