Jack Derrico joins Hirsch Electronics

SANTA ANA, CA, January 26, 2009 - Hirsch Electronics, a global supplier of access control and security management solutions, announces the appointment of Jack Derrico as Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. Mr. Derrico will manage Hirsch's sales activities and dealer development in the Mid-Atlantic Region including the states of District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Mr. Derrico brings to Hirsch more than twenty years of leadership experience in commercial and government sales in the security industry. He most recently served as Government Sales Director, Diebold Information & Security Systems (ISS) responsible for launching its government division and creating substantial growth in that sector. He had similar sales team development and management roles and success with IPIX Corporation, ISR Solutions, NAVCO and ADT Security Systems.

"Jack is a seasoned and experienced sales professional with a proven track record in the security industry," said Scott Elliott, eastern district manager for Hirsch. "He will make an immediate positive impact on our business in the region."

"It's exciting to join a team that has such a proven history of delivering quality, cost-effective products," commented Mr. Derrico. "And I look forward to building upon their strong reputation in the commercial and government markets."

Mr. Derrico will work out of Hirsch's Washington, DC office. He can be reached at (703) 272-8097, (703) 732-3303 (cell), or jackd@hirschelectronics.com.