Michael J. Sowada Named Chief Executive Officer
SafeKey Corporation, a leader in technology that saves lives, has unanimously elected Michael Sowada as Chief Executive Officer effective February 27, 2016. Mr. Sowada will also become Chairman of the Board. Current President and CEO Jim Rennie will continue on as the President & Chief Operating Officer of SafeKey.
"Safekey is thrilled to have Mike join our team. We met with Mike seven times throughout our two way due diligence period. The experience, vision and leadership Mike provides will allow us to fuel our growth," said Rennie current President and Chief Operating Officer.
"I am honored that the SafeKey Board of Directors chose me to lead the organization in their next chapter of growth," said Michael Sowada. "I am also thrilled to be working with a great group of people at SafeKey. The organization is making a difference and saving lives!"
Mike Sowada has been a business and technology leader for 30 years. Before SafeKey, Mike was CEO and/or Founder of Data Center Advisors, VISI, Digital North and DKS Systems. Mike also has extensive business and technology experience at companies such as TDS Telecommunications, Accenture and Musicland Group; plus numerous consulting roles for Fortune 500 companies down to small start-ups.
Mike has won numerous awards, including being named “2009 Entrepreneur of the Year” and “2005 Emerging Entrepreneur”, for his contributions and leadership in the business community. Mike has been a guest speaker at the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota and numerous business organizations.
He holds an MBA from St. Thomas University in Venture Management and received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Minnesota State University - Mankato.
About SafeKey Corporation’s Two Business Units.
Safekey manufactures and sells a Voluntary Ignition Interlock, which prevents impaired driving. The system is making an extraordinary difference in our customers’ lives. More at: http://www.safekeycorporation.com
SafeKey manufactures and sells a Driver Safety Tool: Assisting transportation companies with deploying a zero cargo loss and driver safety strategy. More at: http://www.safekeyfleetsafety.com
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