BEDFORD, Mass. (June 4, 2007) â€“ VideoIQ, Inc. today announced the addition of Kenneth Boyda to its board of directors. With the recent spinout of its business from GE Security, Inc. and the formation of an independent company, Boyda's deep industry knowledge and proven executive leadership will play a key role in helping VideoIQ build on its leadership position in the video analytics marketplace.
Boyda is a security industry veteran with 20 years of experience providing strategic direction for leading security companies, including GE Security, Inc. where he held the position of president and chief executive officer, and most recently by advising and investing in rapidly emerging technology companies. GE Security was formed through General Electric's acquisition of Interlogix, Inc., a public company (NASDAQ) and leader in technology development and manufacturing for the electronic security industry.
Boyda served as president, CEO and director of Interlogix until the company was acquired in 2002. Prior to Interlogix, Boyda was president and CEO of predecessor security companies SLC Technologies and Sentrol. Over a fifteen-year period, he grew the security business from revenues of $32 million into a global industry leader with revenues of $2 billion. Previously, he held senior management positions with Colortran Inc., and American Can Company.
"Ken's knowledge and experience in the security industry are second to none. His impressive track record, proven leadership skills, and deep expertise in our markets will give us a distinct advantage," said Scott Schnell, CEO of VideoIQ. "We are thrilled to have him on board."
VideoIQ's one-of-a-kind video analytics solution transforms video surveillance into a dynamic, real-time intelligent system for guarding against intruders, and gaining early warning of security breaches in nearly any environment. VideoIQ offers the industry's best detection accuracy and far fewer false alarms than traditional systems, requiring human response only when a real event takes place. To date, VideoIQ systems have logged more than 100 million hours of real world video analysis. VideoIQ products have been working for years to provide perimeter protection in and around chemical plants, water facilities, electrical utilities, border crossings and corporate campuses.
"I've long recognized the power of the VideoIQ technology and the market potential the technology holds. I am excited to help the company seize its huge market opportunity," said Ken Boyda. "As an independent company â€“ with a top-notch executive leadership team and very knowledgeable and experienced investors â€“ I believe the timing is right for VideoIQ to step ahead by offering a much needed value-based intelligent video solution that the security industry has sought since 9/11."