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Cross Match Names David Buckley as President and CEO


Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. March 1, 2011 – Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a global provider of biometric identity solutions, announced today that David Buckley has been named the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.


Most recently, Mr. Buckley was the CEO of Vectronix Incorporated, a Safran Group company and leader in optronics and advanced systems designed for the military and first responders. Under his guidance, the company quickly grew from a small reseller of quality products to a full integrator of mission-critical solutions for the military. Formerly, Mr. Buckley was President and CEO of Modtech Holdings and he also held senior leadership positions at General Electric Company and Price Waterhouse.


“Mr. Buckley has an exceptional background that will be invaluable as he leads our company through the dynamic changes in the biometrics arena and as we continue to grow our solutions business,” says Don Nickelson, Chairman of the Board at Cross Match. “We welcome him to Cross Match with great pleasure and anticipation.”


Before joining the private sector, Mr. Buckley served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, as both an engineering officer and a combat systems officer. The vessels on which he served were involved in the Gulf War, Panama and counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean.


Mr. Buckley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy where he focused on optical physics, and a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business where he studied operational management.


Active in his local community, Mr. Buckley is a familiar speaker at various professional events throughout the country and also coaches youth football and lacrosse.


About Cross Match Technologies

Cross Match Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. These solutions are used to capture and process the unique physical characteristics of individuals to establish and verify their identities. Offerings include multiple biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. For more information visit


From Mark Heffernan:


Dear friends and colleagues:

I am writing to let you know that I recently moved to Cape Town, South Africa with my wife Ana-Maria for two years, where I have accepted a position as CFO of mothers2mothers International.  m2m is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV and to support mothers and babies living with HIV/AIDS. M2m operates in South Africa and in 8 countries throughout east and southern Africa.  For more information visit
I am thrilled to be part of m2m’s management team and to contribute to the organization’s mission, and am also excited about the chance to explore Cape Town and southern Africa. I look forward to remaining in contact and for opportunities to work with many of you in my new capacity.   My new work email address is and personal address is

Below is my new mailing address (a mail service in the US that scans my mail) and the new address in Cape Town.  And of course, if you need any prompting to make a visit, Cape Town is an absolutely beautiful city that can serve ably as a jump-off point to many of Africa’s finest game parks, wine-lands, and other destinations.  I would be delighted to see you!
Best regards,
Mailing address:
Mark Heffernan
427 N Tatnall St #96263
Wilmington, DE 19801-2230
United States