IDology Inc. names Dancu president Featured

5:39am EDT January 27, 2006
John Dancu has joined IDology Inc. as president and CEO.

Dancu is a seasoned technology executive with expertise in managing rapidly growing companies.

“John is a successful serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of driving rapid growth and building shareholder value,” says Raye Croghan, IDology spokesperson. “He has the experience, talent and vision to continue to build IDology’s market success and leading technology. On behalf of all of us here at IDology, I want to express how excited we are with John’s desire to join our team and move the company into its next phase of growth.”

Dancu worked as president and chief operating officer of Synchrologic Inc. and guided it in its rapid growth and its sale to Intellisync Inc. He also worked as president and COO of Netzip Inc.

Prior to Netzip, Dancu worked as COO and chief financial officer of K&G Men’s Center Inc. During his five years there, he led the company through growth, overseeing its initial public offering and helping to complete K&G’s merger with the Men’s Warehouse in 1999. From 1985 to 1995, he was an investment banker at the Robinson-Humphrey Co.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead IDology,” says Dancu. “IDology has a talented and dedicated team, excellent customers, technology leadership, financial strength and a leading market position from which to continue its ongoing, rapid expansion in the age and identity verification market.”

Bill Jennings
joined Navigant Consulting Inc.’s Atlanta office as managing director.

Jennings brings 20 years of experience in fraud and forensic accounting investigations to the company. He is a CPA and a certified fraud examiner.

Robert D. Hays Jr.
was elected chairman of King & Spalding LLP and succeeds Walter W. Driver Jr.

Hays joined King & Spalding in 1983 and has served two terms as a member of its management committee since 1999. He has also worked as leader of the firm’s 150-lawyer Tort and environmental Litigation Group since 1995. He has won several key cases, including a jury verdict in 2003 that was elected one of the Top 10 Defense Verdicts of the Year by the National Law Journal.

Hays graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Mirant hired William P. von Blasingame as senior vice president and general manager, Caribbean. He is responsible for all Mirant assets and businesses in the region.

He brings nearly 20 years of experience to the company. He spent most of his career with Edison Mission Energy, where he has been vice president for the past nine years while living in Singapore. He also worked as vice president, project finance, of Edison Mission’s Asia region, and for the last five years as vice president and chief financial officer of the region.

Von Blasingame earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Clark-Atlanta University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Don Addington
was appointed to the board of directors of Technology Association of Georgia.

Addington is president and CEO of Seagull Software. As a board member, he participates in strategy development, gaining access to industry resources, promoting growth and governance of the association.

Gary M. Austin joined eLifeCare Solutions as director and senior vice president, business development. He is responsible for building and maintaining strategic vendor relationships, generating new business opportunities and securing funding to pilot expansion and product development.

Austin has more than 20 years of C level corporate experience in business and capital development.

Prior to joining eLifeCare, he co-founded Clearwave Corp., a health care solutions provider of radio frequency technology and Web-based kiosks. Before that, he founded HERO Inc., a holding company managing intellectual property in the payment card-based cash rewards business.

Frederic Villoutreix
was hired as chief operating officer of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. following the retirement of Jean-Pierre Le Hetet.

Villoutreix joins the company from Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, a French multinational manufacturer of numerous industrial products, where he had worked since 1990. He held key manufacturing positions in Europe and the in United States, including general manager, world construction products and stone, Luxemburg; and vice president, abrasives Europe and coasted abrasives world.

He earned a master’s degree in science and engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, and a Ph.D. in engineering and management from Ecole des Mines in Paris.

The National Chamber Litigation Center named Joaquin Carbonell chairman of its board.

Carbonell is general counsel for Cingular Wireless and has worked in that capacity since its formation in 2000. He also led the regulatory and legal teams that completed the merger of Cingular Wireless with AT&T Wireless in 2004.

He graduated from Boston College and earned his law degree from Duke University’s School of Law. He also earned a master’s degree in management from Stanford University.

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