Cernium Corporation Appoints Michael Dering to Board of Directors

RESTON, Va. , July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cernium Corporation, the leading developer of video analytics-enabled products, today announced the appointment of Michael Dering to its board of directors. A 25-year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Dering will provide guidance and support as the company expands beyond its traditional markets.

"We are pleased to welcome Michael to our board," said Craig Chambers , president and chief executive officer of Cernium. "His extensive background in business leadership for emerging-growth technology companies will be a tremendous asset to Cernium's strategic direction and growth."

Mr. Dering has held a number of management and leadership positions, most recently as president and chief executive officer of ServiceBench, Inc., a privately held corporation focused on optimizing the delivery of post-sale service by integrating the service supply chain to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs. ServiceBench was a recent recipient of one of the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Hot Ticket awards, taking first place in the category "Hottest Exit." Mr. Dering has also served as chief executive officer of CrossAccess Corporation, a venture-backed software infrastructure company that focuses on integrating corporate business functions with new e-business applications. Prior to CrossAccess, he worked as president and chief executive officer of two Bell & Howell companies. While at Bell & Howell Mail and Messaging Technologies (MMT), Mr. Dering doubled the company's earnings and grew its revenue to a record high $500 million. In his role at Bell & Howell Publishing Services Division (PSC), Mr. Dering led the successful launch of its European operation and implemented a focused sales program that resulted in increased market share. Previously, Mr. Dering had a 20-year tenure at TAB Products Company, a $170 million publicly traded manufacturer of information storage and retrieval solutions for office environments.

Mr. Dering holds multiple board positions including the Bridgeborm, eXpresso, Washington Management Group/CCS and Mindshare. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

About Cernium

Cernium Corporation is leading the way in video analytics with intelligent, intuitive and cost-efficient products for physical security, business intelligence and video content distribution. The company's technology is a generational leap over competing approaches, providing outstanding incident detection performance and greater operational flexibility at a much lower cost. With its roots in the security industry, Cernium has brought advanced video analytics capabilities to the protection of scores of facilities across North America and the United Kingdom . Customers represent a range of industry sectors that include Fortune 100 manufacturers, government, health care, transportation, hospitality, education, entertainment and major cultural institutions. Cernium's product portfolio includes Perceptrak(R) now integrated with Milestone, Cernium High Density Analytics Server(TM) (HDAS), Cernium Edge(TM), ExitSentry(R) and RealNumber(TM). Cernium is recognized by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan as the North American Emerging Company of the Year for its efforts in developing and promoting real-time, content analytics-enabled products for video surveillance. For more information, visit

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