Optosecurity Hires New General Manager to Expand North America and Asia Pacific Business

QUEBEC CITY, August 3, 2016 - Optosecurity, a world leader in checkpoint security, is proud to announce that Mr. Douglas Deihl is joining the company as General Manager to lead the expansion in the Americas & Asia Pacific markets.


Mr. Deihl brings more than 15 years of international business experience gained through senior leadership roles within global companies and associations, such as Analogic and General Electric.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Doug join our team” commented Timothy Mathews, CEO of Optosecurity. “His vast experience within the aviation industry and his knowledge of the North-American market will be greatly beneficial to Optosecurity.”


Prior to joining Optosecurity, Mr. Deihl managed international commercial relationships for Analogic for more than five years, a position that also brought him to sit as the Vice Chairman of Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Safety and Security Committee.

“I’m pleased to join the Optosecurity team and look forward to working with our industry partners to improve passenger experience, enhance security and reduce operating costs at the checkpoint.  As the only truly technology agnostic remote screening solutions on the market, our products enhance the capabilities of checkpoints and integrate with multiple Automated Screening Lane suppliers and x-ray systems”, said Mr. Deihl.


Mr. Deihl is a graduate of the General Electric’s preeminent post-MBA sales & marketing leadership development program (Experienced Commercial Leadership Program) and holds a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Deihl graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Economics and Psychology.


About Optosecurity Inc. - Headquartered in Canada, Optosecurity Inc. is a leader in operational efficiency and threat detection for checkpoint security in airports and other critical infrastructures. Optosecurity’s eVelocity software suite is the first in the world to enable centralized remote screening of hand luggage, redefining airport security paradigms and economics, demonstrating proven savings and productivity enhancements. Optosecurity’s automated threat detection software also enables liquid explosives detection in a cost-efficient way and is certified by European civil aviation authorities.