IRVINE, CA, April 27, 2015 — CardLogix, a leading supplier of smart cards and software, announced that it has hired Thomas A. Hope as Director of Sales. Mr. Hope is in charge of all U.S. and International sales for the company, which has customers worldwide. He will manage direct staff, authorized resellers, and partners in support of the company’s ongoing expansion of its sales efforts. Mr. Hope reports to CardLogix CEO, Bruce Ross.
“Tom Hope is a critical part of our next growth stage” comments Mr. Ross. “Coming from the semiconductor industry and an extensive sales career, Tom will accelerate growth in our key markets of Identity, Healthcare, and Gaming”. Ross added that Mr. Hope’s arrival coincides with new product initiatives, including Card Encoding Engine™
software for personalizing and printing Identity Credentials.
After working in manufacturing with DataCard and Honeywell, Mr. Hope has been in semiconductors and systems sales for over 28 years as a supplier to CardLogix. Mr. Hope’s experience includes sales with Harper and Two. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Industrial Technology.
Worldwide Smart Card Industry: Worth $6.6 Billion In 2015
According to the research firm Markets and Markets, the worldwide smart card industry will reach a value of $6.6 billion by the end of 2015. Smart cards are ideal for multi-factor identity authentication. Market growth is fueled by the fight against terrorism, emergence of EMV chip cards in the U.S., and the great need for security and privacy in Healthcare.