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Craig Sandness

Senior Vice President and Head of Secure Issuance and Citizen ID Solutions

Craig Sandness joined HID Global in 2006 with the acquisition of FARGO Electronics, Inc. Craig started with FARGO in 1992 in Operations before advancing into sales leadership roles. At the time of acquisition, Craig served as Vice President of International Sales for FARGO. Within HID, Craig has served in a variety of leadership positions, leading global sales and product marketing teams and leading HID’s APAC business while based in Hong Kong. In 2015, he began leading HID’s Secure Issuance business area. In 2020, he also began leading the Citizen Identity business area. Craig currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Head of Secure Issuance and Citizen Identity. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Management and German from Hamline University. Craig is also an alumnus of Yale School of Management. Additionally, he has completed executive and leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. His professional background includes over 25 years in security technology.