SOURCE: ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc.

February 16, 2012 12:38 ET

ImageWare Systems Elects John Cronin to Its Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - ImageWare Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IWSY), a leader in multimodal biometric security solutions, announced that John Cronin has been elected to the ImageWare Systems Board of Directors effective February 14, 2012.

Cronin comes to ImageWare as a Managing Director and Chairman of ipCG, the largest intellectual property strategy consulting team in the world, serving over 500 companies since 1998. As the primary architect for ipCG's transaction methods, John has also structured transactions for ipCG clients, including out-licensing agreements, asset sales, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his work at ipCG, John spent 17 years serving as the top inventor at IBM, with over 100 patents and 150 patent publications. Additionally, Mr. Cronin serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), Armor Designs, Inc., and as a member of the advisory board for innoPad, Inc. and Primal Fusion, Inc.

"John's track record of assisting companies with unique IP as they convert their technology into actionable financial results is very compelling to our company," said Jim Miller, ImageWare Chairman and CEO. "We look forward to leveraging his invaluable experience and believe he will help shape and advance our strategic direction to become the standard for biometric identity management."

Cronin commented: "ImageWare is an early pioneer and IP leader in U.S. patents and external cites for multimodal biometric analysis. I believe this IP foundation provides a substantial competitive advantage that will allow the company to aggressively pursue new applications. I look forward to working closely with Jim and the board during the next phase of ImageWare's growth."

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About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems (PINKSHEETS: IWSY) is a leading developer of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the company's biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials including national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, ON. For more information on ImageWare Systems, visit

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